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We&#39ve got your slumber

There was not much sleeping done by any-one at the recent Senate Conference in Monte Carlo so when Isis fund manager Richard Philbin found himself waiting for transport to Nice Airport, he decided to catch 40 winks at the bus stop.

Within seconds, Richard, “famous” after his appearance in the Isis ad campaign, was happily sprawled out on the street asleep.

It must have been a gripping dream since Richard slept through the arrival of the bus, the other delegates boarding and several shouts of his name. It was only after a hefty kick that he was roused. ThISISreality.


FSA chairman hits out at law suits

FSA chairman Callum McCarthy has spoken out against the increasing number of law suits brought against the regulator. Speaking at a Mansion House dinner for City leaders McCarthy warned that the growing number of legal challenges against the FSA threatened to add costs and delay decisions for consumers.

Singer & Friedlander Investment Management – Singer & Friedlander Aim 3 VCT C shares

Type: Venture capital trust Aim: Income and growth by investing initially in gilts and other fixed-interest securities, then mainly in Aim companies Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000 Closing date: March 31, 2005 for 2004/2005 tax year, April 29, 2004 for 2005/2006 tax year Charges: Initial 5%, annual up to 3% Commission: Initial 2.25%,renewal 0.375% Tel: […]

LIA presidents split on merger

A split has opened up between former LIA presidents following crisis talks over the planned merger with Sofa. The LIA&#39s 1994 president Andy Bedford has already posted back a yes vote for the merger but 1988 president Len Warwick remains staunchly opposed. The disgruntled former president has broken his silence on the merger and voiced […]

Millfield pays 500% rise in £2m bill

IFA firms Millfield and Inter-Alliance have paid more than £2m to the FSA this year, including £840,000 to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Millfield chief executive Paul Tebbutt has revealed that the firms were faced with a 500 per cent increase in their FSCS levy. Of the £840,000 that the group handed over to the […]


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