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“When I am at home, I always have Kerrang! on in the background.”

EGL financial technology consultant Eddie George gives an MM hack an insight into his taste in music.

“It is important that the management drinks tea and knows the cricket score.”

M&G recovery fund manager Tom Dobell on how he picks the right companies to invest in.

“You do not get into bed with people unless you are very comfortable with them.”

Baronworth Investment Services director Colin Jackson muses on co-operation between regulators.

“What he does not know is that photo was taken in 1992. I am probably as old as he is.”

Standard Life head of pensions policy John Lawson after a reader commented on his “youthful appearance”.



Schroders: Greece likely to exit euro by the end of Q3

Schroders has brought forward its estimate of when Greece will leave the euro by three months, warning that if a centrist Government does not emerge “we are heading for the endgame”. Speaking at a PanaceaIFA event at Schroders’ offices in London today, European economist Azad Zangana said the result of Greece’s May election had lead […]

Former B&B commercial director joins HML

Andy Wiggans, the former commercial director at Bradford & Bingley, has joined mortgage outsourcing firm HML as its chief commercial officer. He replaces Ian Cornelius who recently moved to HML’s parent group Skipton Building Society. With over 20 years of experience in financial services, before B&B Wiggans worked at HBOS and Cornerstone Estate Agents and […]

FSA faces tribunal battle in bid to ban ‘broker poacher’

The FSA is seeking to ban a senior executive at inter-dealer brokerage firm BGC from working in financial services on the grounds he is not a fit and proper person. The regulator published a decision notice last week to ban Anthony Verrier due to concerns over his honesty, integrity and reputation. Verrier has referred the […]

Chris Gilchrist: We need an inquiry

Who will guard the guards was a key question in Plato’s Republic and has regularly resurfaced in politics ever since. Because democracies have to entrust power to agencies acting on behalf of the people, it is vital that these agencies are held to account. The FSA is exactly the kind of guardian that most people […]


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