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Looking for Mr Right

Women in the industry will know only too well the strains of trying

to get the work/life balance just right.

Scottish Equitable&#39s Lesley McPherson gave the UK the benefit of her

views on the subject this week when she was interviewed on the

subject of working women waiting too long before having children for

Richard and Judy while walking trough Liverpool Street station.

“It&#39s just that I haven&#39t met the right man yet,” said our Lesley in

a nationwide appeal to the men of Britain.

The Diary divined this knowledge from our trash TV consultant,

Abacus&#39s David Ferguson, who likes nothing more of an evening than to

sit down with some needlepoint and watch R&J.

While we are on the subject of Richard & Judy, the Diary can

confirm the daytime TV double act&#39s own finances are now secure.

They can rest easy at night in the knowledge that their investments

are secure and wisely selec-ted after choosing M2 Financial&#39s Mark

Howard as the safe pair of hands to look after their portfolio.


Britons fail to guard against loss of income

Optimism about the future is falling but there is little sign thatthe public is doing anything to guard against any potential loss ofincome that could affect their standard of living.Research for Scottish Provident reveals that the number of Britonswho expect their standard of living to improve over the next 10 yearshas dropped to 52 per […]

Axa Sun Life picks chief exec

Axa UK has appointed Paul Evans as the new chief executive of AXA Sun Life. Evans 38, was previously the Axa group finance director and before that director of PricewaterhouseCooper&#39s insurance practice. Evans will take on the role immediately, replacing Andy Haste who joined Royal & Sun Alliance as chief executive in April. An announcement […]

Attack of the clones

Since the introduction of stakeholder, it has become progressivelydifficult to differentiate between pre-retirement products and,therefore, providers. This position has arisen well in advance of theintroduction of Sandler&#39s simplified suite of products.While product differentiation in the post-retirement world grows, weall recognise that the world of pre-retirement planning has becomelargely commoditised. If provider selection does not add […]

NAPF call for greater OPP lock-in powers

The National Association of Pension Funds has come under fire fromIFAs and providers for calling for grea-ter power to lockoccupational pension members into their scheme.The NAPF has asked the Department for Work and Pensions to giveschemes the right to refuse cash-equivalent transfer values eventhough proposed new rules allow trustees to reduce valuations toreflect scheme underfunding.Advisers […]


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