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Exeter appoints European fund manager

Exeter Asset Management is appointing Mark Webster as a European fund manager, joining from Murray Johnstone where he was investment director for continental Europe.

Murray was previously head of UK equities at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

Exeter Asset Management managing director Chris Whittingslow says: “Mark is a valuable addition to Exeter&#39s investment team and provides us, at the appropriate time, with the opportunity to extend our investment product range with a European fund.”


Seager attacks &#39fat cat&#39 network chiefs

IFA and Network Whitechurch Securities chairman Kean Seager has slammed big network chiefs, accusing them of being “fat cats dining on the cream” by overcharging IFA member firms.Seager, who set up the Whitechurch Network last year, attracting 50 firms, att-acks the bigger networks for “milking” IFAs through high charges, saying firms get little in return […]

UK economy grows in third quarter

The UK economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2001, up from 0.4 per cent for the previous quarter, and giving an annual growth rate of 2.2 per cent.The figures, from the office for National Statistics, include the period covering the attacks on the US, and are likely to support those […]

Jelf IFM buys healthcare intermediary CHMG

IFA Jelf IFM Group has purchased Wiltshire based specialist healthcare intermediary Corporate Health Management Group.CHMG, with offices in Marlborough, joins Jelf IFM which already has a network of offices in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Manchester. Jelf IFM says the deal places it in the top 15 healthcare intermediaries in the UK.Apart from healthcare, Jelf IFM […]

Skandia adds to life cover in bond rebrand

Skandia is rebranding its bond range and offering enhanced additional life cover to investors.Skandia&#39s onshore bond range which includes its investment, capital and income and distribution bonds, will now come under the “multi” banner within its multi-manager fund supermarket.IFA clients can select life cover of up to 125 per cent of the initial investment with […]

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