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Pole star

Collegiate’s Mark Bates is set to take part in the 2007 Polar Challenge to the magnetic North Pole.

The race takes place in April 2007, when Mark and the other competitors will ski 320 miles to the pole pulling their own supplies and handling temperatures between -25 and -45 degrees.

Mark aims to raise 10,000 for Cancer Research and will be organising other events, including a fantasy football competition and a white-collar boxing match, to help achieve his goal.

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Paying happy families

Schroeder managed balanced could fill the gal for a pension fund for Sipps, featuring a risk management system and the manager with the incentive of parents and friends invested

The blame game

It has often been said that our “regulator” phoenixes itself from previous liabilities. The FSA, for example, would have you believe that it only came into existence following Government legislation and the FSMA.

Principles of professionalism

Sesame’s chief executive Patrick Gale has made a clarion call for advisers to professionalise.He believes the financial services industry has a unique opportunity to benefit from principle-based regulation.He is also upbeat about where IFAs and standards of advice are at the moment, believing that many of the problems of the past will not be repeated […]

Revenue glitch poses pension threat

Pension schemes could face extra tax bills and personal fines for scheme administrators after a technical glitch at the Revenue meant it failed to migrate crucial data on to its systems. The Revenue’s first online tax return submission deadline since A-Day passed last week, but some schemes that pre-registered their details online through a service […]


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