The Allied Dunbar defectors are targeting those with the thicker wallets. Some of the thickest are behind them. Shirley Skeel.
When he comes through the door - a large, shy smile, underlining gold-rimmed spectacles, the shoulders hunched over a small mountain of paper - you wonder how on earth his competitors can tremble. So this is Mike Wilson, the founder of J Rothschild Assurance, a new life company that began as one man's obstinacy, and in no time was backed by some of the biggest names in finance - Lord Jacob Rothschild, Sir Mark Weinberg, Scottish Amicable and M and G.