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Wells Street Journal: MM hack bores adviser…in Ibiza!

Ibiza may be known more for neon raves and reckless hedonism than for its financial networking opportunities.

But that failed to deter Tessa Norman, a hack at WSJsister title Money Marketing, from seeking out financial advisers while holidaying with friends on the White Isle last week.

The Wells Street Journal hears that while fraternising with a Welsh rugby team at a poolside bar, she shunned younger members of the group to chat to a middle-aged MM reader about the regulatory issues affecting advisers.

Ignoring the charms of other members of the team – no mean feat given they included a Ken doll lookalike named “Scotty the hotty” – Norman spent a good half-an-hour discussing the intricacies of the RDR and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme with Gary Lewis, managing director of Swansea-based IFA GSL Financial.

Rumours that Norman took a copy of MM to the clubbing mecca as poolside reading remain unconfirmed.

This comes after the WSJ exposed Samuel Dale, a former MM hack, for tweeting about the Mortgage Market Review while he was supposedly travelling the world.

New MM editor Natalie Holt is understood to have raised concerns about her team’s apparent inability to engage with society outside of the financial services industry.

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