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“It’s all about multi-tasking.”
Omnipresent hack Annie Shaw demonstrates how to balance a wine glass, cigarette and canape

“I am a bad indian girl.”
Lansons PR Jeena Nadjaran on her lack of cricket knowledge

“That would make a great t-shirt, though, wouldn’t it?”
Bloomberg Money’s Julian Marr on afore-mentioned admission

“No serious journalist doesn’t have my number.”
Threadneedle director of communications Richard Eats

“I would like to see you in a wetsuit.”
Lansons PR Anna Tombs to MM hack

“I almost want to start smoking, they’re so cool.”
Mortgage Solutions features writer Andrea Tryphonides on designer matchsticks


Threesixty hosting protection seminars

Service provider Threesixty is hosting a series of seminars throughout September on protection issues. The next series of its key issues seminars will examine the opportunities afforded by writing policies into trust in both the business protection and the new pension term assurance markets, as well as help IFAs choose the right products from the […]


Brokers facing a flood of claims on Eurolife bonds

IFAs that sold Eurolife secured bonds could face a flood of complaints with Eurolife Assurance Group going into administration just 18 months after reaching a compromise deal with investors.Around 2,000 policyholders, who invested a total of 17m in the bonds in 1999 which went into default last year, are now waiting to see how much […]

Rooftop swoops for Garrard as new sales director

Former Em Financial business development director Guy Garrard has joined Rooftop Mortgages.Garrard, who becomes sales director, left packager EM in June for personal reasons and initially said he wanted an extended stay away from the market, but he has now been tempted back by Rooftop.He has previously held roles at BM Soltuions and GMAC. Garrard […]

Nvesta hit after Eurolife goes into administration

Nvesta says it is closed to new business while its future is decided after parent company Eurolife Assurance Group entered administration. EAG went into administration on August 17 when this year’s 700,000 instalment of a five-year compensation plan to policyholders who invested 17m into secured bonds in 1999 fell due. Further compensation for bondholders will […]


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