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3D - More or less? Peter Barnett demonstrates that knowledge is power

by Peter Barnett 12/04/11 Category: Comment

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Peter Barnett demonstrates that knowledge is power – if used in the right way Recently I watched some of the Masters Golf on TV through 3D and in High Definition and it struck me that while we are getting a sharper clearer view of sporting events, it is often of less and less substance. However looking through rose coloured glasses is not exclusively confined to TV watchers.  We in financial services may be taking a very one eyed rosy view of our target market if we treat them as a homogeneous group with similar needs, aims and aspirations. This Coalition…
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‘New Deal’ or ‘No Deal’

by Peter Barnett 12/10/10 Comment

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Our latest blog is from Peter Barnett So Labour has a new leader in ‘Red Ed’ Miliband and the top item in his bulging in-tray is how to respond to the £83 Bn worth of cuts to be outlined in next week’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). A key part of the Coalition Government’s plan to reduce the structural deficit, will be the abolition of many of the Quangos set up by previous Administrations. A recent leak of the list of potential Quangos to be cut shows that up to 177 could go and dozens more are under review, or due…
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Peter Barnet keeps it simple…

by Peter Barnett 19/06/10 Comment

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KISS fans will be ahead of me with the song’s opening lines of ‘I caught the tail of a hurricane and I’ve never been the same’. Protection can’t expect to remain isolated from the economic storms and it’s not just obvious pressures that will shape the market, like getting a share of the shrinking consumer disposable pound and pressure on margins, but also structural issues like capital requirements and the regulatory environment. According to the OBR, the UK 2010-11 borrowing figure is £155bn with the overall public sector net debt expected to rise to £1,376bn by 2014-15. In the emergency…
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