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Former Sesame Bankhall chief executive George Higginson and ex-HSBC global head of wealth insurance Geoff Brooks have launched a discretionary fund manager. Alpha Beta Partners offers a range of actively managed and passive portfolios investing in ETFs, investment trusts and direct securities. The business was originally launched last year by Kevin Doran under the name […]

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How to keep the FCA happy on outsourcing arrangements

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Sub-Saharan Africa Near-Term Outlook

By Paul Caruana-Galizia, Neptune Economist

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic renaissance continues. After growing at an average rate of five per cent over the past decade, the IMF projects an acceleration to 5.5 per cent growth among Sub-Saharan economies in the next two years, as developed economies emerge from the crisis. We expect this growth to be sustainable for three broad reasons.

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