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Pru chief Bloomer made deputy chairman of FSA panel

Prudential group chief executive Jonathan Bloomer has taken on the role of deputy chairman of the FSA&#39s financial services practitioner panel.

Bloomer, who has been a member of the panel since February 2001, replaces Schroder Salomon Smith Barney vice-chairman David Challen.

Other new appointments include Threadneedle deputy chairman Alan Ainsworth and HBOS chief executive James Crosby. They replace Fidelity International vice-chairman Barry Bateman, who resigned from the panel on September 30, and former Abbey National chief executive Ian Harley, who left when he was ousted from the bank in July. The panel now has 14 members.

Chairman of the panel and Axa Investment Managers chairman Donald Bryden says: “I am very pleased that Alan and James are joining the panel and that Jonathan is stepping up to be deputy chairman. They will help us ensure that the panel continues to provide an authoritative channel for communication at a senior level.”

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