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People and Business: Identity change

THE INTERNATIONAL Securities Market Association has lined up its usual list of high profile speakers for its AGM in Stockholm in May, including Chris Patten, former governor of Hong Kong, and Brownyn Curtis, head of economics at Nomura.

Just one problem. Ms Curtis left Nomura last week. An ISMA spokeswoman said: "She's definitely speaking - as `Brownyn Curtis, international economist'."

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