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Former BlackRock star Graham Birch moves up at Petropavlovsk

Former BlackRock manager Graham Birch has become the senior independent non-executive director of Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk.

Birch retired as head of BlackRock’s natural resources team in 2009, where he had responsibility for about $40 billion of assets.

He became a non-executive director of Petropavlovsk, formerly known as Peter Hambro Mining, in February 2010. He replaces Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood as the senior independent non-executive director.

Peter Hambro founded the mining company in 1994, which changed its name to Petropavlovsk in 2009. Hambro’s son Evy replaced Birch as head of BlackRock’s natural resources team.

“Graham Birch, in his new role as senior independent non-executive director, will provide an independent access point for our institutional shareholders, to most of whom he is well-known,” Peter Hambro says.


Peak’s UK funds face losses if deal goes ahead

Henderson Global Investors has refused to confirm if leading fund manager Stephen Peak, whose funds have considerable shareholdings in Gartmore, will back Henderson’s bid to buy Gartmore. Henderson head of pan-European equities Peak has built up a 14.2 per cent stake in Gartmore across the funds he manages, having bought the shares at its float […]


Estate agents urge housing minister to apply pressure on MMR

Estate agents have called on housing minister Grant Shapps (pictured) to challenge the proposals in the mortgage market review when he meets with FSA chief executive Hector Sants this week. The National Association of Estate Agents says the proposals, in their current format, would result in 150,000 fewer house purchase transactions each year. NAEA chief […]

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CBI and BSA directors named in honours list

Confederation of British Industry director general Richard Lambert and Building Societies Association director general Adrian Coles are among several names from the financial services industry to be named in this year’s new year honours list. Lambert (pictured) was knighted in recognition for his services to business, while Coles was awarded an OBE – officer of […]


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