Hedge fund manager Man Group is to float or sell Man Financial, its brokerage arm, as a stand-alone business. The move follows the successful 1.9bn flotation of Refco, a similar US operation, last week.
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The FSA has strengthened its arrest and search capabilities by reinforcing links with police chiefs throughout the UK in the fight against financial crime. The regulator has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Association of Chief Police Officers, setting out how the FSA and police forces in England and Wales should co-operate over the […]
Jupiter is to rebrand an in-house portfolio and launch it into the retail market as the Merlin balanced man- aged fund.
Friends Provident appoints Ian Jefferies as head of protection marketing, effective from September 2005.Jeffries takes over from Peter Hamilton, who moves to Zurich’s protection team, as reported in Money Marketing.Jeffries, who has been at Friends Prov for nearly twenty years will amongs other responsibilities be developing the protection proposition including the management of the proposition […]
As more and more employers reach their auto-enrolment staging date, thousands of HR, pensions and finance professionals have been tasked with navigating the minefield of ongoing scheme governance and auditing with little support.
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