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“I can be seen dragging tyres around my local park. If you drag tyres around a park, you attract a lot of attention, particularly from dogs and council workers.”

Steve Jones from N4 Solutions on training for the Polar Challenge this summer

“That Widow is probably the only girl I’ve seen that can look Briggsy in the eye.”

Bankhall’s Peter Mann on the not-at-all vertically challenged pair of Andy Briggs and Hayley Hunt

“He looks like the Dale Winton of financial services. Does he get his hair cut just for telly?”

Threadneedle’s Richard Eats on MM director John Lappin’s new do

“Now, who is the best looking man on the front this week? Mr Taylor thinks it is Mr Taylor.”

Bankhall CEO Peter Mann on MM’s choice of cover boys


SPPM looks for Vietnam growth

Smith & Pinching Portfolio Management’s strategy of investing in funds that are not commonly supported by other multi-managers has prompted it to invest in a Vietnamese equity fund.

Support services firm opens

National IFA 2Plan has started operations. The firm has been set up by former Positive Solutions directors Chris Smallwood and Chris Davies and is backed by Standard Life. It will provide support services to self-employed IFAs.

Competition Commission identifies PPI probe areas

The Competition Commission has today published an issues statement as part of its investigation into the market for the supply of payment protection insurance. The issues statement identifies the specific areas the CC believes are relevant in deciding whether any feature of the PPI market restricts, distorts or prevents competition. It will be used as […]

India: are further rate cuts on the horizon?

By Kunal Desai, head of Indian Equities, Neptune Kunal Desai, manager of the Neptune India Fund, discusses the key drivers of the Indian market’s outperformance and why he expects another rate cut, which will likely further support equities.  Read more here Important Information Investment risks The Neptune India Fund may have a high volatility rating […]


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