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Aye aye, cap&#39n

Not everyone wore boaters, blazers or chiffon at Henley Regatta this season.

Invesco Perpetual was helping a group of well-soaked hacks to refreshments outside a Thames-side hostelry at the swanky event last week when along sailed a launch piloted by an elderly gentleman wearing nothing but his captain&#39s hat.

However, such is the Pimms-numbed haze of Henley that none of the assembled fund managers were at all fazed when the captain stretched his legs to show his class.

Maybe dress-down Friday at Invesco is more relaxed than one might think.


Coventry aims for more with MOREgage

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When Sir Robert Sykes delivered the findings of the Restoring Trust report and said it was the financial services industry&#39s last chance to get its act together, he was sending a strong message to the industry. Rather than take such an alarmist view, I would prefer to look at it along the lines of us […]

Select committee mulls depolarisation confusion

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Network edge

The comments made by our colleagues at Sesame and Bankhall regarding their predictions that smaller networks will not survive nor have the scale to multi-tie were very intriguing to say the least and demonstrate the depth of self-delusion and complacency inherent in certain parts of our industry. A parallel example of such business myopia can […]


Case study: administration — implementing a management log

Our client is a leading video game and publishing company best known for its console role-playing game franchises. The client provides a number of benefits, at varying levels and cost that attract a P11d liability. With the absence of a management log to track data for benefit movements, enormous administrative and therefore cost implications were occurring each year just to comply with P11d reporting requirements.


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