“Nudist beaches are very good places for maintaining eye contact.” IFG’s Donna Bradshaw
“You, too, would be on the floor cross-legged after six pints of Mansfield Bitter. Scratchings, anyone?” Mansfield Building Society’s Pete Doherty
I am absolutely ravishing.” Skandia PR Alex Jones struggles to find the right word to communicate that he is hungry.
“Er, we seem to have lost our pensions guy.”
Jones again, realising that Skandia was one man down on arrival at Southampton from Cowes.
The Chancellor has appointed Jane Platt as the new chief executive of National Savings & Investments.Platt is currently on the board of Witan Investment Trust and Edinburgh UK Tracker Trust and was formerly chief operating officer, customer segments at Reuters.She will take up the position on 4 September 2006. Finance director and deputy chief executive […]
Lawrence House Fund Managers’ UK equity income fund of funds has been switched to the Investment Management Association’s UK equity income sector from the UK all companies sector. The firm says the fund was placed in the wrong sector by mistake following its launch. It invests in UK equity income funds to create a best-of-breed […]
A major feature of our articles is looking into the Jelf Employee Benefits crystal ball to predict changes and trends that may influence the short and medium term shape of UK employee benefits. By flagging such changes early we aim to provide our followers with the tools to make sensible and informed decisions on their benefits offerings.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has said it is committed to stopping so-called “phoenix” firms dumping liabilities on the lifeboat fund through a strategy it is calling “prevention as well as protection”. Earlier this year, the FSCS conducted research as part of an internal policy paper on the issue of phoenxing, where financial advisers elect […]
This year has been a disappointing one for European equities Year-to-date, the FTSE Europe excluding UK index is down 5.2 per cent. This compares with a 6.5 per cent gain by the S&P 500 and a 5.4 per cent fall by the FTSE All-Share (all in sterling terms), according to FE. This performance has not […]
I recently gave a money-related talk in India. The audience comprised 80 young Indians, aged 22 to 30, attending a two-day event at a five-star beach resort, which had been organised by the firm that manages their parents’ wealth. Speakers included experts in a range of subjects, from philanthropy and business innovation, to personal development, […]