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Ex-Park Row chief joins BMAM

Brooks Macdonald Asset Management has appointed former Park Row sales and marketing director Carey Shakespeare as head of marketing. He has acted as a consultant since leaving Park Row in 2009.


David Hesketh

By the numbers

I have always liked numbers and money and when I finished university I thought PwC would offer a chance to learn how businesses are run differently from a numbers point of view. It also offered a chance to obtain another qualification, to get the ACA three years in, so it seemed the obvious thing to […]

Platforum sees danger of being single minded

Platforum has warned advisers to be wary of adopting a single platform due to significant variations in wrapper and fund charges between providers. Speaking at The Platforum conference in London last week, managing director Holly Mac-kay said she had revised her views on the merits of using a single platform following her work with Capita […]

Intrinsic hires John Ahmed as financial services director

Intrinsic Financial Services has named John Ahmed as its financial services director. Ahmed left his job as commercial director at Home of Choice, now known as First Complete, in June to pursue other opportunities. Intrinsic sales director Stephen Fryett says: “John has worked for 20 years in the broker market, which will give us the […]

Call for the FSCS to be formally accountable to PRA and the CPMA

Financial Services Compensation Scheme chairman David Hall has called for the FSCS to be made formally accountable to both the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Consumer Protection and Markets Authority. Giving evidence to the Treasury select committee last week, Hall said he does not want the FSCS to be accountable to the CPMA only. Hall […]

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