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Monte Carlo conference fully subscribed

The 2002 Sway Senate Investment Conference which is being held in Monte Carlo in June is sold out and its sister event in Malta in November 2002 is almost fully subscribed.

New sponsors for 2002 include Gartmore, Govetts, LeggMason and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.

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Absence management systems gone AWOL from UK’s SMEs, reports Jelf

A quarter (23 per cent)* of the UK’s small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not have an absence management system in place, according to new research from Jelf Employee Benefits. Despite 69 per cent* of organisations having a system in place, three-quarters (75 per cent) report that it is not providing them with sufficiently empowering absence or health data to inform an effective wellbeing programme.

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