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‘I was told it was a waste of time talking to trade journos’

Mark Dampier

“I was told it was a waste of time talking to trade journos”

Hargreaves Lansdown head of research Mark Dampier remembers a somewhat lukewarm reception to MM’s launch 30 years ago.

“I don’t really care about Priips”

Wealth Management Association director of regulation Ian Cornwall is only interested in Mifid II.

“Everyone’s hiring 12-year-old marketing directors”

Investment consultancy Gbi2 managing director Graham Bentley eyes the next generation with suspicion.

“What’s the other bit in a Mars Bar?”

PTL managing director Richard Butcher gets lost in his own metaphor.


Ros Altmann

Now: Pensions in ‘catch 22’ over Govt tax relief stance

Now: Pensions says it is caught in a  “catch 22” after the pensions minister warned employers against its chosen tax relief model. This week Ros Altmann wrote to The Pensions Regulator asking it to warn employers that providers using a ‘net pay’ arrangement do not allow people earning under £10,600 to claim tax relief on their contributions. […]

Michael Johnson hits out at ‘vested interests’ of pension Isa critics

Pension Isa architect Michael Johnson has hit out at the pensions industry’s “vested interests” in preserving the current model of tax relief and says radical reform should also tackle public sector schemes. The Centre for Policy Studies research fellow has led calls for the Government to switch from the current exempt-exempt-taxed model to taxing contributions […]


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