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Mushens to leave M&G

M&G director of sales and marketing opportunities Jeffrey Mushens has left the company after 15 years to explore new horizons.

Mushens, who intends to take the next few months off, will not be replaced by M&G.

As a result UK retail chief executive Gary Shaughnessy assumes responsibility for governmental and regulatory issues, while managing director Phil Wagstaff takes over investment trusts.


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