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Out of Context

“I did see Paul McMillan on PIMS and he absolutely did not see me in a bar after about 11pm. Honestly.”

TMP’s Alan Easter

“I’m a bloke, I don’t do multi-tasking.”

cchm:ping chief Lucian Camp

“I think we’ll have to get an exclamation point in our name somewhere.”

Thinc Group acquisitions director Nick Boyle on the many rebrands in the industry

“I was just like the Scarlet Pimpernel”

Argonaut head Barry Norris on his journalistic days at Cambridge University

“It’s nice to see people drinking Champagne on an average Thursday. It’s just like Newcastle.”

True Potential’s David Harrison at True Potential’s London launch


The estate we’re in

Julie Hutchison, estate planning specialist at Standard Life, starts off a four-page special feature section on inheritance tax planning by assessing the developments in the field so far this year.

Yousefi confirmed to be joining Freedom Lending

Alliance & Leicester head of intermediary mortgages Mehrdad Yousefi is joining Freedom Lending as director of distribution and sales.The move was confirmed this week and Yousefi will take up his post from August 13 at the prime niche lending subsidiary of Merrill Lynch.Yousefi will take responsibility for implementing and developing Freedom Lending’s distribution strategy. He […]

Barclays may drop logo due to Nazi concerns

Barclays is considering dropping the eagle from its corporate logo if its ABN Amro takeover goes ahead because of objections from the Dutch company that the animal has Nazi associations, according to reports.Press reports suggest ABN Amro is concerned about reactions to the symbol in the Netherlands, which was occupied by Nazi Germany during World […]

Life Trust raises £25m for longevity products

Life Trust says it has raised £25 million of capital which it will be using to launch a range of products to meet the needs of increasing longevity.The funding is provided by JP Morgan, Royal Bank of Scotland and the D.E. Shaw group. Life Trust intends to launch its first product later this year, following […]

Keep calm and carry on?

We British are known for our stiff upper lip and just getting on with things. It’s part of our quirky cultural behaviour – like forming orderly queues, or saying sorry when it’s not our fault. Many of us just aren’t that great at talking about what’s bothering us. But if someone feels that the stresses […]


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