Framlington managers are in the early stages of management buyout talks. Former chief executive Peter Chambers started the talks in the autumn but resigned after senior managers at Framlington decided Chambers was not the right person to take the buyout forward. The managers are still planning the buyout but have put plans on hold pending the appointment of a new chief executive. Framlington is currently 15 per cent owned by its staff.
Towry Law has signed a deal to provide its online financial advice system My Financial Friend to Sainsbury employees.
Pensioners risk their income being eroded if they do not take steps to guard against inflation.
Winterthur Life UK is strengthening its adviser service by recruiting three new business development managers. Russell Anderson joins from Scottish Life. He was previously an IFA for Sedgwicks and Frizzells. Anderson will be responsible for supporting IFAs in Northern Ireland. David Arthur joins the company from Standard Life, where he spent five years in financial […]
Even if you are only an occasional reader of trade publications, you cannot have escaped one of the hottest buzz phrases in our industry behavioural finance where the worlds of psychology and financial theory have collided to form a burgeoning new field of study.
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