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It is encouraging to note from Mr Jamieson (Money Marketing, January 23) that we may ignore his forecasts as they will be wrong. The remainder of his correspondence is therefore superfluous.

Chris Bryans

CW Financial Consultants, London W1


Standard says Govt figures wrong over lifetime limit

The number of people who will be hit by the £1.4m lifetime limit could be three times the figure stated in the Pensions Green Paper, warns Standard Life.It says the Green Paper only refers to the 5,000 individuals with personal pensions of over £1.4m but does not mention executive pension plans over the proposed limit, […]

Equitable hit again as court rejects its claim Against auditor

The High Court has dealt a hugely embarrassing blow to Equitable Life and its lawyer chairman Vanni Treves by largely striking out its £2.6bn claim against its former auditor Ernst & Young.In a scathing judgment, Mr Justice Langley describes Equitable&#39s case as lacking “rigour and reality”. He added: “I do not think it is right […]

AITC says scrap VAT on trusts to boost savings

The AITC is urging the Government to abolish VAT on the management services supplied to investment trusts, arguing that it reduces their competitiveness compared with Oeics and unit trusts.In its response to the Government&#39s consultation on the way that VAT is levied on pension and investment funds, AITC technical director Ian Sayers says scrapping the […]

I don&#39t want to go to Chelsea

Cross-dressing is something that Money Marketing assumed was reasonably rare among fund managers (as in less than 10 per cent sport both a beard and lipstick) until recently, when the Diary was enlightened by Threadneedle communications director Richard Eats.It transpires that, as a wannabe Glam Rock star in the 1970s, Richard strutted his way to […]


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