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Threadneedle switches managers

Phil Cliff is to take over from his boss, Darrel ODea, as manager of Threadneedles European Select Growth fund.

Cliff has been number two on the team and currently also manages Threadneedles pan-European Accelerando fund. He will now switch roles with ODea, who becomes deputy manager on the select growth fund.


Time to transfer?

In my previous piece in this series of articles examining recent and imminent changes to pension planning, I started to concentrate on issues affecting the decision as to whether or not an early leaver from a final-salary scheme should consider transferring their benefits to a private pension arrangement. I discussed the vital importance of considering […]

HARRIS on Mortgages

It has been a busy few months for Savills Private Finance, particularly at the top end of the market. So far this year, we have completed on 50 residential mortg- ages in the £1m-plus bracket – more than double the business done in the prime market over the same period last year. It is an […]

Product matters

range recently and its service standards have suffered as a result. It withdrew its market-leading two-year tracker at its last rate review and replaced it with a rate which was not quite so competitive. As a result, I think its service levels are returning to normal. Looking at this range, it has improved its fixed […]


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