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Buyout could bring clarity

Sesame has for a long time felt like an unloved child in the Misys’ home.

So it is no surprise that senior management led by Patrick Gale, whose enthusiasm has helped maintain the business, is now looking to buy it from the parent company.

Of course, most advisers are probably much more concerned with the services and support that a network/support company such as Sesame can provide than who or what owns it. But we do sense that if this deal goes ahead, the firm will have more clarity of purpose and that should help its members too.


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Former Equitable Life chief executive Roy Ranson has been cast out by the Institute of Actuaries.

Towry Law buys Baker Tilly FS

Towry Law has announced today the acquisition of Baker Tilly Financial Services, the financial advisory division of accountancy firm, Baker Tilly.Baker Tilly FS has a national presence with over 20,000 high net worth clients. It will bring 41 wealth advisers into the JS&P Towry Law advisory firm, creating a total of around 200 advisers. All […]

Mark Page: why my biggest overweight stock is a discount Spanish retailer

Artemis European Opportunities Fund manager Mark Page is questioned about the merits of investing in Spanish supermarket group, Dia. Dia is a 7,000-store Spanish discount supermarket chain. But with cheaper food prices coming on to the market and an improving Spanish economy, journalist Alexis Xydias questions Mark about its inclusion in the Artemis European Opportunities […]


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