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Titans clash over with-profits

Standard Life&#39s head of with-profits marketing David Hare will clash with Skandia co-founder Paul Bradshaw over the future of with-profits in the first of a series of financial services debates to be held on Wednesday, October 30.

The debates, hosted jointly by Money Marketing and the Financial Services Forum, will take place in front of an audience of IFAs and financial services professionals at Bloomberg&#39s offices in London.

Hare will propose the motion that with-profits remains a good option for the 21st Century investor, with Bradshaw opposing.

For details about attending, contact Marie Armoogum on 020 7943 8040.

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