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New Star appoints Whitefield as retail marketing head

New Star Asset Management has appointed Garry Whitefield as its new head of retail marketing.

Whitefield joins from Keydata where he was head of marketing. Prior to Keydata he was marketing manager at Hill Samuel Asset Management.

In his new position, Whitefield’s responsibilities will include IFA marketing and product literature support. He will report to marketing director Rob Page.


PIA watchdog team has wide knowledge

I write in defence of the PIA Ombudsman with reference to the letter from Christopher Mellor (Money Marketing, November 1).Mr Mellor rightly states individual IFAs are now specialising within certain aspects of the industry.He is concerned that the PIA Ombudsman is similarly unable to understand and have a complete knowledge of all aspects of the […]

Succession of problems

When I read technical articles on pensions, I often wonder how well prepared the average IFA is for their own retirement. With an average age in the mid-50s, the industry will see a whole wave of retirements in the next five years.Allow me to assume that the average IFA does not pay the maximum contribution […]

Public are backing Polarisation

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IFA online searches increase

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