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Judging the judge

I was delighted by Communication Workers Friendly Society chief executive Edward Chapman voicing his opinion that the Government might not be taking the most appropriate action with Sandler products (Money Marketing, January 29).

It ought to be remembered that Sandler has his personal pension with Equitable Life and does not have the ideal background to comment on fundamental industry issues. Why does the Government place such faith in his judgement?

It is refreshing to see that an industry executive is still capable of independent thought and is also able to have that idea published.

John Jones Southport, Lancashire


Kreis plaices trust in Cod EIS

KREIS CONSULTING Johnson Seafarms &#45 Cod 1 Type: Enterprise investment scheme Aim: Growth by investing in a Shetland-based cod farm Minimum investment: Lump sum £30,000 Opening/closing date: January 1, 2004/March 1, 2004 Charges: Initial 4% Commission: Initial 2% Tel: 0141 5641523 Johnson Seafarms &#45 Cod 1 is an enterprise investment scheme investing in a cod […]

Liverpool Vic ties up Boots life deal

Friendly society Liverpool Victoria has joined the procession of insurers aligning themselves with major retail outlets, with a deal to sell life insurance through Boots. In contrast to other insurers, it will offer a free advice line for customers to seek guidance on their insurance needs from a specialised adviser. A typical policy will see […]

Duncan for Aon&#39s Mom retail push

Former Skandia sales director Angus Duncan is joining Aon Asset Management to roll out its institutional multi-manager offering to the retail market. Duncan, who took voluntary redundancy during Skandia&#39s cost-cutting exercise last July, will be responsible for the wider distribution of six funds of managers within Aon&#39s Dublin-based Oeic. The funds, which include UK, Europe, […]

PAFS adds to equity release range

The Pension Annuity Friendly Society is to launch an equity release product that will allow elderly people who are infirm or who have bad medical histories to release more equity from their homes. Pafs hopes it will be able to offer lower rates than average, and allow consumers to borrow higher proportions of their properties&#39 […]


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