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Close appoints new CFO

Close has appointed Paul Chambers as chief financial officer of its asset management division.  

Chambers has worked for a number of accountancy and financial services firms, including Arthur Andersen, Lehman Brothers, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Standard Chartered.

His appointment follows that of Cazenove Capital Management fund director Jonathan Gamble as director of intermediary sales to help drive the purchase of IFA client books for the firm.

Chief executive officer Martin Andrew says: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to Close. His experience in working across different business channels will be a valuable asset as we continue to grow.”

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As we approach the two-year milestone of auto-enrolment, employers have had the opportunity to truly assess the capabilities of their chosen support. They are also now realising that getting to the staging date was the easy part, and that support is required for almost every aspect of the day to day running of their scheme. With the three-year re-enrolment window coinciding for many with the total removal of commission and Active Member Discounts from pension-related products and services, as well as the introduction of the pension charge cap in April 2015, many employers will have no choice but to review their support options. But, what is involved in transitioning your auto-enrolment scheme away from your current support options? This guide from Johnson Fleming aims to outline some of these key areas and provide information and discussion points on what you need to consider.

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