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Sunny side

Not content with enlightening us about the delights of the Hainault Sunrise, a new cocktail based on the unique and beautiful colouring of the Essex dawn, those kindly folk at Polhill have sent the Diary all the ingredients to make said tipple – vodka, bacardi, grenadine, orange juice, a dash of sugar and a twist of lemon.

The MM offices are awash with booze following our success at the Headline Money awards so if Charlotte and company from Polhill want to come round and help us discover new potent punches, they are more than welcome.m More namesake high jinks this week with the news that Dennehy Weller managing director Brian Dennehy’s B-movie legend alter ego is returning to London to tread the boards in Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman.

Dennehy’s character Willy Loman is proud of his “ability to sell anything to anyone”, surely no reflection on the adviser industry.


L&G races off

The Legal & General accelerated growth investment plan 2 is a guaranteed equity bond which offers geared exposure to the FTSE 100 index over a six-year term.

Executive stress

Standard Life marketing technical manager John Lawson shows how taking out an executive pension plan before A-Day can bring big knock-on benefits.

Abbey made FSA threat after fee error

Abbey has been forced to apologise to Abacus Assurance Financial for threatening FSA action against the broker for the return of money that it had incorrectly paid to another company.


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