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Lunch comes to the crunch

Facilities at Credit Suisse’s new building at Canary Wharf are so advanced that employees no longer have to leave it under any circumstances.

In addition to the gym and swimming pool, there is also a mini-plaza floor, where employees use their gift cards, which they top up with cash, to pay for their lunches as the shops do not take cash.

However, head of multi-manager Aidan Kearney says: “One day, these card machines broke and the cue of people from across the building got so big they had to let everyone through to get their items for free. The problem was everyone came back to stock up on food.”


Postcards from the pension edge

Move over, the Turner Prize. The results are in from this year’s most eagerly anticipated art competition, the Art of Pensions.Now in its fifth year, entries on the back of a postcard came from budding Tracey Emins from across the pension sector. Special commendation goes to Stuart Riley of Towers Perrin, who won the overall […]

A shaw thing

Sam Shaw is a reporter on Money MarketingHad a very pleasant lunch at Soho fave restaurant Alastair Little with the effervescent Bill Moncrieff and Ron Pritchard of the Clarkson Hill GroupI then had my arm forced up my back to go for a post-lunch beer with Mr Moncrieff and my esteemed publisher David Cowan.Our publisher […]

Put your ex-spouse in order

Iconcluded my previous article by discussing how a pension-sharing order is valued and executed as regards the debits against the pension scheme member’s rights and the credits awarded to their former spouse.

Barclays strengthens bid for ABN Amro

Barclays has entered into a £9bn deal with China Development Bank and the Singapore government to boost its bid for the takeover of Dutch group ABN Amro.


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