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Ilott joins Fidelity multi-manager team

Paul Ilott has joined Fidelity’s multi-manager team as communications consultant. The newly created role will see Ilott work alongside the portfolio managers as well as relaying the team’s views on underlying managers and market condition to IFAs. Ilott has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, most recently as Bates Investment Services head of communications.

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Auto-enrolment: pay attention or pay the price

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