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Northern manager appointed to Baillie Gifford

Fund manager Baillie Gifford has announced the appointment of a Melville Bucher as regional sales manager responsible for the North of England, the Midlands and the Isle of Man. Bucher will take control for developing and maintaining IFA relationships in those areas and will report to sales and marketing director Ken Edwards. He joins from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership where he was unit trust sales development manager covering Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England.

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Hitchens Investment hires three from HSBC

Hitchens Investment Management has recruited three senior managers from HSBC Private Clients.David Elliott and James Knowles join Hitchens, the investment management specialist, as investment directors, while Matthew Sharpe joins as an investment manager.The latest appointments come just a few months after Adam Side and Darrell Mercer were appointed from HSBC as investment directors.

Young families living without life assurance, survey shows

A fifth of people with young families have no life assurance other than policies attached to their mortgage according to research from national IFA RJ Temple. More than half of over 65s have no life assurance, while across all age groups almost a third are not protected and nearly a quarter do not know whether […]

Aifa believes commission charging advisers can remain IFA

Aifa believes comments from David Severn today about defined payment mean commission charging advisers will still be able to call themselves independent. The trade body believes the regulator will now look for more transparency about the way advisers are charging their clients. Aifa has welcomed today&#39s announcement by the FSA&#39s David Severn that the proposed […]

DBS members face PI threat &#39to the grave&#39

DBS members are enraged after the network withdrew professional indemnity run-off cover for ex-members, saying the advice they give now will “follow them to the grave”.Although DBS&#39 new PI policy started on August 1, members of the Misys network were not told that run-off cover had been withdrawn until five weeks later in a group […]

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