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Insight appoints head of equities

Insight Investment has recruited Mark Burgess as head of equities. He is expected to join Insight in March 2004. Burgess will report to Insight&#39s chief investment officer, Abdallah Nauphal, and will have responsibility for Insight&#39s equity investment research and management across all markets.

Nauphal says: “We are delighted to have secured Mark&#39s appointment. He is a talented investor and we are confident that he has the skills and experience to further develop Insight&#39s already strong investment and research teams. Mark has worked with a number of very major investment firms and has been a significant contributor to their success. His focus on managing the teams and helping us to develop leading-edge investment processes will be important contributors to our success as a provider of high quality investment products and solutions to our clients.”


Ring of confidence

It&#39s one Bill to rule them all – The Diary is glad to see that TheMortgage Business is taking a topical approach to time-keeping. The firm (ingeniously, the Diary might add) persuaded its staff to dress up as characters from the movies for a 2004 calendar. The Diary&#39s favourite is Lord Of The Rings – […]

Market Harborough ties it up

MARKET HARBOROUGH BUILDING SOCIETY 2 Year Fixed Rate 2.39% Type: Fixed-rate mortgage Fixed term: Two years Fixed rate: 2.39% Minimum loan: £30,000 Maximum loan: Up to 90% of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000 Income multiples: Up to 90% of valuation &#45 three times principal income plus second or 2.5 times joint. Up to […]

A close rung thing

It will be a pressured year for mortgage brokers because regulatory changes will pile on the workload and costs.The economic outlook is favourable as we believe low interest rates and low unemployment will be sustained well into 2004. Mortgageforce predicts that house price inflation will be between 7 and 10 cent. HBOS suggests that the […]

Platform appoints new business development manager

Platform has appointed James Higgs as a business development manager covering the south west region. He joins Platform after eight years at Cheltenham & Gloucester where for the past two years he worked as a mortgage development representative. Head of sales Jeremy Duncombe says: “We are really pleased to welcome James to the Platform team. […]

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Guide: how to… communicate with your pension members

Effective communication of your pension scheme is a large part of getting auto-enrolment right. Delivering the same message to all employees is not necessarily the way to go. To assist you with the communication of your pension scheme, we have provided some key areas to think about, such as:

  • What to consider when segmenting your workforce
  • How to communicate to pension scheme members at the right time in their member lifecycle
  • What topics you should be discussing with your pension members
  • The new pension freedoms and the importance of communicating them


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