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Invesco appoints pair of managers to Euro equities team

Invesco Perpetual has appointed Oliver Collin as fund manager of both the Invesco Continental European Small Cap Equity fund and the Invesco Euro Equity fund. Collin will manage the Continental European Small Cap Equity fund alongside lead manager Erik Esselink, and the Euro Equity fund alongside lead manager Jeff Taylor. Collin was previously an analyst within the […]

Mike Hogg: Understanding due diligence

One part of the FCA’s focus at the moment is ensuring advisers are carrying out appropriate due diligence across the retail investment space, including income drawdown, platform selection and fund choice. So where do advisers begin, and how can they be sure their review processes meet the FCA’s exacting standards? Whether approaching platform due diligence […]

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Beaufort recruits Phil Billingham to board as David Ingram exits

Beaufort Group has recruited former Institute of Financial Planning director Phil Billingham as a non-executive director, replacing David Ingram. Ingram leaves the board after three years, having joined Beaufort on its formation in 2012. A founder of Threesixty, he departs to spend more time providing due diligence services through consultancy Aim Two Three, which he […]

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Former PM Gordon Brown to join Pimco

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to join the board of asset manager Pimco as an adviser. He will attend board meetings – chaired by former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke – and make a speech at the firm’s annual ‘secular forum’, the Financial Times reports. Pimco would not disclose how much it will pay […]

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Five ways to make your employee focus group session a success

by Debra Corey, group reward director  You just planned and booked what you thought was the perfect vacation for you and your family. You call everyone together to share the great news and instead of receiving sounds of glee and delight, you receive groans and complaints.Your youngest says: “I hate beaches, didn’t you know that?” (You think to […]

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