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Group reshuffle at Misys

Misys has appointed Charles Bryant to head its IFA portal and its financial services division as part of a reshuffle across the group which sees Assureweb chairman Helen O&#39Dea become CEO of its risk management services division.

Bryant is promoted to AssureWeb chairman and director of Misys&#39 financial services division. He will be responsible for preparing the financial services businesses for flotation within two years.

As part of the group restructuring, Marlborough Stirling chief executive and chief operating officer Andrew White has been recruited as CEO of the banking division. Marlborough Stirling director Adrian Guttridge will take over White&#39s role at the rival software firm.

Bryant says: “This is a terrific opportunity to lead a great technology business. Following the introduction of the annuities section, we are seeing a huge increase in the number of advisers using the portal – up to 300,000 a month.”

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(Another) downhill stroll — retirement planning

A report published this morning by the CIPD (CIPD Employee Outlook March 2015) provides yet more interesting data to the changing landscape of retirement planning. It should be remembered that we are in a period of genuine flux here given that the default retirement age was scrapped three years ago, and new pension freedoms come online in April. Both of these alterations will have a huge impact on how employees plan for their retirement.

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