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Britannic picks chief operating officer

Britannic Asset Management has appointed Gavin Stewart as chief operating officer. He will take up the role in January and will be responsible for finance, legal, IT, corporate development, investment trusts and product development. Stewart was formerly group development director at Aegon and marketing director at Scottish Amicable.


Raymond James Investment Services launches online Sipp

Private client manager Raymond James Investment Services is launching an online Sipp administration service for IFAs and stockbrokers. Parent Raymond James runs £54bn of assets in wrap accounts in the US. The RJIS desktop tool offers manager of manager programmes, bespoke analysis and trading of third party funds and asset allocation. .

&#39Newshound&#39 is bitten by the top dog

One popular definition of what constitutes a news story is the unusual man bites dog in contrast to the more pedestrian dog bites man. The latter is not a story – some financial prs take note.But what happens say when the dog in question bites two journalists with an alleged 30 years experience between them […]

Misrepresentation of agent status

My biggest concern about depolarisation, and the one about which nobody seems to be talking, is that of misrepresentation of status.I still do not understand the basis on which the FSA can argue that blurring the line of demarcation between tied agents and IFAs will be beneficial for consumers.It seems blatantly obvious that multi-tied agents […]

When will Green shoots appear?

Those who want to make a difference to pension policy should seize this moment.The predicted failure of next week&#39s Green Paper is your chance to make sure that meaningful change comes about by the time of the next Green Paper in, say, 2006.If the consensus of opinion is to be believed, next week&#39s document will […]

Global energy: positioning for a recovery in the oil price Š

Richard Hulf explains how he and John Dodd have positioned the Artemis Global Energy Fund and where they are finding opportunities. Richard explains how he and John are changing the complexion of the fund to focus on the most efficient oil producers. As he tells journalist Alexis Xydias, in this environment of lower prices, he […]


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