Phil Oxenham, marketing manager for Skandia International, the offshore business of Old Mutual Wealth Management, said based on returns alone, most investment decisions would have paid off during the first half of 2012.
The backlash, dubbed the "shareholder spring", has cost the jobs of executives such as Aviva boss Andrew Moss, and Sly Bailey, head of newspaper group Trinity Mirror.
In the Soviet era, children were recruited to inform on their parents. While we support HMRC in its reasonable efforts to manage the tax system, recruiting children in to a Stasi-style venture might, we suggest, be going a little too far.
Peter Sands, the chief executive of Standard Chartered and until last week the High Priest of banking virtue, must be wondering what he's done in a previous life to deserve the attentions of Benjamin Lawsky.
In this Perspective Ruth Lea, Economic Adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group, discusses, firstly, the Bank of England’s latest, gloomy, downgrades to their GDP forecasts and, secondly, trends in Britain’s trade figures.