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Hitting the bottle

The Diary hears that gentlemen prefer being blond. Certainly, some of the old hands in the PR world seem to be backing this up.

Latest up for the bottle-blond look is L&G&#39s raven-haired Peter Timberlake, who has recently made the momentous decision to lighten his tone. Has he been listening to too much Eminem?

The Diary suspects the peroxide was slipped to him by trendsetter Darragh Leeson, who has been sporting a platinum blond look for a while.

Aegon&#39s Scott “My Hair&#39s Not” White is one who will not be leaving the dark side any time soon, however. White says: “My problem is finding my hair rather than dyeing it a different colour.”


Mike Kellard

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Survey reveals IFAs&#39 overwhelming call for provision of advice on stakeholder

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Building Societies put in strong performance in 2002/2003

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RJ Temple clients face big losses on structured plans

Former RJ Temple clients sold structured products by the collapsed national IFA are set to suffer heavy losses over the next four months as the products mature, according to documents seen by Money Marketing. A list of 48 structured products that RJ Temple sold to its clients, including the Zurich Life extra income bond, NDF […]

Seeking quality in uncertain markets

By Ewan McAlpine, Senior Client Portfolio Manager In uncertain times, investors naturally seek safety. But in fixed income markets, what does that really mean? Ewan McAlpine outlines the approach RLAM’s Fixed Income Team will be adopting across its credit funds in response to potentially volatile markets this year. Click here for full article


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