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Royal London boss named ABI deputy chair

Royal London chief executive Phil Loney has been appointed deputy chair of the Association of British Insurers. Loney takes over from Direct Line Group chief executive Paul Geddes. Loney will work under newly elected chair Amanda Blanc who takes over from Aviva UK life chief executive Andy Briggs. Blanc, who is incoming Zurich Europe, Middle East […]

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Consolidator snaps up Yorkshire IFA

Consolidator AFH has bought York-based advice firm Corville Financial Services for up to £2.9m. The acquisition is AFH’s eighth so far for the financial year. AFH has already paid £1.47m with the rest of the projected purchase price to be paid in two lots over 26 months, subject to performance. Debbie and Nick Burchall will […]

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Virgin Money bought in £1.7bn deal

The parent of Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank has agreed to buy Virgin Money for £1.7bn. The businesses say the deal will create the UK’s first “true national banking competitor to the status quo”. The new group will serve around six million customers. A notice to investors from CYBG says: “The combined group will have […]

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Signs of an M&A Boom?

Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune After a quiet year for M&A in 2016, UK equities have been bolstered by increased deal activity year-to-date. Neptune’s Mark Martin explains why he believes M&A could continue to drive the outperformance of small and mid-caps in the coming months. Read article here:   Important information Investment risks Neptune […]

Tech IPOs: The outlook in 2017

Ali Unwin, CTO & Fund Manager, Neptune 2016 was a weak year for technology IPOs – only 13 US venture-backed tech IPOs hit the market, in spite of fairly high public market valuations and investor appetite. Will 2017 be different, asks Neptune CTO & Fund manager Ali Unwin. Click here for article Important Information Investment risks Neptune […]

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