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“Cofunds is not a mammal, it is a raptor devouring the competition.”

Cofunds public affairs supremo Dick Eats

“He’s had plenty of invites but he’s still waiting on yours.”

Bankhall’s Richard Howells about CEO Peter Mann holding out for a “better” offer to the Money Marketing awards

“I’d love to come if you don’t have to fill your table with arsey IFAs.”

An anonymous PR graciously accepts an invite to the MM awards

“I went to the Burns supper and had to go home from work yesterday due to a strange feeling of sickness. Dodgy whisky obviously.”

Skandia PR Alex Jones

“I’ve just been on Radio Punjab and there are not many people that can say that.”

Adrian Boulding from Legal & General


FSSC wants T&C schemes endorsed by regulator

The Financial Services Skills Council is calling for the formal endorsement of training & competence schemes following the FSA’s proposed consultation on reviewing the T&C sourcebook.The regulator’s consultation will be published shortly and the FSSC says that is largely down to the fact that in a post-Mifid world, T&C will become ever more important.Off the […]

Co-op ethical fund is the first to head all-company sector

An ethical fund has topped the UK all companies sector for the first time, as Investment Management Association statistics show the ethical investment market is set to break through the £5bn barrier.The £146m Co-operative Insurance Sustainable Leaders fund is first out of 293 funds on a 12-month basis, returning 29.8 per cent compared with an […]

Fair dues

The banks are worried about their future. Apparently, they fear they may soon be so strapped for cash, they will all go out of business.

Guarantees in the retirement income market

Lorna Blyth, Royal London  Do guarantees benefit customers and, if so, when? To answer this conundrum we commissioned Millimans, a global actuarial consulting firm, to conduct an independent review of the UK retirement income market and whether guarantees really do offer customers better value for money. The brief The study was one of the most comprehensive undertaken […]


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