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Mummy&#39s the word

Don Clark must take the prize for bravest trip across London this week thanks to his appearance at the Credit Suisse halloween party last week.

The Black Country broker left his hotel – a full 20 minutes away from the Banqueting House venue – in nothing but a very long bandage, a few safety pins and a pair of boxer shorts.

Don&#39s mummy outfit seemed a high-risk strategy but just about stayed on all night thanks to careful wrapping.

Asked where his wallet was, Don said: “I&#39ve got a tenner up my sleeve and a twenty down my sock.” We didn&#39t ask where he put his small change.


Life offices urged to share data

Life offices and IFA firms should share their data to build more accurate databases and allow them to plan marketing strategies, the meeting heard. Bestinvest head of marketing Justin Modray said providers were taking the wrong approach with the research they made available to IFAs,as the smaller groups which would find it most useful cannot […]

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