Oddbins offers discounts to redheads, bankers and Germans.
Embattled Morrisons bets on Ant and Dec partnership.
Next and John Lewis defy gloom with strong Christmas growth.
Pret A Manger has appointed former Green & Blacks marketer Mark Palmer as its new marketing director.
ZenithOptimedia hires Tim Hipperson to succeed Gerry Boyle.
AON RISK SOLUTIONS
The risk management business of Aon Plc named Emily Oborski as senior consultant at its Pittsburgh office. Prior to joining Aon, Oborski was project manager at EBenefits Solutions.
SMITH & WILLIAMSON INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
The company named Mickey Morrissey as head of UK IFA Sales. Morrissey was previously head of Distribution at Liontrust Asset Management Plc for ten years.
The investment management group named David Glazer as portfolio manager at its global equities team in Boston. Glazer was previously co-portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Global Advisers in New York City.
PRAMERICA FIXED INCOME
The fixed income business of Prudential Financial Inc named Simon Males as managing director of institutional client relations.
Prior to joining the company Males was head of global consultants and UK institutional business for the Swiss bank, Pictet Asset Management Ltd.
The No. 1 mutual fund company, said on Thursday that Sandip Bhagat, the head of a global equity group that oversees about $1 trillion in assets, has resigned.
No replacement was named. Bhagat’s departure came as Tim Buckley takes over as Vanguard’s chief investment officer this month.