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“Everybody likes a free jump” – Mainland PR’s Kat Milne talks about gratis skydiving. l “Many thanks for listening to a complete obsessive.” – Simply Lifetime’s Alastair Waldron.

“Never go out drinking with your managing director. Apparently, last night I agreed to play one half of Salt-n-Pepa at a tribute night.” – Lansons pr Lisa Folwell.

“I always thought Everton was in London until I heard Wayne Rooney And Coleen speak and realised it must be in Liverpool.” – Folwell again.

“I have arranged to meet my personal trainer over the road so you can interview me while I do a workout. Is that OK?” Product Innovationsmanaging director David Barclay-Miller.Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor James Phillipps, email: or tel: 0207 943 8035


‘Wraps and supermarts not meeting IFA needs’

Wrap providers and fund supermarkets are not doing enough to cater for the needs of the advisory community, according to the Financial Technology Research Centre’s first wrap survey.

Coulson clash with Zurich

Richard Coulson says Zurich is obstructing the promotion of his new network after his former employer launched legal proceedings against him last week.

Claim is the spur

The recent case of Seymour v Ockwell & Co creates interesting legal issues in relation to the promotion and sale of products by providers.

Abe and Modi

India: Modi, reform and the oil price fall

Nearly 12 months since sweeping to power, prime minister Narendra Modi has overseen a significant turnaround in India, which is now on track to become one of the most pro-growth, pro-investment economies in Asia. While the market has rallied 48 per cent over the last year in response to Modi’s reform agenda, what is the potential for further progress?


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