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Caught in a half-Nelson

Poor Charlie Ansdell at PR agency Polhill. After his great great great great grandad suffered the indignity of featuring as Napoleon’s assistant in last week’s Diary Ansdell has been inundated with anti-French emails.

Ansdell insists he is not related to anyone on the French side but his great great great great grandad was Nelson’s assistant rather than Napoleon’s right-hand man. Zut alors! The Diary is sorry for any possible misunderstanding.


‘Quality of advice counts for little with providers’

Only 35 per cent of providers value quality of advice offered by distributors as one of the top three criteria they look for when establishing strategic alliances, says Grant Thornton. The findings contrast with the 71 per cent of distributors who believe quality of advice will figure in this top three. Grant Thornton Financial Markets […]

Tricks of the trades

Money Marketing editor John lappin provides a valuable insight into the workings of trade papers and reveals how budding journalists can find a route into the industryEver read a copy of Money Marketing and thought: “I could do that.” Imagine the thrill of being able to take the FSA to task for its mistakes and […]

Multi-manager View: Bulk versus boutique

The polarisation of the fund management industry continues unabated. The middle ground is fast being vacated, as houses decide whether to opt for bulk and enjoy the benefits of greater distribution or alternatively follow the boutique route.

Charter takes flight

If you had to choose someone to value your house, where would you go? I would be making a beeline for a surveyor from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


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