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HSBC Asset Management appoints new chief executive

HSBC Asset Management (Europe) has appointed Dean Buckley as chief executive of its UK business effective immediately.

Buckley has been acting chief executive officer since July 2001, in addition to his responsibilities as chief investment officer for Pan European and UK equities, a position he has held since joining HSBC in 1995.

His investment management role will be assumed by Philippe Alter, currently chief investment officer of HSBC&#39s fund management subsidiary in Paris.


Carry favour

New rules on eligibility and contributions for personal pension plans (including stakeholder) have opened up many opportunities for pension and tax planning. This is especially so where an individual also has an existing retirement annuity contract (s226).Although carryback will not be available on PPP contributions paid between now and April 5, it is still worthwhile […]

Don&#39t let pension fund go up in smoke, says Lincoln

Lincoln Financial is encouraging people to give up smoking in favour of contributing to a pension.It says giving up smoking is not only good for your health but the money saved can be good for financial well-being.Lincoln says a pack of cigarettes costs around £4.40 and could go up in the next Budget.It claims a […]

Matrix – Rose Bowl

Tuesday, March 19, 2002Type: Enterprise investment schemeAim: Growth by investing in Rose BowlMinimum investment: Lump sum £2,000Opening/closing date: March 4, 2002/March 31, 2002Charges: ImplicitCommission: Initial 2%Tel: 020 7439 6050

Part-time bomb waits to explode

Whenever pension lawyers get together these days, conver-sation invariably turns to the subjects of sex and sexuality – usually outside of marriage.What has brought about this resurgent interest among some of the country&#39s finest and most knowledgeable (not to mention old and boring) pension folk?Regrettably, I have to report, nothing to do with the physical […]


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