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Jelf makes three acquisitions

Jelf Group has bought adviser firm Manson Insurance Group and insurance brokers Bartlett Davies Bicks and Carter & Co Risk Management.


MPs back pay rise of 1.9%

MPs have accepted a below-inflation pay rise of 1.9 per cent after pressure from Government and Opposition leaders.As the decision to accept a lower raise was backed by both the Tories and Liberal Democrats, it was approved by the House of Commons without a vote.A report from the SEnior salaries review body recommended an increase […]

Alliance Trust appoints new head of distribution

Alliance Trust has appointed Edward Troughton as managing director of asset management distribution.He will help to develop a new UK asset management business – Alliance Trust Asset Management – and will lead the distribution of products and services for ATAM and manage client relationships.Troughton has a 21 year career in investment and joins Alliance Trust […]

Derbyshire CEO Peter Richardson retires early

Derbyshire Building Society chief executive officer Peter Richardson has decided to take early retirement from the society.The Board has accepted his decision to step down and has appointed non-executive director Graham Picken to take over the role with immediate effect.The news comes after rating agency Moody’s put the building society on watch for a possible […]

O’Brien backing Aifa’s manifesto

Pensions minister Mike O’Brien has thrown his weight behind the Association of Independent Financial Advisers’ Manifesto for Advice.At the Parliamentary launch of the manifesto this week, O’Brien said it is an important step for financial services and sets a clear vision for IFAs giving advice in the future. He said: “I think Aifa is doing […]


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