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Shameless selfie-promotion on a night of top awards

It’s been my privilege and great pleasure once again to chair the judging for the Headlinemoney media awards. The 2014 awards ceremony took place in London last week; a suitably glitzy affair which The Telegraph described this year as ‘the most significant awards night in personal finance journalism’. You can read about all the winners here,…

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Retail is detail – but not in financial services

I had the pleasure of chairing a roundtable meeting recently which brought together various financial journalists with experts from NFU Mutual, the well-known provider of pensions, investments and insurance. The discussion centred around the Retail Distribution Review, that seismic regulatory initiative which became part of the UK’s financial planning landscape at the beginning of 2013.…

Confessions of a PR manager

The annual Headlinemoney awards poll to find the UK’s best financial public relations executives is due to go live tomorrow. So I thought I’d share a mildly uplifting experience which happened earlier this week. Namely, I received an apology from the PR manager of a major financial institution. It’s not the first one I’ve ever…