View more on these topics

Artistes&#39 arias assured by Coutts&#39 sponsorship

The private banking group Coutts & Co, has signed a three-year sponsorship deal worth £163.330,000 with Welsh National Opera.

This is Coutts&#39 only arts sponsorship this year and the WNO says it is one of the most significant deals in its 55-year history.

Coutts is sponsoring a production each year as part of the package. The first is a revival of the WNO&#39s staging of Hector Berlioz&#39s Beatrice and Benedict.

The production opens in Cardiff this month and then moves on to Swansea, Oxford, Bristol and Birmingham.

The sponsorship backing will also provide two young artist bursaries for Natalie Christie and Timothy Murfin.

Singers associated with WNO, including Dennis O&#39Neil, Linda Ormiston and Donald Maxwell, are to give a series of recitals exclusively for Coutts&#39 clients in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Yorkshire and at venues in the South-east of England.

In September, Coutts will also be sponsoring WNO&#39s second golf day.

Coutts Group chief executive Andrew Fisher says: “We have been working with WNO for just over a year now and they have demonstrated real dedication, innovation and, above all, excellent performance.

“We are delighted to have signed this significant sponsorship deal with the WNO and are looking forward to what we are sure will be an excellent partnership over the coming three years.”


Advanced learning

IFAs looking to target higher-net-worth clients or clients with more complicated circumstances should think about adding to their professional qualifications. The aim of the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate, run by the Chartered Insurance Institute, is to offer a qualification which demonstrates the holder is capable of advising clients whose overall levels of income and capital […]

Moore&#39s code

Gordon Brown must be fuming. Basking in the warm glow of the widespread praise he received on the back of his pre-election Budget, he gets bowled a prize googly by his friend&#39s, or should that be right honourable friend&#39s, wife. Perhaps that is a little unfair to Cherie Booth. She is, after all, a lawyer […]

Gerrard appoints intermediary sales head

Gerrard is appointing Mike Topham as head of its intermediary sales team, replacing Gordon Campbell who is retiring. Topham was previously sales director for the combined Cape Cure Sharp and Greig Middleton businesses prior to the name change to Gerrard.Gerrard front office managing director Chris Moorson says: “Mike&#39s previous experience in the IFA market made […]

Government needs some advice on stakeholder advice

With Treasury economic secretary Melanie Johnson claiming stakeholder does not need advice, IFAs probably don&#39t know whether to laugh or cry. Johnson has already said as much about mortgages while the spin doctoring over axing polarisation has denigrated advisers. This issue of Money Marketing sees Nick Bamford, an IFA with over two decades of pensions […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm