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PSigma makes two new appointments to investment team

PSigma Investment Management has appointed Seton Craven as investment director and Lisa Davies from investment manager.

Craven joins from HSBC Investments and has more than 22 years of industry experience. Davies also joins from HSBC.

PSigma now has an team of 13 investment managers.

PSigmas Investment Management managing director John Howard-Smith says: Seton and Lisa were attracted to PSigma Investment Management predominantly because of the way we work and our company ethos. We differentiate ourselves by providing a client-focused, flexible approach to portfolio management both in terms of matching portfolios to individual client requirements and also in terms of our approach to asset and stock selection.


Hutton calling on advisers to join pension reform debate

Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton wants IFAs to contribute to the consultation and discussion on pension reform after the Turner report, emphasising the important role played by advisers. He said the report will mark the start of a debate that will lead to the publication of Government proposals next spring. Hutton told delegates that […]

Rate fears over cover for HIV clients

IFA Totally Insured Group is offering the industry’s first life insurance contract for HIV-positive clients but an IFA is warning that it could cost up to 30 times the market rate. TIG is launching Positively Insured, which offers 10,000 life cover for people diagnosed with HIV for at least 12 months on December 1 – […]

Friends rejects wraps

Insurer says there are problems with technology, legacy service and indemnity commission

FSA says get ready for day of the Mifid

The FSA is writing to senior managers at regulated firms encouraging them to start preparing for the implementation of the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. As part of the FSA’s awareness drive, it has published a short guide on its website to highlight key areas of the directive, such as the conduct of business […]

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Absence management systems gone AWOL from UK’s SMEs, reports Jelf

A quarter (23 per cent)* of the UK’s small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not have an absence management system in place, according to new research from Jelf Employee Benefits. Despite 69 per cent* of organisations having a system in place, three-quarters (75 per cent) report that it is not providing them with sufficiently empowering absence or health data to inform an effective wellbeing programme.


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