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Out of Context: “I can’t tell you how much I was fumbling around.”

“I can’t tell you how much I was fumbling around.”

Partnership head of corporate affairs Jim Boyd tells an MM hack to take a head torch on an upcoming trip to India, and asks for the comment not be included in Out of Context. Sorry Jim. 

“I could order a herbal tea strainer in less than a minute on my mobile and have it delivered to the office in 24 hours.”

Walker Crips Investment Management executive director Chris Kitchenham gives a somewhat unusual example of the benefits of shopping online.

“Who are our members? I’m not sure, I will have to check.”

A PR for the Fund Platform Group lobbies hard for the views of the organisation.

“Could you hang your clothes up outside please.”

Seven Investment Management head of corporate development Justin Urquhart Stewart suggests an alternative way to liven up an MM article.


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Royal London adds £318m in with-profits bonuses in 2013

Royal London added £318m to the value of its with-profits policies in 2013 through annual bonuses. The life office’s with-profits bonus statement, published this week, shows a further £81m in value was allocated through a mutual dividend. In 2012, Royal London added £282m to the value of its with-profits policies through annual and final bonuses, and […]


UK braced for EU ruling on financial transactions tax

The UK is braced for a ruling next week on the financial transaction tax proposed by the EU. The Financial Times reports the European Court of Justice has unexpectedly accelerated its decision on a British legal challenge to the tax and will announce its judgment next Wednesday. A decision had not been expected until next […]


FCA appoints new complaints commissioner

The FCA and the Bank of England have appointed Antony Townsend as complaints commissioner. Townsend replaces Sir Anthony Holland, whose term as commissioner comes to an end on 30 April. The commissioner is responsible for the conduct of the final stage of investigations into complaints relating to how the FCA and the Bank exercise their […]

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The eye of the protection revolution: How technology is set to transform the market

Protection underwriting is undergoing a technological revolution that will make the sector unrecognisable within years. Experts are predicting a future where policies become tailored to individuals’ needs as insurers use technology to keep closer tabs on their customers’ health. Wearable devices such as Google Glass and wristbands which track blood pressure and the rate at […]


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