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Incoming Amvescap chief gets 28m deal

Amvescap is giving new chief executive Marty Flanagan a pay deal worth 28m after recruiting him from Franklin Resources. His 450,000 salary is supplemented by a 2.6m performance-related bonus and 25m in shares. The firm, which owns Invesco Perpetual, is rumoured to be the continued target of a takeover by Canadian fund manager CI Financial.

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Friends marketing chief takes new role at Zurich

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