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From the FSA team to the A Team?

An invitation to a gala dinner from The Compliance Register, the international organisation for compliance managers, started a rumour that FSA supremo John Tiner could be leading the after-dinner entertainment.

A circular promises live music from The Deadbeats, starring Credit Suisse Asset Management&#39s Bob White on lead guitar and a mysterious Mr T from the FSA.

The Diary wonders if our glorious leader will be swapping his pinstripes for a sleeveless denim jacket, gold jewellery and a Mohican haircut?

An FSA spokesman refuses to confirm or deny the rumour, saying: “It wouldn&#39t be mysterious if we told you.”


Winterthur chief calls for simple product charges

Winterthur Life is calling for the industry to wake up to its responsibilities to make product charges easier for consumers to understand. Speaking at an industry conference in London this week, Winterthur Life UK director of strategic operations Neil Cantle called on the industry to recognise that one of the biggest problems it will face […]

Keeping a watch on Big Brother

I may have stumbled upon a plot and I feel it is my duty as a citizen of the financial services world to make you aware of it. Anybody operating in the sector who even glanced at this year&#39s Budget proposals would be aware of the Treasury&#39s plans to require the registration of tax-avoidance schemes […]

Chirrey joins BAM fixed-interest team

Britannic Asset Management has appointed Jennifer Chirrey as an investment manager in its fixed-interest team from Abbey National Asset Managers.

Kane makes it plain

If anyone was under the misapprehension that Scottish Widows had been put under the command of a mealy-mouthed faceless banking man, think again. The new chief executive Archie Kane does not mince his words. With-profits will diminish still further. The FSA is actively seeking to corral IFAs into bigger groups – an accusation often made, […]

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White paper — Qatar International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits highlights new legislation, key requirements and policy considerations when structuring international private medical insurance (IPMI) for expatriate employees in Qatar. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors, compensation and benefits specialists and mobility managers who have employee populations in Qatar.


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