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Marketing chief for new Standard arm

Standard Life has appointed Kenneth Andrew as marketing director of its investment management company, to be launched next month. Andrew has more than 25 years experience in financial services, having held senior management positions at NatWest and Chase Manhattan.


Richard Verdin to market L&G mortgages

Legal & General has appointed Richard Verdin as a marketing manager for its housing events team with responsibility for product development, promotional campaigns and distribution channels.Verdin was formerly a director at mortgage IFA Donnellsons.

Hat-trick of top awards for MM

Money Marketing has been voted the best life insurance trade publication for a staggering third successive year by the press offices of member firms of the Association of British Insurers.Darren Behar, Money Marketing news editor, picked up the award for best journalist writing for a life insurance trade publication at the ABI&#39s annual media awards […]

Henderson Geared Income & Growth Trust sees losses

Henderson Geared Income & Growth Trust fell 9.2 per cent in the six months to the end of August.Net asset value per income ordinary share fell by 15 per cent in the same period.Henderson blames the poor performance on gearing which means that the shares suffer in a falling market.But the quarterly dividend rate has […]

IFAA and IFP set up IFA professional body

The IFA Association and the Institute for Financial Planning are forming an alliance to create a professional body solely for IFAs.The two trade bodies want to make the Certified Financial Planner qualification a &#39hallmark of quality&#39 for IFAs. The IFAA believes that the initiative can improve standards and help IFAs combat the poor publicity they […]


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