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Foster Denovo makes another acquisition

National advice firm Foster Denovo has acquired London and Capital UK’s wealth business in its latest expansion deal. Foster Denovo will begin servicing London and Capital clients’ portfolios and two advisers will move across to the firm. While currently the clients receive wealth management solutions, Foster Denovo says that they may move into its wider […]


Jupiter poaches from Schroders for new CFO

Jupiter has turned to Schroders’ global head of finance Wayne Mepham to become the firm’s new chief financial officer. Mepham, who has been at Schroders for the past nine years after stints at consultant PwC, will join Jupiter in September, and will take up executive responsibility and sit on the asset manager’s board. Mepham will […]

Who has made the Rich List 2019?

AJ Bell chief executive and co-founder Andy Bell has jumped 308 places to joint 367th place on this year’s Sunday Times Rich List. The rise of £185m in his estimated worth, taking the total to £360m, comes after the group’s £675m stock exchange IPO in November last year. Meanwhile, Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder Peter Hargreaves dropped […]

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Ex-Standard Life platform distribution head hired by Bankhall

Support service provider Bankhall has appointed former Standard Life head of strategic platform distribution Campbell Stanners to the newly-created role of advisory relationship director. Stanners left Standard Life Aberdeen last month among other senior figures following a restructuring. Stanners spent 10 years at SLA, where he was a head of strategic platform distribution. Prior to […]

Hawksmoor appoints Polar co-founder as non-exec

Discretionary manager Hawksmoor Investment Management has appointed Polar Capital co-founder Brian Ashford-Russell as a non-executive director. Ashford-Russell managed the Polar Capital Technology Trust, having previosuly been head of the technology team at Henderson Global Investors. The move marks the latest change at the top of Hawksmoor, which offers both DFM services and model portfolios for […]

Just chief executive Cook steps down

Chief executive of Just Group Rodney Cook has decided to step down from the role after nine years with the pension provider. Cook will stay with Just until June 30 to ensure transition, but plans to retire after that point. Both internal and external candidates will considered for the position as Just begins a search […]

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BNY Mellon distribution head departs

BNY Mellon’s head of distribution in the UK and Ireland Fergus McCarthy has stood down from the position. He is currently on gardening leave, but it is unclear at this stage where his next role in the industry will be. McCarthy was poached from his sales manager role at Martin Currie to become sales director […]

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Govt starts hunt for Carney’s successor at BoE

The government has started looking for a new Bank of England boss to replace Mark Carney (pictured) when he steps down next year. The Canadian governor will have been in the post for six years when he leaves Threadneedle Street on January 31 2020. For the first time the government is using a recruitment to […]


Aviva UK life chief Briggs steps down

Aviva head of UK insurance Andy Briggs has stepped down from the role, the company has announced. He leaves the position today, and will stay with Aviva until October “to support an orderly transition”. The departure comes after Maurice Tulloch was recently appointed chief executive of the overall Aviva group. Briggs joined Aviva in 2015, […]