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“I’ve never wielded an axe in my life.”
– Bankhall chief executive officer Peter Mann to colleague Richard Howells

“It’s like people’s sexuality. Thereis no black or white, just many shades of grey.”
-FP Advance’s Brett Davidson on the fees versus commission debate

“It always makes me laugh when the waiter comes in and asks what would you like to drink. I always say: Lots.”
– Critical-illness insurance pioneer Dr Marius Barnard

“He tends to get even more lively as the night goes on. Annoyingly so, sometimes, like at 3am when you want to go to bed.”
– Bankhall’s Richard Howells on colleague Tony Murrell’s approach to a night out

“You look far too happy.”
– Burns-Anderson chief executive officer Mike Hughes to MM hack


Paying happy families

Schroeder managed balanced could fill the gal for a pension fund for Sipps, featuring a risk management system and the manager with the incentive of parents and friends invested

Correspondent’s week

Unfortunately for me, the week starts on a Sunday. We have a skeleton staff in the office each Sunday to ensure the website is updated with all the news from the Sunday papers and, in particular, our sister publication, the Mail on Sunday. I am greeted by a voicemail message from Ann-Marie Masson. We launched […]

Property funds popular for Sipp

Property funds make up three of the six best-selling funds in the FundsNetwork Sipp. Invesco Perpetual high income was the top seller, with Norwich property trust third, New Star property fourth and Standard Life property sixth.

Go to work on an ego

Lifesearch rent-a-quote, sorry, head of protection strategy Kevin Carr was so impressed with his recent Profile in MM that he requested an extra 10 copies of the quality publication to distribute to family and friends. At least, that is what some have guessed they are for. Others suggest that Carr might be wallpapering his bedroom […]

Embrace simplicity!

By Fiona Holmes, proposition communications manager When I first took out critical illness cover, I was overwhelmed. It wasn’t just the form filling, it was finding out about the sheer number of illnesses I was covered for. Did it give me peace of mind that I was covered for neuromyelitis optica or systematic lupus erythematosus? […]


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