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MM is 30: Industry debates trials and triumphs at anniversary dinner

To mark 30 years since Money Marketing first rolled off the presses, last week we held a roundtable dinner to discuss the challenges the financial services industry has faced down over the last three decades, and the ones to come.

Held at The Langham hotel in London, we gathered together advisers, former editors, long-time contributors and industry commentators to debate the biggest financial services reforms of the last 30 years, and what they think the next big shake-up will be.

Click the video to watch all the highlights from the evening.



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There are 3 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. Good grief. That’s a wake up. MM and I started in Financial Services at the same time. 1985. It not only seems, but actually is, a lifetime ago!

  2. I didn’t realise you were only a youngster Harry. Happy Anniversary!

  3. Thanks for the good wishes Patrick.

    Yep I started in FS on the first working day of 1985 – straight after New Year holiday. Started Norwest on Dec 2 1990 and sold it Feb 22 2015.

    Now I just footle around as an unregulated and occasional consultant T/a HA7Consulting. The idea of a full retirement really doesn’t appeal and I’m no golfer.

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