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Hit and Miss

Shameless PR strategy of the year goes to Citigate Dewe Rogerson, who last week sent us a picture of the CEO of aAIM Group with Miss Poland Malwina Ratajczak. She is very attractive but what does she have to do with a commercial property acquisition programme? It turns out that aAIM Europe’s first transaction was the acquisition of a shopping centre in Poland. That’s OK then.


Turnover soars for Falcon parent

Sumus, parent company of Falcon Group, has seen a 23 per cent rise in turnover from 10.2m to 12.5m for the year ending September 30.

1Bn business after Bath deal

Chartwell and Cavendish Grant have merged to create a Bath-based advisory and discretionary management business with 60 staff and 1bn under management. The two firms have moved to new offices in Bath but will continue trading under separate brands, with advisory business carried out by Cavendish Grant and discretionary management by Chartwell. The enlarged group […]

‘Direct channels demeaning advisers’

Insurers selling protection products through direct channels have been critic- ised by IFAs for undermining the advice process and effectively encouraging consumers to misbuy. Members of the Institute of Financial Planning and other chartered financial planners have backed Money Marketing’s campaign, saying consumers need to be better informed on complex product lines. IFA Barry Laymond […]

Park Row runs Liver DSF as multi-tie

Royal Liver is transferring its direct salesforce into a new multi-tie operation to be run by its IFA subsidiary Park Row. Liver’s 160-strong DSF will sell products across the wider market through the multi-tie, with other providers to be confirmed shortly. The firm will trade under the name Park Row, a Royal Liver company offering […]


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