New Star has appointed Richard Wilson as UK retail marketing director, following the recent appointment of Phil Wagstaff as managing director of retail sales and marketing who starts on September 7th. Wilson has been with New Star since 2003 as director of investor communications.
Jupiter is to open its staff investment funds to the public under the name Merlin Balanced, aligning it with its three other Merlin vehicles managed by John Chatfeild Roberts. The 41m Jupiter Neptune fund, as it has been historically known, houses money paid to Jupiter employees following the take-over of the group by Commerzbank.
New Star has appointed Richard Wilson as UK retail marketing director, following the recent appointment of Phil Wagstaff as managing director of retail sales and marketing . Wilson has been with New Star since 2003 as director of investor communications.
Protection broker Burgesses has won a court battle to get 120,000 in unpaid commission from Belfast insurance broker Campbell Hunter Consultants. Campbell Hunter Consultants managing director Alan Vance was judged to have failed to pay Burgesses managing director Simon Burgess commission for introducing a 5m a year life insurance policy which was issued to the […]
German bank West LB which trades under the name Structured Solutions Group in the UK structured market, has started to increase its market share with good value products such as the latest offering, the early bonus plan three.While rival products are having to incorporate two indices or put the original capital at risk to offer […]
Over the last seven years you have probably read countless articles and had endless discussions about when the Federal Reserve (Fed) is next going to hike. The chart below shows the Fed Funds rate implied by the market at the beginning of each year since 2010. The Fed did finally edge rates higher in December […]
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