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Date set for Autif and FMA link-up

Autif and the Fund Manager&#39s Association will officially come together under the name of the Investment Managers Association on February 1.

Autif director general Richard Saunders will be the chief executive of the new trade body, with Autif chairman Alan Burton becoming Ima&#39s first chairman, and FMA chairman Lindsay Tomlinson becoming Ima&#39s deputy chairman.

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