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Murray Johnstone appoints investment director

Investment specialists Murray Johnstone has appointed Douglas Thomson as investment director and head of UK equities.

Thomson joins the fund managers from Robert Fleming where he was responsible for developing its UK equity strategy for its fund managers.


Investec launches specialist finance package for GPs

Investec has launched a specialist division to cater for the financial needs of family doctors.The new division will concentrate on developing finance packages to help general practitioners on both a personal and corporate level.The packages will primarily concentrate on loan arrangements, but will also include investment services.The financing packages will include practice finance for acquisitions […]

Investors oblivious to environmental issues

Investors are oblivious to the risks environmental issues pose to companies according to a report in today&#39s Financial Times.The report focuses on a study from environmentalists Forum for the Future, which blames investor ignorance on the absence of environment related information for companies.But the forum admits it is difficult to present a compelling argument as […]

Norwich Union Healthcare sets up IFA support team

Norwich Union Healthcare has set up a dedicated support team to backup IFA sales of private medical insurance.The Healthcare Bureau is NU&#39s response to IFA calls for a centralised unit for information and advice on PMI sales.The Sheffield based team will be backed by NU&#39s development consultants around the country.Its development manager Brian Gilfillan says: […]

Guernsey bank deposits increase

Deposits in Guernsey banks increased 4.7 per cent during the second quarter of 1999 according to figures released by its Financial Services Commission.Deposits grew by £2,541m to £56,581m for the three months to June 30, 1999, up from £54,040m the previous quarter.Director of Banking Philip Marr says: &#34Once again we have seen strong underlying growth […]

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Considerations for overseas workers in Germany

With Germany’s strong economic growth leading the eurozone’s recovery, many UK businesses are keen to be part of the success story: recent data shows that there are currently more than 280,000* employees working for a UK-controlled company in the country.


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