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By the light of the moon

Is it the constellation of the planets or the effects of the hot weather?

The Diary can report more moon sightings by MM reporters on trips with life offices. One exhibitionist bared all to the crowds exiting the Robbie Williams&#39 concert in Dublin last week. The same eagle-eyed hack who copped an eyeful at the Clerical balloon trip also spotted a Dubliner dropping his pants to the crowds.

Norwich Union PR head James Evans, hosting the press trip, was stunned by the bare-faced cheek of the man and was moved to say: “It wasn&#39t me but if you are going to make an a*$e of yourself you may as well do it in front of 100,000 people.”


IFA firms failing to plan ahead

Group 300 says the results of its latest IFA survey prove that practices using formal business planning procedures are more profitable.The network interviewed 250 IFA firms over five weeks in May and June about their attitudes to business planning.It says it found an “ostrich mentality”, with many advisers waiting to see what would happen to […]

Dunbar pushes life plan to IFAs

Zurich is aggressively promoting its Allied Dunbar protection range to IFAs following the sale of its Zurich Life subsidiary last week.IFAs claim that since the sale they have been contacted by Allied Dunbar broker consultants pushing the Dunbar-branded High Cover plan.The plan is a combined life and critical-illness product with annually reviewable premiums that has […]

L&G&#39s High Income Trust awarded AA rating

Legal & General&#39s High Income Trust has been awarded an AA fund management rating by Standard & Poor&#39s Fund Research.The award is based on several factors, designed to identify the overall excellence of a fund. The rating means all Legal & General&#39s retail fixed interest products now have the same AA rating. The High Income […]

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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.


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