View more on these topics

Out of context

•”As Manuel in Fawlty Towers says &#39This week I know nothing&#39 but next week, next week I may know stacks.” – White Horse Financial Mick Stannard on post-holiday memory loss.

•”I arrived at the restaurant a dripping wreck. The waiters had to dry me out.” – Chadney Bulgin partner Tom Chadney.

•”I don&#39t know what fish it was but it was very fishy.” -DWS Investments corporate communications manager Esther Nass.

•”I looked like I was in a wet T-shirt competition.” -Nass again, on being caught in the rain during last week&#39s London power cut.

•”You&#39re telling dirty jokes, aren&#39t you?” – DWS managed portfolio fund manager Jonathan Arthur&#39s wife guessing correctly what her husband was doing, despite being hundreds of miles away.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor John Greenwood, email: or tel: 0207 943 8036.


Simple question

I feel I must add at least some partial support to IFA Master Adviser in questioning the investment made by Invesco Perpetual in Millfield. All Mr Brodie is asking is why money is going into a loss-making company. This does not seem an unreasonable question but neither Millfield group chief executive Paul Tebbutt nor head […]

Derbyshire in link-up for self-cert mortgages

Derbyshire Building Society is moving into self-cert and sub-prime mortgages with an arrangement with specialist lender Kensington Mortgages. Derbyshire has a credit-repair mortgage but says this is the first time that it will be able to offer a full range of self-cert and sub-prime loans. If a borrower is not suited to any of Derbyshire&#39s […]

Sellers shun free home pack pilot

The Government is offering free trials of the home condition report to selected estate agents throughout the UK. Nearly 40 estate agents have been randomly selected in Cardiff, Coventry, Hertfordshire and Sheffield to trial the biggest element of the Government&#39s seller&#39s packs. Sellers who place their property with one of these agents are offered a […]

Communications head Arber leaves IMA

Investment Management Association head of communications Clare Arber has left the trade body. She joined the IMA just under five years ago as PR manager and became head of communications in December 2001. She previously worked at CGU. The IMA says she has left to pursue other interests but it is not known whether she […]

Developing your personal relationships – Webex

Read more 9amFinancial advisers and solicitors working together Presented by Ian Muirhead, director & chairman at Solicitors for Impartial Advice (SIFA) Listen to Ian’s expert insight and experiences of how financial advisers and solicitors can work together to deliver mutual benefit and enhanced client outcomes. Register here 10am Financial advisers and accountants working together Presented […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm