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SPPL sales appointment

Lehman Brothers Mortgage Capital has appointed Ed Payne as head of sales at Southern Pacific Personal Loans. Payne was formerly head of corporate accounts at Halifax. He will start work in August and will report to Guy Batchelor, executive director of sales and marketing at Lehmans.

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Identifying best-in-class UK stocks — Mark Martin, Neptune UK Opportunities Fund

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