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Friends Prov appoints Radio Authority head to ethical committee

Friends Provident has appointed the chief executive of the Radio Authority to its ethical stewardship committee of reference.


Ovewr 200 applications were received for the place. The committee is responsible for constructing the detailed investment criteria for the stewardship range of funds and trusts.

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