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Pitt joins Kensington to investigate specialist lending opportunities

Brian Pitt and Stuart Aitken have joined Kensington Group to investigate key strategic opportunities presented by the specialist lending sector.

Pitt was previously director at Beacon Homeloans and Aitken was director of credit at SPML.

Pitt says: Kensington has successfully developed propositions across a number of product areas, varying distribution channels and in different countries. We will initially be building a team to explore expansion possibilities that will add to the Kensington proposition.


CML deputy director general leaves to go solo

Council of Mortgage Lenders deputy director general Peter Williams has decided to leave the organisation to become a self-employed consultant.He will leave on September 30 following 12 years of service at the CML but he will continue to work with the Council in his new capacity. During his time at the CML, Williams also held […]

Life cover enquiries fall by 50 per cent

Moneynet says the number of enquiries to its life cover service has halved in the past two months and calls it a catastrophic slump.Moneynet says enquiries are down from nearly 8,000 during May to a little over 4,000 enquiries in each of June and July.It says the levels recorded are an indication of the levels […]

Little Britain

UK smaller companies funds suffered badly during May, being down by 6.6 per cent on average, but there are still great opportunities in this sector where growth investing is back in vogue and where continued strong economics and a general rerating of growth companies are likely.

Origo axes personal liability in contracts

Origo has removed the per-sonal liability that each adv-iser bears under its Unipass digital certificate contracts following user concerns. Origo managing director Paul Pettitt says the move was made after feedback from users, notably Sesame, unhappy about a clause in the contract suggesting personal adviser liabilities of up to 15,000. Pettitt says Origo has been […]

State of the markets: global growth

In conversation with journalist Alexis Xydias, Artemis Global Growth Fund manager Peter Saacke discusses the state of global markets and how he is positioning his fund. Peter gives his views on the growth potential of US, Europe and emerging markets, each of which is on a different stage of the road to recovery. And with a […]


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