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A small question

Having just caught up with my backlog of issues of Money Marketing, something worries me. Aifa’s taskforce seems to have a membership with a preponderance of network bosses and similar.

Where are the smaller IFAs? Les Shields seems to be the only one. I am sure that all these fine people will do their best but many of them are subsidiaries or part-owned by providers which may create conflicts of interest.

Nor is there a straight correlation between the commercial needs of a network and the needs of its members. Witness the enthusiasm shown for multi-ties by many networks last year which was not shared by their membership.

Surely Les needs some help? Come on Aifa, you must still have a few smaller IFAs who would like to volunteer.

Garry Heath
Managing director
Life Change, High Wycombe

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