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Cheek of the devil

Another shameless plug from MM features writer Will Henley. Fresh from a stint at the Edinburgh Festival, his sister’s multi-award-winning cabaret Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea begins a three-week run at the Battersea Arts Centre this week.

The show by performance group 1927 combines film, animation, storytelling and live music. It scooped the Fringe First and Herald Angel gongs and was rated four stars by the Times, the Guardian and the Observer.

Catch the show before it heads to New York in January. “A wonderfully surreal step outside everyday life,” says the Scotsman. Info: Oct 15-Nov 3, 8-9pm. To book log on to orcall 020 7223 2223.


Conference calling

Another year, another set of party conferences. MM readers are lucky to have had an erstwhile reporter doing the rounds at all three conferences, not missing a single meeting on financial services and madly filing their copy from the bowels of the Brighton, Blackpool and Bournemouth conference hotels.

Ascentric claims to be fastest growing wrap

Ascentric has now got 156 advisers from 40 firms signed up to its wrap.  Follwing Ascentric’s announcement that it now had £175m funds on its platform, it is claiming to be the fastest growing wrap platform or fund supermarket in the UK.Ascentric now has 110 fund managers offering 1770 funds with agreementsin place with 11 […]

Lawrence House emerges from cash shelter

Lawrence House has brought down the cash levels on all its funds to within the normal 2 to 3 per cent range from August highs of almost 10 per cent.The company had allowed cash to build up to 9.8 per cent in the equity income portfolio, 8.5 per cent in its cautious portfolio and 5 […]

Feel the pinch

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Andy Burnham says there is a “moral case” for promoting the traditional family through the tax system. He says: “I think marriage is best for kids. It’s not wrong that the tax system should recognise commitment and marriage.”


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