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Childs joins Eden Financial’s senior team

Eden Financial has appointed Curtis Childs as its new director responsible for private clients and wealth management.

Childs joins from Dryden Wealth management, formerly Prudential-Bache International, where he has held a variety of roles, and has 16 years of investment management experience.

Eden Financial’s chief executive David Bearman, says: “This is a major investment in our medium-term corporate strategy of developing a specialised offering to private clients.”


Journey back to the core

Bradford and Bingley revealed this week that it is to axe its mortgage panel of 18 firms and return to selling only its own-branded mortgage products.

Advisers accused of making IHT plans too complicated

Advisers are overcomplicating inheritance tax planning for clients to earn higher commission, claims a Brentwood IFA. Unizone principal Richard Prudence says media publicity on IHT planning is prompting advisers to recommend trusts more frequently than is necessary. He says IHT planning needs to go back to basics. Prudence says the media have given extensive coverage […]

Sandler joins Paternoster

Ron Sandler has been signed up as chairman of closed life fund consolidator Paternoster. Sandler achieved widespread recognition for the review of savings he carried out for the Treasury in 2001. He is chairman of financial education charity PFEG and former chief executive of Lloyd’s of London. He is also chairman of Computacenter, Kyte Group […]


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