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Were the Tories right to choose John Tiner to take part in their review of regulation?

Yes 50%
No 50%

Yes “As much as I hate the FSA, he has experience with the financial world so he must be reasonable. The alternative is to bring someone in from the Bank of England.”

Robert Beattie, Robert Beattie & Co

No “The people involved in these thinktanks ought to get out there and sit in front of clients and see what it is they want. I don’t think they are in touch with client needs.”

Mike Heaton, Flynn Associates IFA

No It is a terrible idea. He is one of the in crowd that seems to play musical chairs around the top end of business. I don’t think he does understand the technicalities of financial services.”

Mike Higgs, Verulum Investment and Pensions

No I do not believe John Tiner has added any value to the financial services industry. I don’t see him as being suitably qualified for giving advice to anyone.”

Ashley Clark, Roberts Clark Independent Financial Solutions

Yes “He has a huge resource and expertise they can call upon. They could have done so much worse than appoint him.”

Graham Legg, Heritage Financial Services

Yes “I do not see anything wrong with picking someone with his experience.”

Will Beighton, Plan Invest Group

No “If the Conservatives want to sort out red tape, they really ought to ask the people working at the coalface.”

Jim Clancy, Clancy’s Financial Planning

Yes He will have some insight into the issues so I suppose that is why they have picked him. But the review is just a bit of PR to get the Tories in the news for something that is unlikely to make any difference anyway.”

Lawrence Hayward, Moodybrook Financial Services

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