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“Didn’t you know that regulation is the new rock and roll?”
-Aifa’s Chris Cummins gettnig a little overexcited over the upcoming raft of FSA announcements.

“Next time you see Darren, you must look at his shoes.”
-AT-8 director Mark Loosmore on former Focus colleague Darren Bayley

“I’m glad you knew what to do with that. I’ll just follow your lead.”
-Bankhall CEo Peter Mann on an MM hack’s attempt to eat a crab claw, or whatever it was.

“Hello. We’re from the downmarket rival to Money Money Marketing.”
-A financial hack introduces himself at a recent fund manager party.



Wheel of fortune

Three intrepid cyclists from Invesco Perpetual should now be about mid way through the seven-day Octopus Super Challenge Cycle-a-thon which started from Esparon in Southern France last Sunday.All being well, income and high-income fund guru Neil Woodford and colleagues Nick Hamilton and Stephen Anness aim to complete the gruelling 1,165km ride back to London next […]

This week in Mortgages

There’s only one place to start this week and that is the shock merger of Nationwide and Portman.

Top of the platforms

What regulatory requirements do advisers need to consider when choosing the most suitable fund platform for clients? Legal & General managing director

Allianz Technology Trust – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for Allianz Technology Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Walter Price. Portfolio review The Trust’s NAV returned 4.3% , outperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 2.8%. In US dollar terms, the portfolio gained 4.8%. During the month, stock selection contributed to relative performance, and industry allocation […]


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