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Bestinvest appoints head of investment management

Bestinvest has appointed Gareth Lewis as head of investment management.

Lewis spent the last eight years at UBS as the UK chief investment officer and latterly head of investment management.

Mike Neumann, will take on a new role within Bestinvest as director of investment management.



Peer presses for rethink on FSCS review

The Government should force the FSA to resume its Financial Services Compensation Scheme review if the European Union fails to finalise the investor compensation scheme directive by December, says LibDem peer Lord Teverson. In June, the FSA said it will not push forward with its review of the FSCS until the EU directive is complete. […]

The ghost in the machine

Our panel debate the impact of the US downgrade on investment strategy, ask if social impact bonds are a case of the Government passing the buck to private investors and agree a market crash is not a foregone conclusion but that bad news is spooking the markets

Credit check

Some brokers say the CreditExpert scheme, which discloses to an applicant why their mortgage claim was rejected, is of limited use.

Popularity contest

The rise of financial services comparison websites has brought brand marketing challenges, says Alan Thorpe, director of financial services Europe at Acxiom


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