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Bedford leaves Misys IFA Services

Misys IFA Services head of marketing Andrew Bedford is resigning to take up a position in America in January 2002. Bedford will become director, training and development for ALICO, a subsidiary of AIG. Bedford has been MIFAS head of marketing since January last year.

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Health plan for seniors from Pinnacle

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