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Ex-Ignis marketing head joins Henderson

Former Ignis head of marketing James Senior has joined Henderson Global Investors, Money Marketing can reveal.

Senior, who exited Ignis in September, has taken up a marketing consultancy position at Henderson. He reports to head of UK retail marketing Allyson Foster.

Senior left Ignis following a review of the business in September 2012, his role was understood to have been made redundant.

Henderson made a number of changes to its distribution team and its equity offering recently.


Mortgage analysis: Funding for Lending 2 could do more harm than good

The Bank of England’s £60bn Funding for Lending Scheme, which launched in August, continues to supply the market with cheap credit in a bid to boost lending. The scheme is set to end in January 2014 but, based on the early signs of success, discussions are already underway on whether to extend this deadline. The […]


Axa Wealth reveals RDR advice charges for bancassurance arm

Axa Wealth has set out what it will charge for investment advice through its bancassurance partnerships with The Co-operative Bank, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and West Bromwich Building Society. Customers of the single-tied advice service will pay an initial advice charge of 3.25 per cent of assets invested regardless of the investment amount. Customers who […]


Advisers welcome end to ‘convoluted’ state pension system

Advisers have welcomed the end of the current “convoluted” state pension system and the clarity proposed by Government reforms. Almary Green managing director Carl Lamb says: “I am delighted the Government will introduce a flat-rate pension for all retirees from 2017 as it provides individuals with much-needed clarity. “The current system of pension credits is […]

The Merchants Trust PLC – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for The Merchants Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Simon Gergel. Portfolio Review The Merchants Trust reported results this month and the directors were pleased to announce a 35th consecutive year of dividend growth (subject to shareholder approval at the AGM). The Company is proud to be highlighted as […]


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