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“The lawyers must get double time after 5pm.” 

 On-Line Partnership Group chief executive Kevin McDonagh says it was no surprise the firm’s acquisition by Russell Investments was signed off in the early hours.

“We’re going to a cottage…no, not cottaging.”

An FCA press officer discusses his holiday plans with an MM hack.

”I actually look better in the dark.”

MM lawyer OOC Nov 28

Russell Investment’s UK retail chief Greg Stark says he wouldd prefer if his black and white corporate photo did not exist at all.

 “They tried to offer me the job of presenting BT Sport but apparently I wasn’t robotic enough.”

Jenson Button discusses his future plans with Santander Media Awards host and BT Sport anchor Jake Humphrey.



Pensions regulator drops large firm auto-enrolment investigations

The Pensions Regulator has dropped 89 investigations into suspected automatic enrolment non-compliance by large firms. Auto-enrolment was launched for the UK’s largest employers in October last year.  The reforms, which will also capture medium and small firms between now and 2018, require companies to set up a pension scheme for their employees in line with […]


RBS appoints law firm Clifford Chance to examine SME allegations

Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed law firm Clifford Chance to carry out an inquiry into allegations it put viable businesses into default so it could make more profit. The FCA and Prudential Regulation Authority were yesterday handed a report by Business Secretary Vince Cable, written by one of his key advisers Lawrence Tomlinson, containing the […]


Aegon UK chief risk officer to leave

Aegon UK chief risk officer Charles Garthwaite is leaving the firm at the end of this year. Subject to final regulatory approval, Jim Ewing, currently chief actuary, will take his place and also become a member of the Aegon insurance company board. Ewing previously worked in a number of senior finance roles at Lloyds Banking […]


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