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"It&#39s better than Mogadon – it sends you to sleep and is not addictive." – Former PIA Ombudsman Adam Samuel on his book on trusts.

"The advantage of being 55 is that I have heard that for the third time," – Aegon chairman Kees Storm on the fashion to launch in Brazil

"Just think of all the money I&#39ll be saving in haircuts. I could put all that money in a unit trust and be a rich man in 25 years." – Bates & Partners boss Graham Bates on the merits of marrying your hairdresser.

"The situation in Asia is now like five o&#39clock in the morning." – Russell Miller Advisors Asia tries to raise hopes of a rising sun in the battered markets.

"Ignored Steve Abbott." – Legal & General&#39s ISA expert Steve Abbott offers an alternative name for the new savings product.

"I am blond, you know." – PIA head of press Sarah Modlock when asked a technical and "difficult" question.

"I&#39m too young to have that done to me – I haven&#39t got enough of a past." Donnellsons partner Richard Verdin at the prospect of being profiled in Money Marketing.


Term rates slashed in Colonial&#39s push to IFAs

Colonial Mutual is planning a major push into the IFA market by slashing rates on its term insurance products and launching them to IFAs. The products to be sold through IFAs are level term insurance, premium and sum assured guaranteed, decreasing term insurance and pension term insurance. Product marketing manager Roy Chappell says prices have […]


Royal London&#39s £130m European growth fund is sixth out of 1,495 unit trusts over the last year with growth of 31.5 per cent. The fund is one of the few in the top 10 to invest in Europe. Most of the others are North American funds. The Royal London fund, which is managed by Mark […]

No turnips for the book

Radical? I&#39ve seen turnips that look more radical. There were times when I had to pinch myself. Was this really a socialist chancellor I was hearing? No. It was a New Labour Treasury Boss. First the good news. Pep and Tessa contributions remain inviolate. Retention is a plus – £40bn or so sits in the […]

ABN Amro UK fund is focus of IFA push

ABN Amro Asset Management begins its push into the retail market in earnest this week with a mail and phone campaign targeting IFAs. It will focus initial marketing on the £41.5m UK growth fund, one of five funds it inherited from Carrington Pembroke which ABN Amro bought in October 1996. The relaunch comes after almost […]


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