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John Devine to join Threadneedle as COO

Threadneedle has appointed John Devine as chief operating officer.

Devine joins Threadneedle on September 8 from Merrill Lynch where he was senior vice president and global head of operations for over 4,000 staff.

In his new role, Devine will lead the strategy for Threadneedle’s support services including IT, operations, legal and compliance, strategy, human resources and finance functions.

Commenting on the appointment Threadneedle chief executive Crispin Henderson says: “We have ambitious plans to grow the business and John’s extensive industry knowledge and international experience will be a great addition to the Threadneedle team. John’s appointment will drive forward the management and development of our support functions, enabling us to continue to deliver excellent service for our clients.”


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Guide: how to… audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance

As the Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queen’s Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. Our second re-enrolment guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.


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