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Philippe Broadhead joins Sarasin & Partners

Sarasin & Partners LLP, a London-based asset management group, appointed Philippe Broadhead as head of distribution. Broadhead, who joins from Architas Multi-Manager, will be responsible for setting distribution strategy for fund sales in retail, wholesale and institutional markets. He has also worked as head of UK Sales

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Helena Morrissey joins LGIM to lead personal investment

The respected former boss of Newton Investment Management is joining the investment arm of insurance giant Legal & General with the task of helping the business build direct relationships with savers. Helena Morrissey, who stepped down as the chief executive of Newton last year, is moving to

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Legal & General unit trust business becomes part of LGIM

Legal and General is undergoing a restructure which will see its unit trust business become a part of Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) and its annuities business spun out as a separate division. Mark Gregory has been appointed group chief financial officer as a result of

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Squeeze on platform margins – L&G buys Cofunds for £131m

L&G this week acquired the 75 per cent of Cofunds it did not already own for £131m following months of negotiations between the businesses. Cofunds is currently the largest platform in the UK with around £50bn in assets, and the deal values the platform at £175m (to be

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Andrew Hitchings, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) promoted to Head of UK Institutional Business.

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has announced the promotion of Andrew Hitchings to Head of UK Institutional Business. In his expanded role, he will be responsible for ensuring that LGIM focuses on developing and delivering an exceptional client experience. Andrew joined LGIM in September 2012, as

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Protected: UK Investment Management Social Media Intelligence – Detailed Findings from January 2013 Quarterly Report (subscribers only)

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Former L&G CEO Breedon joins Barclays board

Former Legal & General chief executive Tim Breedon is set to join the board of Barclays as a non-executive director. Breedon was CEO at L&G from January 2006 to June 2012, having previously been group director (investments) since January 2002. Breedon will start the role on 1

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LGIM Senior Appointments – Simon Thompson and Andrew Hitchings

Legal & General Investment Management has appointed Simon Thompson as chief operating officer. Thompson joined LGIM in 2011 as head of product strategy and development. Prior to this he was a partner and the chief operating officer of Millgate Capital. He will report to chief executive officer

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IMA board changes

The IMA has reshuffled its board, swapping senior representatives from Newton, Lazard and Aviva Investors for others from Fidelity, LGIM, Henderson and Aberdeen. Hugh Mullan, UK managing director at Fidelity, who this week was named responsible for Fidelity FundsNetwork following the departure of David White, is one

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Legal & General Investments ‘What Matters Investment index’

Two-fifths of IFAs have backed emerging markets as the most-likely best performing geography in the short term, according to Legal & General Investments. The ‘What Matters Investment index’ saw 40 per cent of IFAs backing emerging market as the best performer, while 18 per cent thought the

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