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Resolution’s superwoman

With the industry eagerly anticipating the latest addition to Resolution’s boutique ranks, the Diary can exclusively reveal that she will be the fund manager’s first lady superhero.

Resolution is said to like the look and feel of Catwoman, so think Halle Berry rather than Linda Carter.

Apparently, a female superhero has been chosen to symbolise intuitiveness and the ability to multi-task, reflecting the skills of the multi-manager team.

The poor woman does not have a name or costume yet but with Resolution set to launch a major consumer brand awareness campaign in the latter part of the year expect to see her looming large from a billboard near you.


Taken to task

In June, shortly before the FSA’s retail distribution review was published, I wrote a column taking issue with financial advisers who criticised the menu system as if it were some alien construct that had offered them no benefits at all.

New FPP Asia hedge fund

Fabien Pictet & Partners has announced the creation of the FPP golden Asia fund, an Asia ex-Japan hedge fund with seed assets from Jade Absolute Fund Managers.


Employer iPMI responsibilities could continue to escalate, says Jelf

New laws in Dubai will put the burden of providing international private medical insurance (iPMI) firmly on the shoulders of the employer in order to maintain the country’s leading healthcare facilities. With 10,000 UK nationals having moved to the country since 2007 and only 16.5 per cent of the total 8.2 million people living there being Emiratis, Jelf Employee Benefits believes this move was inevitable and employer responsibilities could continue to escalate in future.


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