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Moss takes on interim MD role at Friends

Friends Provident has appoin-ted Nathan Moss as UK managing director on an interim basis to replace Simon Clamp due to serious illness.

Moss started at Friends Provident last month. He ran Lloyds TSB’s wealth management business and was managing director of marketing and distribution at Scottish Widows between 2002 and 2006.

A Friends Provident spokeswoman says: “Simon Clamp is ill and is away from the office indefinitely. To support Simon all we can at this time, we have appointed Nathan Moss as interim managing director, UK for the immediate future.”

Clamp has been at Friends since 2002. He previously worked at Aegon for 13 years and Scottish Life for seven years.

Syndaxi Chartered Financial Planners managing director Robert Reid says: “Simon has contributed so much to the industry in such a positive manner for so long.”


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Yorkshire Building Society and Chelsea Building Society, which are in the process of merging, have posted combined losses of nearly £40m.Yorkshire made a loss of £12.5m in 2009 compared with losses of £22m for 2008 while Chelsea revealed a loss of £27.1m, compared with a loss of £39m in 2008. Chelsea has made a charge […]

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Healthcare regulation amalgamation predicted for Gulf states

While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.


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