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Cost of police pensions up by 50%

Freedom of Information requests by the LibDems have revealed the cost of police pensions has soared by 50 per cent from £1.3bn in 2004/05 to £2bn in 2008/09.


Buxton’s alpha mater

Richard Buxton’s Schroder UK alpha plus fund remains one of the market’s most popular products, run as a focused portfolio of the manager’s highest conviction ideas. He joined the group in 2001 and has managed the fund since launch a year later, before which he had an 11-year stint running UK equity money at Barings. […]

Laith Khalaf

Leading questions

Hargreaves Lansdown is not a typical adviser business but the company feels that its approach to the retirement market has set it up to be a leading firm in the sector for many years to come. With a client bank split 90 per cent self-service to 10 per cent advised clients, Hargreaves Lansdown says its […]

Baigrie and ABI link up to promote protection

Lifesearch managing director Tom Baigrie is working with the Association of British Insurers on its new drive to help raise consumer awareness of protection needs. ABI protection strategy committee chairman and Aviva protection director Richard Verdin says Baigrie, who spearheaded the consumer protection and insurance engagement campaign, has agreed to help steer the work stream […]


Out of Context

“It is like chasing the soap in the bath. You think you have just about got it and it slips away.”Which? Future of Banking Commission panel member Philip Augar on finding a solution to the banking crisis. “I’m struggling up the street with a bottle of Bollinger.”Syndaxi’s Robert Reid “Anti-money-laundering is my speciality, mainly because […]

A modern horror story

Every day a quick scan of the news reveals some new horror that will change the lives of those involved forever – the unlucky accident on the way to work, a tragic illness that cuts a young life short or the holiday accident that leaves more than just a scar to cope with. We barely […]


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