June, 2012

Saying sorry

Last month’s Jubilee celebrations gave Britain the opportunity to examine our history and reinforce what it means to be British. In those patriotic few days, the nation seemed happy to embrace national stereotypes such as pointlessly queuing, queuing in the rain, watching Cliff Richard singing in the rain, and of course, having a picnic in […]

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The dangers of sharing a name with a bad dog

In 1991 the UK’s Parliament passed The Dangerous Dogs Act (“DDA”) in response to a sudden increase in the number of serious dog attacks reported by the UK media. Nowadays, it is often cited as the prime example of a rushed piece of legislation introduced as an overreaction to transient public mood. Such a phenomenon […]

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The Retail Distribution Review – does anyone in civy street care?

In most industries the use of acronyms is commonplace. To an insider they mean what they stand for and to outsiders they are impenetrable. Financial services is no different, so along with APR, AMC, FUM and FOHF there is one acronym that is the focus of much attention. Step forward the RDR (the Retail Distribution […]

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Here is the news

Good evening, and here is the news. The 10 O’Clock News these days is dramatically different to the 10 O’Clock News of 12 years ago (not least because it was actually the 9 O’Clock News until 16 October 2000). ITV’s news programme, the News at Ten, was sometimes shown at different times including 11pm for […]

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University of Westminster welcomes His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama talks to students about the ‘Values of democracy and Tibet’  His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, today visited the Old Cinema at the University of Westminster’s Regent Street campus to present a lecture to students on the ‘Values of democracy and Tibet’.  This is the first time that he has visited the University, which […]

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Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley launches new defensive strategies offering returns in negative markets

London, 14 June 2012 – Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) today announces the launch of two new defensive investments; the Morgan Stanley FTSE™ Defensive Bonus Plan 3 and the Morgan Stanley FTSE™ Defensive Digital Growth Plan 7.  The plans have been launched at this time to provide investors with the potential for returns in flat or moderately […]

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HM The Queen and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Nottingham to celebrate Fields in Trust’s Diamond Jubilee legacy programme

HM The Queen and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Vernon Park, a newly protected Queen Elizabeth II Field, in Nottingham today as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour. HM The Queen unveiled a plaque at Vernon Park following a speech by The Duke of Cambridge dedicating The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge […]

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HedgeOp strengthens US offices with four new hires

Firm appoints leading European regulatory consultant HedgeOp Compliance, LLC (HedgeOp), an IMS Group company (IMS),  the leading provider of specialized compliance consulting services and  software for investment advisers in the US, is strengthening its New York office with the appointment of Derek McGibney who is relocating from IMS’ UK office. Derek is a leading consultant […]

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‘Mole Man’ house goes up for auction

-       Notorious house in Hackney to be sold in July –       Planning permission given for two three-storey houses with basements The notorious ‘Mole Man’ house in Hackney in London’s East End is to go up for auction in July in London with a guide price of £750,000, Move with Us, the property managers handling the […]

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Future talent – Breeding British Zuckerbergs

Working in PR can be a very satisfying job but no more so than last week when I took a call from a very well-known fashion magazine who wanted to interview a young designer. While other students taking part in the graduate fashion show had received media interest already, it was a conscious decision on […]

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