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Sandringham partners with Verbatim for investment offering


SimplyBiz chairman Ken Davy’s restricted national proposition Sandringham Financial Partners has made Simplybiz’s investment arm Verbatim Asset Management its preferred investment partner.

The deal sees Sandringham advisers use Verbatim’s funds and discretionary investment management service.

Verbatim managing director Neil Stevens says: “By partnering with Sandringham, more advisers and clients will benefit from this ethos of a client-centred investment approach.”

Sandringham launched in July with SimplyBiz investing £2m in the business.


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  1. Sandringham to sell DIF. Hold the front page.

  2. Ken Davy deludes himself that he has helped provide life insurance to the nation’s “unprotected”. What he knows deep down is that he is the one man who is most responsible for the “ripping off” of 100,000s on their pensions, mortgages and investments. No matter what he says, this fact will always haunt him. He ran from DBS when he knew it was doomed. The same will happen with SimplyBiz, and he will be left as a man known for getting rich at the expense of countless others who lost out.

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