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Where is your website in the buying cycle?

7 days ago at 10:54  by Graham Jones
Visitors to your website fall into three broad categories – those who have never heard of your business before, those who know of you but don’t know everything that you sell and those who know ...

PQM – under new management, deserves a second chance

12 days ago at 10:59  by Henry Tapper
News that Adrian Boulding has taken the chair at the Pension Quality Mark and that its new MD is crack Kiwi-saver Justine Tate, roused me to re-engage with a venture I had thought as much use as a ...

Capital, statistics and stories

12 days ago at 10:56  by Diane Coyle, OBE
Two hundred pages into Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century, I’ve found plenty of interest but am not yet bowled over as some reviewers have been. Still, 400 pages to go. I’m not going to live ...

People do what other nearby people do

12 days ago at 10:44  by Graham Jones
Your website probably has all sorts of things on it you want people to click on or do. You might want them to download something, sign up for your newsletter or press a “buy now” button. But how ...

China – is the balance shifting?

12 days ago at 10:42  by John Redwood
When I last wrote about China I said I thought the market was very cheap, but it was not yet time to buy or increase holdings. It was clear that the Chinese authorities were still wanting to put out ...

People aren’t stupid- our products are!

14 days ago at 10:32  by Henry Tapper
I’m taking this comment out of comment so I won’t mention it’s source- it appears on a pensions website and is made by a leading actuary.

No drama

14 days ago at 10:28  by Matt Williams
It being the first of April, identifying a genuinely silly story needs more than the usual care. The Scottish independence stuff - such as Alex Salmond's head on coins, driving on the right and ...

Are some emerging markets on the turn?

14 days ago at 10:24  by John Redwood
It’s been a bad year or so for investment in emerging markets. We have had a low exposure to them, preferring advanced country markets. It would have been better to have had no exposure at all in ...

HMRC campaign on offshore account holders

15 days ago at 11:34  by Cathy Corns
HMRC’s new campaign has been running in the press since late February. The Chancellor said: ‘The UK government is on the side of the hardworking majority of people and companies who pay the tax ...

The pressure is on banks to provide compensation for mis-selling of financial products

15 days ago at 11:30  by Katherine Leppard
A strategic debate to discuss the mis-selling of Interest Rate Hedging Products (IRHPs) was held in London last week (March 20). The debate included discussion of swaps – a product designed to ...
 
 

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John has over 25 years experience in the Financial Services Industry being the only remaining ...

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David is a Partner at Kingston Smith Consulting. He leads the risk management, compliance and ...

Having graduated with Honours in Finance and Economics, Mark has spent his entire career in the ...

Ageing punk with a passion for pensions. Hey that's enough contradictions for ...