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‘Rift’ at Cobalt

A Cobalt Capital director has admitted a rift in the senior management and has called for directors to pull together. Director Julian Ingalls would not comment on immediate concerns over the brokerage but says: “Senior management and partners have not seen eye to eye and have disagreed about several things. People need to pull together in situations like this.”

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Following on from last week’s column, my plans to launch Inertia Asset Management – where our wonderful investors will never sell out of our mediocre fund range, no matter how shoddy our performance – have already been scuppered by my research assistant, the faithful Ms Google, informing me that such a company already exists.

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White paper — recording sickness absence

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.

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