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The best-laid planners…

Computer cock-ups at the launch of an online retirement planner left faces at the Department for Work and Pensions redder than the rear end of a baboon that has just completed the Tour de France, the Diary learns.

The gremlins in the DWP&#39s machinery meant that around 20 hacks, along with ministers Andrew Smith and Malcolm Wicks, were left twiddling their thumbs while the technician scowled at his machine.

Thanks is due to the Financial Times&#39 Nick Timmins for puncturing the pregnant pause with a suggestion the time be used for extra questions. Never work with children, animals or computers, the Diary says.


BBC re-hashes last year&#39s program

The BBC&#39s Wednesday night Panorama program on self-cert mortgages was little more than a re-hash of a similar program it aired in October 2003, many in the industry claim.London & Country mortgage specialist David Hollingworth says the show did not particularly open any new issues.He believes the timing of an FSA review into self-cert mortgages […]

Tories say pensions bill not good enough

Shadow pensions minister Nigel Waterson has slated the Government&#39s Pensions Bill, released today, saying it contains no incentive to save for retirement. He claimed the Government&#39s approach is like “tackling a fire by promising fire insurance for the future instead of calling the fire brigade”. Specifically, the Tories say the Bill will do nothing to […]

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1st Software launches risk profiling software

Software provider 1st Software is launching an investor profiling software to help advisers assess their clients&#39 appetite for risk, measured against their expectations for investment return.

How to balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios

In this short video, Azhar Hussain, head of global high yield at Royal London Asset Management, explains how his team balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up […]


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