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Every year at Money Marketing…

Every year at Money Marketing, there is some PR that decides to call up with an inane request just as the Chancellor is revealing to the nation the contents of his Red Box. This year the culprit was not, however, the lovely bearded one from Penrose, as ’twas last year (sorry, Ben).

No, this year’s villain was the High Countess of York, none other than the mother of the Duchess of York, aka Nicola, the newsdesk’s valued life and protection reporter. Shame, shame Mrs York, we know your name. We are sure you got a good ticking off.


ASA says Axa PPP mailing played on clients’ fears

Axa PPP Healthcare has been ordered to withdraw marketing material after the Adver-tising Standards Authority found it breached two of the committee of advertising practice code clauses.A direct mailing for Axa PPP read: “Your trust has been given a low rating (one star) by the Healthcare Commission, which can be due to factors such as […]

150m for Duffield as he reduces stake in New Star

New Star chairman John Duffield picked up over 150m last week after reducing his stake in the business by around 40 per cent.Duffield has put 24.3 million of his own shares worth 109m into a 213m share placing that will see senior management take cash out of the business. The move sees Duffield’s stake reduced […]

Aviva looks at investment branding

Aviva is looking at bringing its Norwich Union and Morley investment arms under a single, global Aviva Asset Management brand, sources close to the company say.Morley is best known in the UK market for its property management team although its retail fund is branded Norwich Property. It is understood the insurer is concerned it is […]


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