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LM Financial appoints Midlands and Northern sales director

Lamensdorf Group has appointed Steve Kitching as its Midlands & Northern regional sales director for LM Financial, its national IFA operation.

Steve Kitching, formerly at NFU Mutual, has over ten years’ experience in financial services, including four years at Prudential. Mr Kitching&#39s appointment is the latest move by Lamensdorf to continue the strategic development of its raft of companies.

Lamensdorf Group managing director Howard Williams says: "One of Steve&#39s core skills is team-building which is vital to growing our presence in the Midlands and the North. Steve will add weight and credibility to our existing sales operation.”


Axa Multimanager funds deal

Axa Multimanager is offering two multi-manager funds, with Bradford & Bingley set to transfer its current discretionary business into the new funds. The Axa select income and select growth funds will open on October 15 but will not be targeted at the mainstream retail market until all B&B funds have been transferred. Axa says it […]

FSA appoints new chair of Practitioner Panel

The FSA has announced a new chairman for the Financial Services Practitioner Panel, the body of industry representatives which provides checks and balances to the powers of the regulator.Axa Investment Managers chairman and chief executive Donald Brydon is to takeover the post as of October 1. He succeeds David Challen of Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, […]

Solus performs a solo in the US

Solus Investment Funds has unveiled its US select opportunities fund, which invests in a portfolio of between 50 to 60 stocks in North America, including Canada and Mexico.This open-ended investment company (Oeic) is the first US fund to be added to the Solus range. The timing may seem odd given the impact of the terrorist […]

Skandia sales chief to retire early

Skandia group sales director Mike Gordon is taking early retirement in the new year. He has held the position since 1993, managing a sales-force of almost 100 consultants. UK regional offices director of sales Simon Burgess will take responsibility for international and offshore sales. Director of sales for networks and nationals Steve Powell will take […]


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