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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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Ashley Law starting share option scheme for partners

National IFA franchise Ashley Law is setting up a share option scheme to allow members to participate in its growth. The shares – to be offered in Ashley Law parent Ashley Law Management Services – will be offered to any of the firm’s 85 franchise partners who achieve 60,000 annual turnover with a decent persistency […]

CSAM looks to boutiques

Credit Suisse Asset Management has established the CS Multi Manager incubator fund to take advantage of the flexibility offered by non-Ucits retail schemes.

ABI group to advise on HIV best practice

The ABI is starting an expert working group on HIV to inform the insurance industry on best practices and policy in dealing with HIV issues. It will be chaired by Professor Donald Jeffries and includes underwriters from leading reinsurers, medical consultants and pinkfinance.com editor and IFA Chris Morgan.

Mortgage-phobia grips nation says A&L

Over 6m Britons prefer to rent than buy as mortgage phobia is gripping the nation, according to Alliance & Leicester. A&L’s latest quarterly index finds that over six million UK adults would rather rent than buy.Nearly half of these are fearful of getting on the ladder due to the cost of a mortgage.Further, 17 per […]

Japan: the Land of the Rising Dividends

By George Boyd-Bowman, Fund Manager at Neptune Many Western investors have long bemoaned the lack of a true dividend culture in Japan, claiming the corporate culture is not tilted in favour of shareholders. Yet today, in the Land of the Rising Sun, we see a fresh impetus to focus on shareholder returns, which is leading […]

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