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Marlborough Stirling appoints new chief executive

Marlborough Stirling has appointed Mike O&#39Leary as chief executive. He takes over from Huw Evans who reverts to his previous role of chairman.

O&#39Leary previously served on the board of Misys plc from 1986 to 2000 and was chief executive of its financial services division between 1990 and 1997 and its US healthcare division from 1998 to 2000.

Marlborough Stirling chairman Huw Evans says: “The combination of excellent operational management skills, knowledge of the financial services industry and plc board experience makes Mike the ideal candidate to lead the next phase of Marlborough Stirling&#39s development.”


Press critical of life companies

Life insurance companies got more national press coverage than mortgage firms last year but most of the life coverage was negative, according to the Presswatch 2003 annual financial products report. It says the reason why life insurance gained so much coverage was to do with problems in the sector such as the closure of life […]

FSA wants digital agency to boost its image

The FSA is hiring a high-tech digital marketing agency in a bid to update its image and help boost its profile among consumers. The move is believed to be part of an initiative by the regulator to make itself more consumer-friendly through better marketing and communications. Digital agencies supply clients with various ways of promoting […]

Axa serves and protects

AXA SUN LIFE Capital Protected FTSE Bond Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £5,000-no maximum Term: Five years and six months Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance of index Return: Up to 77% growth at end of term Closing date: March […]

Ready EDI

Over the years, an EDI message statement service has never been widely promoted by providers. Looking at this from an IFA&#39s perspective, it is perhaps easy to see why this has been kept quiet for so long. The quality of data from most providers is, at best, inconsistent and, at worst, consistently poor. I wonder […]

2016 Global Survey of Individual Investors: How is investor behaviour rewriting the job description for financial professionals?

Trapped between expectations for near double-digit returns and strong apprehensions about investing in persistently volatile markets, investors worldwide are of the opinion that professional financial advice is worth the fee. But even though they believe individuals who work with a financial professional are more likely to achieve their goals, investors have a clear vision of […]


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