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Fidelity CIO Nicky Richards resigns

Fidelity International chief investment officer Nicky Richards is leaving the firm after four years.

Richards joined Fidelity in June 2006 as CIO for European equities before taking on the role of group CIO a year later. She was previously working for Schroders Investment Management.

Fidelity is now conducting a search for its successor. A spokeswoman for the firm has confirmed that Robert Higginbotham, FIL’s president & CEO for Europe, will take direct responsibility for the investment division while the search for a successor is in progress.


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Reynolds to leave PMS

PMS director of business development Martin Reynolds is to leave the firm to pursue other opportunities. Managing director John Cupis will take over Reynolds’ responsibilities.

Schroders cautious fund has benefited from consistent approach

Schroders says a consistent approach and a stable team has helped its multi-manager cautious managed fund outperform the IMA cautious managed sector average in four out of the last five years. The fund recently hit its fifth anniversary, having returned 32.84 per cent at March 17 from inception on March 15, 2005. It was first […]


Guide: day-to-day tasks ​— can your system manage?

This guide from Johnson Fleming will take you through the required communication and also give ideas for additional actions that will ensure your auto-enrolment project is a success. As well as highlighting what is required from a system to ensure it is up to the tasks, an overview of the following is also provided: data validation; data categorisation; employee communication; opt-in process; opt-out process; produce contribution schedule; contribution reconciliation process; upload of member data to pension provider; upload contribution to pension provider; manage salary sacrifice process; enrolment process; re-enrolment process; and management of increased employee queries.


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