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The Diary is to launch an official protest into the shoddy treatment afforded to MM’s quiz team at the Alliance & Leister pub quiz. Leading throughout, the team mysteriously dropped to second place, behind a team of Hollyoaks reject types from a mortgage rag, even after a perfect score in the mortgage round, with a little help from A&L’s own Mehrdad Yousefi.”He’s a Blackberry fiend.”

Purely’s Mark Chilton on A&L’s Mehrdad Yousefi.

“I need to earn a proper living after sponging off financial organisation, which we are often accused of…but not often by PFS members.”

FSA managing director regulatory services David Kenmir”Great minds think alike, or fools seldom differ. Take your pick.”

CBK’s Peter Chadborn”I’ve just eaten from the chocolate fountain – which is not a sexual reference by the way.” Atkinson Bolton director and Personal Finance Society conference chairman Simon Gibson”We’ve just had a BBC journalist chairing this. It’ll be CBeebies doing it next year.”

Gibson again as MM hack made a noisy and painfully slow exit during his speech


Schroders launches global property securities fund

Schroders has launched its Schroder global property securities fund which opens to investors on December 9 2005. The fund is launched through an alliance between Schroders and US-based global property securities manager EII. The fund’s investment adviser is EII investment manager Jim Rehlaender, supported by two fund managers and a team of five analysts. The […]

Brown to cut FSA red tape

Chancellor Gordon Brown is to slash red tape at the FSA. Brown told the CBI conference in London this week that as part of cost-saving measures to be included in the pre-Budget report, he will focus on a risk-based approach to financial services and will bring in 10 simplification and deregulatory measures to reduce the […]


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