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PIA expels IFA firm Barlanin

The PIA has expelled the IFA firm Barlanin formerly of Renford House, High Street, Wolstanton, Newscastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire deeming it no longer fit and proper to conduct investment business.

The firm has changed names five times since 1989, most recently being registered as Cameron Mcdonald Investment and Pension Services until May 2000.

The firm, which was placed into a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation on July 11, 2000, no longer meets the PIA&#39s financial resources requirements.

It is now officially in default as one or more investors have lodged a complaint with the Investors Compensation Scheme.


Lawyer seeking funds to contest mortgage ruling

Paragon Group is claiming victory in a Court of Appeal test case which lenders feared would restrict their ability to set variable rates at random.However, London-based lawyer Joseph Aaron, who acted on behalf of the borrowers of Paragon subsidiary National Home Loans who took the lender to court, is disputing the victory and claims the […]

JO Hambro kicks off with Europe in its sights

JO Hambro Capital Management Group is making its debut into the retail fund market with the European fund, its first open-ended investment company (Oeic).Registered in Dublin, the fund will be run from London by Rod Marsden and is aimed at medium-risk clients who are looking for growth from some exposure to Europe.The fund will invest […]

Threadneedle Investments – Threadneedle Strategic Bond Fund

Monday, 15 October 2001.Type: Oeic.Aim: Income and growth by investing in high yield and investment grade corporate bonds.Minimum investment: Lump sum £2,000.Investment split: Investment grade corporate bonds 60 per cent, high yield corporate bonds 40 per cent.Yield: 7.5 per cent.Isa link: Yes.Pep transfers: Yes.Charges: Initial 3.75 per cent, annual 1.25 per cent.Special offer: Initial charge […]

Baillie Gifford appoints South East sales head

Baillie Gifford has appointed Nigel Cathcart as regional sales manager responsible for intermediary relationships for London and the south east.He joins Baillie Gifford from Dresdner RCM where he was regional sales manager for the south east responsible for dealing with larger IFAs, discretionary managers, stock brokers and institutions. He has 14 years experience in retail […]

Get your New Year off to a flying start

Ross Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager There’s no denying that these days we expect things quickly. You might have noticed it first-hand during the flurry and rush of the Christmas period. The fact is that in a world of smartphones, social media and click and collect, most clients expect to get an instant response and a […]


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