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Clark&#39s cash plan is music to DJ&#39s ears

The star of PIMS must be Torquil Clark managing director Don Clark. With the work done, many delegates were prepared to burn the midnight oil at the Aurora&#39s disco Masquerade.

At 3am, the DJ announced the last song but this did not satisfy Clark. After intense negotiations, Clark seized the microphone and called on the assorted hacks, IFAs, fund managers and PRs to stump up a fiver each for one more hour&#39s dancin&#39 and then borrowed the DJ&#39s stetson(we do not know why he was wearing a stetson either) to collect the cash, bringing those gathered an extra hour of dancin&#39.

What can we say except we have to make him Dude of the Year for his exploits.


Isa sales slide continues with 27% fall

Isa sales fell again in May, with business down by 27 per cent compared with May 2001, according to the Investment Management Association.Despite total sales of investment funds rising by 11 per cent last month to £897m from £807m in May 2001, IMA figures show that Isa sales fell sharply to £459m from £633m as […]

Storm clouds on the horizon

The FSA report ” Financing the Future: Mind the Gap” considers the implications of an ageing population and looks at areas of potential risk to the general public and to providers of financial services products. It is a wide-ranging report that includes the UK&#39s changing demographics but also gives notice of the FSA supervision work […]

German IFA giant buys its way to top in UK

German financial advice giant AWD believes it can conquer the UK market with the acquisition of Carrington Carr to create the UK&#39s third-biggest IFA by turnover.The deal, reported to be worth £32m, will see mortgage specialist Carrington Carr integrated into IFA Thomson, which was bought by AWD last November for £30m.Thomson says AWD has funds […]

Pension potential

At a recent family reunion in my ancestral home in Ireland, I had the chance to meet some relatives I had not met for many years and some I had never met at all.As things do, once the pleasantries dried up, the conversation drifted to “so what do you do?” One publican, a construction company […]


School fees planning

Jeremy Pearson is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. Many parents value the standard of education offered by […]


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