Friends Provident PR Russell Spink tells us that while he was working at the BBC, he once met Stephen Fry in the Green Room and asked him to call his mum to wish her a happy birthday.Mr Fry kindly obliged, telling his mum: “Hello, it’s Stephen Fry here. Happy f**king birthday.” The gesture certainly made his mum’s day and Spink has been exploiting it ever since.
Financial advisers must take some responsibility for the lack of desire to close the pension and protection gaps
Park Row’s chief executive is a keen proponent of personal development and he is aiming to use that enthusiasm to achieve ambitious goals for the newly merged company. Interview by Samantha Shaw.
An American firm specialising in stress-testing life and pension products is lining up a move into the UK. Boston-based Dalbar is set to expand into Europe, with Syndaxi managing director Robert Reid co-ordinating its approaches to life offices. Dalbar will start its first survey this month and is inviting major providers to take part. Firms […]
As Money Marketing uncovers another raft of claims manage-ment firms excesses this week, the debate is raging about who should regulate them.
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