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Branson&#39s pickle…

What do the Diary and entrepreneur Richard Branson have in common? We both rely on Lansons PR Liz Willder for our mobile phone solutions.

Avid Diary readers may remember Liz&#39s champion effort in tracking down the Diary&#39s mobile phone after

a long night on the town and it seems even Sir Richard has taken note of her prowess.

While shepherding journalists around the V-Festival in Chelmsford, Liz was coat-hangered by Sir Richard, perplexed by the workings of his mobile phone.

“Here, you do something for me,

fix that,” says the mogul, handing

his phone over to our young profess-ional. Without missing a beat, yet another communications conundrum was solved.


Buy-to-let investors turn to commercial property

Narrowing yields in the residential lettings market are leading buy-to-let investors to look at commercial property as the next investment hot-spot, according to the Property Investor Show. Research from Mortgages for Business shows that 89 per cent of investors who currently do not invest in commercial property have plans to widen their portfolio to include […]

Walking back to happiness

The Diary applauds the craze for pedometers and believes that if widely adopted across financial services, it will soon be rewarded by svelte figures sported by sales and marketing teams as opposed to the current somewhat undeserved rotund reputation. To this end, we are launching a search for the most pedometry done by a section […]

Man Investments – Man RMF Multi-Style Series 2

Type: Capital-protected hedge fund of funds Aim: Growth by investing in managed futures, relative value, event driven equity hedge and global macro strategies Minimum investment: Lump sum $50,000, euros 50,000 Investment split: 50% managed futures, 23% relative value, 13% event driven, 7% equity hedge, 7% global macro Place of registration: Bermuda Guarantee: Original capital returned […]

Like it or lump it

In a previous article, I raised the question of whether a section 32 contract is the ideal product to be in before A-Day (Money Marketing, July 29). The argument went that a blanket decision to move all individuals into a section 32 is not the panacea it has been made out to be. Rather than […]


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