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BGI appoints Andy Gibbs as regional sales manager for London

Barclays Global Investors has announced the appointment of Andy Gibbs as regional sales manager for London.

Gibbs formerly with M&G for ten years joins BGI from The Medical Insurance Agency.

He replaces Terry James who will now look after BGI&#39s institutional business.

The company has also extened its broker line service with the recruitment of Peter Wilson as sales executive.


AITC announces marketing initiative

The Association of Investment Trust Companies has outlined proposals for its new £27.5m marketing strategy.The marketing campaign labelled &#39its&#39 aims to increase awareness and understanding of investment trusts by pooling the resources investment managers.&#39Its&#39 target audience will be households with incomes of £25,000 plus particularly the 5m existing Pep investors.The campaign will use a variety […]

Virgin warns on low savings rates

Virgin is hoping to attract business to its Virgin One account by warning that saving account rates have hit the lowest level for 125 years.The lender says the average no-notice savings rate is currently 1.92 per cent, at a time when inflation is running at 2.4 per cent. It argues that the purchasing power of […]

The Merchants Trust PLC – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for The Merchants Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Simon Gergel. Portfolio Review The Merchants Trust reported results this month and the directors were pleased to announce a 35th consecutive year of dividend growth (subject to shareholder approval at the AGM). The Company is proud to be highlighted as […]


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