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Beware the razzmatazz

Having attended numerous seminars, etc, over the past six months – there has been a lot of mention of how the wealth of our industry is mainly embed-ded with the life offices/fund management houses, etc. – I am very concerned at the way the institutions bombard IFAs with their investment views which seem to be mainly – buy now while stocks last.

I have no patience with IFAs that advised clients to invest in technology Isas coming up to April 5. I am a sole trader but could see the bubble had reached its maximum point of elasticity. None of my clients was advised to invest. I thought it would be interesting to look back at January-April articles in Money Marketing. Most managers provided ads that were full of the above. The best was Aberdeen Asset Managers&#39 Ben Rogoff.

Aberdeen – sorry to pick on you – but yours was the corker among corkers. My advice to fellow IFAs – look for views without the razzmatazz.

Brian Rooney

Financial Solutions 2000

Bracknell, Berks

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