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Gartmore ponders flotation

Gartmore says it is considering flotation but has played down rumours that a move is imminent. Control of the company has moved from the UK to the US over the last year with the removal of UK chief executive Glyn Jones. US insurer Nationwide, which bought Gartmore from NatWest in 2000, is believed to be looking for an exit to realise its 1bn investment.

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