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Roaring 20s

Have bacon sarnies and Resolve at the ready next Wednesday following the industry bash of the year, indeed, of the last 20 years – Money Marketing’s 20th birthday party – to be held at London’s Somerset House (above).

The Diary expects to see many new friends and long-time cronies.



Wheel thing

Barclays Global Investors’ brand of exchange traded funds, iShares, is to sponsor the Zuri-Metzgete cycling event, taking place in Zurich on October 2. The event, which has now been catchily renamed the iShares Zuri-Metzgete, has been held for 92 years. As one of the final stages of the Pro Tour circuit, the gruelling 241km race […]

‘ABI should lead protection drive’

Lifesearch has called on the Association of British Insurers to lead an industry ad campaign to raise consumer awareness of the protection gap and improve perception of the sector. Managing director Tom Baigrie says the industry has to tackle the lack of public demand for protection but says distributors do not have the financial resources […]

New Asia has learned its lessons

We are at an important point in the development of Asian economies. In the near term, they face challenges which, on the basis of historic patterns, could be expected to lead to weakness in the region’s stockmarkets. Higher oil and commodity prices will impact on Asian companies, which still depend heavily on imports of such materials.

Future perfect?

Nicola York examines the ABI’s latest initiative to safeguard CI business but finds IFAs sceptical of whether it will really benefit clients


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