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Win a dream trip Down Under

To celebrate the World Cup success of England&#39s rugby heroes, Aegon UK and Money Marketing have teamed up to offer IFAs the chance to win two return flights to Sydney the scene of England&#39s triumph, with flexibility to stop over for up to four weeks.

To enter, all you need to do is answer the following question:

In which country will England defend their title in 2007?

Answers should be sent either by email to or by post to Kevin Brown, Group Communications, Aegon House, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh EH12 9XX, to arrive by Friday December 19, 2003.

Terms and Conditions

1. The competition is open to all readers of Money Marketing resident in the UK except employees of Centaur and Aegon UK.

2. No more than one entry per person. No proof of purchase required. The closing date is December 19, 2003.

3. Entries should be sent by email to or by post to Kevin Brown, Group Communications, Aegon House, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh EH12 9XX.

4. The winner will be the first entry drawn from all correct answers. No cash equivalent available.

5. Responsibility will not be accepted for entries lost, delayed, mislaid or damaged when sent.

6. Proof of faxing/posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery. Entries that are altered, illegible or not in accordance with the rules of entry will be disqualified.

7. The judges&#39 decision is final.

8. Winner will be notified by Friday January 9, 2004 and details published in Money Marketing thereafter. Entrants may in the future receive marketing information from Aegon UK companies.

9. Entry to this competition is deemed to be acceptance of these rules.


CML urges Government to intervene positively in housing market

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FSA probe into illegal trading

The FSA is reported to be focusing its investigation into illegal trading on the top 20 fund managers with significant investments abroad. The regulator&#39s probe into abuses of market timing and late trading follows a similar investigation by authorities in the US headed by New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer which found the practices to […]

Wesleyan bond doubles up

Wesleyan&#39s capital & income bond issue is a combination of a guaranteed equity bond with a high-interest account which gives investors a choice of a five or seven year term. Up to 50 per cent can go into the high-interest account, while the remainder goes into the guaranteed equity bnnd. The guaranteed equity bond element, […]

UBS Global Asset Management – UBS Global Emerging Markets Fund

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White paper — recording sickness absence

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.


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