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Resolution AM adds to UK desk

Resolution Asset Management has announced the appointment of Martin Brown to its UK equity desk.

Brown joins from Aberdeen Asset Management and also worked for Glasgow Investment Managers. He left the firm in January 2008.

He will report to chief investment officer for UK equities Peter Reid.

Reid says: “I’m delighted to have attracted someone with Martin’s skills and ability. He is a talented fund manager with an impressive track record and we are always keen to enhance our capability when good people become available. We are very confident that Martin will help us build a stronger reputation for management of UK equities.”


Five from Rock regulatory team have quit at FSA

Five FSA officials have quit from the team of seven people who had the job of directly supervising Northern Rock.The regulator has confirmed that the staff have left, although it is understood they were not fired and the FSA says none of the staff has been paid any compensation.The FSA will this month be publishing […]

New Nucleus board appointments announced

Nucleus has announced the appointment of a new board following a re-election. Founder firm representatives on the board have been joined by Richard Stocks from FA Watts and Graham Laverick of WR Financial. The other board members are Bruce Wilson of Helm Godfrey, John Moore of Central Investments, Ian Thomasson of Avidus and Scott Lang, […]

LV= ups commission for advisers using express route for protection

LV= has announced advisers that use its express route to apply for protection products will receive an extra 10 per cent commission.The move aims to reduce the risk of non-disclosure and cut the workload for advisers.The express route requires advisers to submit a few basic client details online. The client is then contacted by a […]

Product matters

Advising clients on when to buy into funds based on investment themes is a perennial problem for advisers – too early and you risk waiting years for a pick-up, too late and you have missed the boat.In its agriculture fund, one of the few retail funds looking solely at soft commodities, Eclectica believes it is […]


Employer iPMI responsibilities could continue to escalate, says Jelf

New laws in Dubai will put the burden of providing international private medical insurance (iPMI) firmly on the shoulders of the employer in order to maintain the country’s leading healthcare facilities. With 10,000 UK nationals having moved to the country since 2007 and only 16.5 per cent of the total 8.2 million people living there being Emiratis, Jelf Employee Benefits believes this move was inevitable and employer responsibilities could continue to escalate in future.


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