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Money Marketing maintained its fine sporting tradition at an industry event last week, teaming up with Skandia’s Billy MacKay and Alex Jones to end up victorious in a table football match.

In a scrappy 10-minute affair, the match finished 1-0, with MM scoring the vital goal, stabbing it skilfully into the bottom corner just seconds before the Grosvenor Hotel staff called time.

Fidelity PR manager Sam Slator is now Sam Kubunavanua after marrying a Fijian army officer recently.

Sam will be keeping her maiden name at work, avoiding an additional 70 hours a week on the phone having to spell it. Congratulations to the happy couple who are pictured above.


On the starting grid

In my last few articles, I have examined features of the major asset classes and predicted how they might perform in the future. I have paid particular attention to the volatility of the individual asset classes and their combined behaviour, noting the extent of their correlated performance.

ABI vows it will meet deadline for NPSS alternative

The ABI has scuppered rumours that it is pulling out of pensions minister Stephen Timms’ challenge to propose an industry alternative to the national pension savings scheme. Timms challenged the industry to put forward a viable alternative to the 0.3 per cent management fee scheme proposed by the Pensions Commission but ABI members agree that […]

Claim council hit by threats and break-in

The watchdog policing claim- chasers has come under siege with a string of reprisal attacks and death threats. The Claims Standards Council, which has vowed to rid the scandal-hit sector of abuses ahead of regulation this year, says its staff have suffered physical and verbal abuse, including death threats, and its headquarters have been burgled. […]


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