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Communications head Arber leaves IMA

Investment Management Association head of communications Clare Arber has left the trade body. She joined the IMA just under five years ago as PR manager and became head of communications in December 2001. She previously worked at CGU. The IMA says she has left to pursue other interests but it is not known whether she is seeking employment within the industry.


Outside edge

It was not so long ago that fund supermarkets, being the big thing in America, would be the next big thing in the UK and, although there are detractors, they have had considerable success already in the UK marketplace. Wrap accounts are now the subject of first-mover advantage as companies rush to develop distribution channels. […]

Derbyshire in link-up for self-cert mortgages

Derbyshire Building Society is moving into self-cert and sub-prime mortgages with an arrangement with specialist lender Kensington Mortgages. Derbyshire has a credit-repair mortgage but says this is the first time that it will be able to offer a full range of self-cert and sub-prime loans. If a borrower is not suited to any of Derbyshire&#39s […]

L&G urges lenders to offer fees to keep remortgages

Lenders need to offer remortgage incentives to brokers to curb churning, says Legal & General. The comments from L&G, which runs one of the UK&#39s biggest mortgage clubs, follows recent research from the CML and PA Consulting revealing that churning could cost the industry £3bn in the next two years. L&G housing marketing director Steve […]

Abbey National appoints Mark Stephens as head of commercial mortgages

Mark Stephens has been appointed as head of commercial mortgages at Abbey National, replacing Jeff Watson. Stephens has been at Abbey since 2002 and has previously headed up the business development side of the commercial mortgage business. Director of Abbey National business Gary Hockey-Morley says: “Jeff has helped to establish the commercial mortgage arm as […]

State of the markets: UK equity income

Artemis Income Fund manager Nick Shenton discusses the state of the UK equity income market with journalist Alexis Xydias. With the first three months of 2015 showing strong returns for both the Artemis Income Fund and UK markets generally, Nick Shenton discusses the fund’s top contributors – including overseas holdings Novartis and Bayer – and […]


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