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People and Business: Off to Boston

AVINASH PERSAUD, one of the highest rated currency analysts in the City, is leaving his job as head of currency research at JP Morgan (formerly UBS) to go to Boston to work for Putnam Investments, one of the oldest and largest money management firms in the US.

Mr Persaud's parents hail from Barbados, while his brother and sister have made equally high-profile careers in the UK. His brother Raj Persaud is the in-house psychiatrist on the daily This Morning show with Richard & Judy on ITV, and also does a regular column for Cosmopolitan.

And their sister Sharda Persaud looks after EMU issues in the research department at Paribas.