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Johnson is new chief at Paymentshield

Paymentshield has appointed Tim Johnson as its new chief executive. He replaces Stuart Pender, who becomes non-executive chairman. Andy Halstead, formerly of Erinaceous Insurance Services, will be sales and marketing director.


Market legacy

With a global banking crisis more or less averted, it is time to look at solving another puzzle before the housing and mortgage market can recover.

Manager focus: Scott McGlashan

While the problems for the Japanese economy are certainly not over, the world could be surprised by a quicker-than-expected recovery, says Scott McGlashan, the senior manager of the JO Hambro Capital Management Japan fund.When selecting holdings for his £140m fund, which is invested across 23 different sectors, he looks for stocks that are particularly undervalued. […]

Life lessons

Last week’s publication of the next phase of the FSA consultation process on the retail distribution review has reconfirmed the death of commission as a method of paying for independent advice.

Casting doubt

M&G managing director global sales Jonathan Willcocks has questioned the demand for absolute return funds.


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  1. Is this the same Andy Halstead?:

    Muslim convert wins tribunal case
    A Muslim woman who said she was “humiliated” by her boss’s remarks about her decision to convert to Islam has won an employment tribunal case.
    Caroline Elgedawy, 32, from Harrietsham in Kent, worked for Lincoln insurance firm Hanover Park Commercial.

    She took the firm’s chief executive Andy Halstead to the tribunal after he said her refusal to eat non-halal meat was “pathetic”.

    After a four-day hearing, the tribunal agreed she had suffered discrimination.

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