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Securities And Investment Institute And Wardour Communications To Re-launch Magazine

Wardour Communications, business to business magazine publisher, will re launch financial magazine Securities & Investment Review in September 2005, when the magazine will revert to being a monthly publication (10 times a year) in order to keep its 16,500 nationwide

Wardour Communications, business-to-business magazine publisher, will re-launch financial magazine Securities & Investment Review in September 2005, when the magazine will revert to being a monthly publication (10 times a year) in order to keep its 16,500 nationwide members informed on a more regular and topical basis.

At the same time the editorial panel, who decides content for the magazine, is being revitalized; ten new members drawn from a diverse range of financial services industry backgrounds will join. It is hoped that their contributions will make the magazine even more influential and cutting-edge.

Financial Times Investment Editor Philip Coggan will also provide a monthly column, and the magazine will undergo a complete redesign.

The magazine also hope to draw more advertising opportunities, particularly for recruitment agencies now that the magazine will become monthly, as well as develop a website version and website recruitment advertising.

Simon Culhane, Chief Executive of the Securities & Investment Institute said, "Regular members surveys have confirmed the value of the magazine as an important membership benefit. It was with this in mind that we decided to take the magazine's evolutionary process one step further and we are delighted to have the professional and creative team skills which Wardour will bring."

"We're excited to have come up with a set of solutions that work for the SII," said Martin MacConnol, chief executive of Wardour Communications. "The S&IR is an excellent communications tool and we can see ways to make it a stronger and more engaging read that really supports the membership."