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Investec recruits four to boost fixed-income team

Investec Asset Manage-ment has made four key appointments to boost its fixed-income capability.

The strengthened team, now with 25 people, is one of the biggest fixed-income teams in the retail market, with responsibility for more than £11bn in fixed-interest assets.

John Stopford, the driving force behind Investec&#39s South African fixed income business, is now heading the UK fixedincome team and driving the investment process and client returns.

He also take responsibility for the Investec&#39s global fixed-income investment strategy, asset allocation and risk.

Stopford has further enhanced the team by hiring Anna Lees-Jones, formerly of M&G, and former head of UK fixed income at Invesco Andrew Farrell as senior sterling portfolio managers. Kieran Roane has also joined as a credit analyst.

Investec chief executive Hendrik du Toit says: “We are determined to be a premier fixed-income provider in the UK.

“We have in place a robust and well resourced team with proven practitioners allied to strong risk management. I am very confident that under John&#39s expert leadership, along with the injection of fresh talent, that our overall position is greatly enhanced.”


Marlow appointed AFFS marketing chief

Alexander Forbes Financial Services is appointing David Marlow as marketing director. Marlow was previously head of marketing at The Bureaux which was acquired by AFS in January 2004 and will continue to oversee the marketing of The Bureaux companies. AFFS corporate development director Robert Macgregor says: “The corporate pensions market is constantly developing, with the […]

Simon Tyler to launch mass market mortgage intermediary

Chase de Vere Mortgage Management owner and managing director Simon Tyler has announced plans to launch a new mass market mortgage intermediary business. He believes there is a significant new customer base emerging of mid-market borrowers across the UK who value the service of an intermediary but want a simpler service with rapid execution. The […]

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Correspondent&#39s week

Monday is jobs&#39 day. By that, I mean that the day has been set aside in my diary as time to discuss, commission and edit features and news articles to appear in the work section of Jobs & Money. It is not personal finance although it has lots of cross-over with the money section and […]

Protecting long-term savings from short-term policy

By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager The pensions revolution is almost upon us. As with any revolution, there will be winners and losers. The winners in this case could presumably be the politicians that orchestrated pensions freedom and choice just before the general election. As for the losers, there may be many thousands of people […]


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