“Dealing with some insurance companies can make you want to stab yourself.” – Hargreaves Lansdown’s Tom McPhail at PMI conference.”It’s not a good day to change your personality.” – Stand-ard Life PR Emma Wylie discusses the editor’s approach to life the day after the Money Marketing Awards”If you want to insult a man’s manhood, tell him he can’t do percentages.” – Morley PR Monina Villaroman.”GMAC? That’s the name of the cab firm I use in Hackney.” – Villaroman again.”Perhaps we should do a setting sun award.” – Headline Money’s Roger Anderson muses on the rising star category in the Headline Money awards.“We don’t drink champagne at lunch. We had it for breakfast. It’s very good with Special K” – Lansons PR Lisa Folwell.”I had it on my porridge” – Lansons PR Inez de Koning.”If you are going to wear Barcelona colours, bring a baseball bat.” – Skandia’s Billy Mackay on dress code for Stamford Bridge. Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor James Phillipps, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0207 943 8035
I have been reading a great deal of press comment recently, about depolarisation and the benefits of using an independent “financial planner”who would be prepared to work on a fee basis rather than take commission from product sales. Can you explain to me how this works and how I would benefit?
I have noted with interest the antics of some of the more struggling fund supermarkets. I am reliably informed that each quarter, one particular fund supermarket claims astronomic figures but no one can work out why they do not ever seem to get very far ahead.
The Government is aiming for a radical reform of investment trusts and Oeic investments in an overhaul of the investment sector on a par with the pension revolution.
Investment experts say the Chancellor needs to do more than extend the existing Isa limits to 2010 to encourage long-term saving.
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