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        Jon Taylor, head of the former Co-op life insurance business, is to replace Hugo Thorman as managing director of platform Ascentric.

        Professional Adviser | 28 Jul 2014 | 11:33
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      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a fresh warning to consumers about the risks of investing in corporate bond funds.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 14:07
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      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 07:48
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      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 07:46
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