The Money Portal’s former head of communications Kerry Nelson is joining HSBC Investments UK on October 31 as associate director of external communications.Nelson will be responsible for the group’s public relat- ions strategy and acting as a spokeswoman for its investment business which com- prises fund management, its specialist alpha team, hedge funds, quant, structured products, property, as well as private client and discretionary services. Nelson will report directly to HSBC Investments head of marketing and group retail distribution Mike Watson. Nelson resigned from The Money Portal last November.
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The ABI is not speaking for its members and should follow Scottish Widows, Axa and NU by advocating a universal pension and scrap S2P, say the LibDems. LibDem pensions spokesman Lord Oakeshott says the ABI should listen to its members and change its stance on pension reform. The ABI’s current position is that the contracting-out […]
“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” said supermodel Kate Moss, who is not often credited for her insights into policy making. Perhaps she should be. In politics, as in matters of diet, the course of action that is the best over the long term is often not the most desirable course of action in the short term. Add the instant gratification of the democratic electoral cycle and, instead of good policy making, you sometimes get the equivalent to a midnight binge in front of the fridge.
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