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Merrill Lynch Investment Managers appoints marketing manager

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers is appointing Sam Crocker as UK broker marketing manager, responsible for literature and product development marketing.

She will also manage the Merrill Lynch Investment Services Isa season campaign and will act as the direct point of contact for the third party distribution team.

Crocker joins MLIM from Chase Fleming Fund Marketing where she was marketing manager. Prior to that she worked for Save & Prosper.

MLIM head of UK retail Julian Ide says: “We are delighted that Sam is joining the team. She has a wealth of experience and we&#39ll be using her skills to help enhance the support we provide to the IFA market.”


National Mutual is put up for sale

National Mutual has put itself up for sale, with Liverpool Victoria tipped as one of the favourites to snap up the life office. Liverpool Victoria has been involved in many recent bidding wars, losing out to Abbey National for Scottish Provident and Royal London for Scottish Life. Industry sources also point to Britannic, GE Capital […]

Internet security problems need higher priority

Half of all insurance professionals, including IFAs, would not gamble on the security of their IT systems, according to recent research by CMG. A survey of insurance professionals by CMG subsidiary CMG Admiral reveals half of them would not bet more than £163.1 that their IT systems are safe from security attacks. The results suggest […]

Principality goes for a lower rate

Principality Building Society has introduced the 5.89 per cent mortgage.The mortgage has a discount of 1.06 per cent from the society’s standard variable rate for the first five years of the loan, giving it a payable rate of 5.89 per cent for loans of up to 75 per cent of valuation.Aimed at first time buyers […]

Investment View – March 15th, 2001

I hope my timing on investment matters is as good as on travel. Within hours of leaving Boston last week, the city was deluged in sufficient snow to cause a state of emergency to be declared. Interestingly, shortly after I left, our head of compliance flew there for a holiday. On the subject of timing, […]

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Pension freedoms: stop the scams

At the beginning of 2015, we highlighted that the new pension freedoms that come fully online on 6 April also represent a very attractive opportunity for the criminal fraternity to scam savers out of some, or all, of their accumulated retirement savings.


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