Fishburn Hedges may have been able to hire the fancy Sway bar in the City for its Burns Night celebrations but left its ever-suffering staff to brave the Arctic conditions without coats after deciding that the cloakroom should be reserved solely for hacks while PRs were ordered to leave their outdoor attire in the office.The Diary can report that Fishburn’s Sarah Frost still showed signs of goose pimples well into the evening after her noble sacrifice, which the whisky tasting did little to allay.
The Financial Services Practitioner Panel is preparing to launch the first stage of its 2006 survey of regulated firms to obtain an industry assessment of the performance of the FSA. The survey, which is carried out every two years, will be released later this year.Issues that emerged from the 2004 survey included the ever increasing […]
Standard & Poor’s has cut Skandia’s insurance rating from A to A- following the announcement that Old Mutual’s offer is now termed unconditional.
Standard & Poors has cut Skandias insurance rating from A to A- following the announcement that Old Mutuals offer is now termed unconditional.
As Money Marketing uncovers another raft of claims manage-ment firms excesses this week, the debate is raging about who should regulate them.
The Government has announced future reductions in the rate of corporation tax. Will this affect the ‘internal’ taxation of Authorised Investment Funds? Read more
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