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Premier appoints head of pooled funds

Premier Funds Managers has promoted David Hambidge to head of pooled funds with immediate effect.

Hambidge has been with Premier since 1987 and currently manages its Selector Growth and Selector Income funds.

Premier managing director Jonathan Fry says: &#34David has an unequalled grasp of the world&#39s markets and unrivalled expertise in the use of pooled investment funds. His experience in portfolio fund management gives him the perfect perspective to lead our new initiatives and broaden our range of funds.&#34


Colonial to ditch IFA arm

Colonial is ditching its IFA life and pensions arm following the surprise departure of head of sales and marketing Rod Lewis.The move spells the end of a two year assault on the intermediary market by the Australian-owned life office. It is expected to herald a shift back towards direct-selling life and pensions with a focus […]

PR company to represent financial services super ombudsman

Public relations company Fishburn Hedges has won a six way battle for the right to represent the new Financial services super ombudsman.The Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme is due to come into force next Autumn, when the responsibilities of the existing eight financial services ombudsman are combined.Fishburn Hedges will provide the new scheme with external. internal […]

Government could be forced to bail out occupational pensions

The Government could be forced to rescue occupational pension schemes with &#34large scale injections&#34 of tax payers cash according to a report commissioned for the National Association of Pension Funds.The report &#34The impact of deflation on pensions and pension funds&#34 by economist Roger Bootle warns of the potential impact on occupational schemes if the economy […]

Partner quits leading IFA firm

London based IFA Holden Meehan has announced the retirement of its founding partner Peter Holden.Holden is leaving the firm to pursue other interests.He founded the firm which specialises in green and ethical issues 14 years ago with Pat Meehan. The firm now has 40 staff 20 of which are registered individuals working out of its […]


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