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Royal Liver set for multi-manager

Royal Liver will introduce a range of multi-manager investment funds in early 2008 as part of its modernisation strategy.

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GMAC-RFC loses Barry Searle as it makes new senior appointments

GMAC-RFC has confirmed that its managing director of operations Barry Searle has left the lender.At the same time it announced a round of promotions to its senior management team, with the promotion of David Botting, Chris Kujawa and Craig Beresford.Botting will be the new managing director of operations and Kujawa has been named as director […]

Advisers say independence is down to product range, not remuneration

Ninety-four per cent of advisers believe that independence should not be determined solely by the way they are remunerated, as proposed in the retail distribution review, according to Skandia.The company surveyed 158 advisers and found only 7 per cent believe remuneration is the most important factor determining independence. Sixty-one per cent say the product range […]

FSA spent £13m on consultants

The FSA paid out more than £13m in fees to external consultants last year.Top earners include Defaqto which was paid £1,330,494 and PriceWaterhouseCoopers which received £1,208,663. Other big beneficiaries were Mills & Reeve with £366,953, QI Consulting on £345,905, Concerto Consulting with £362,098 and KPMG £316,518.A freedom of information request made by Money Marketing shows […]

Speed traps

Last week, I indicated the increasing dominance of the stockmarket by investment professionals was behind the upsurge in share volatility. With hindsight, this appears a little oversimplistic. There have been other changes that add to the potential for wide swings in indices and the value attributed to individual companies.

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