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Do you think that Chris Cummings is taking Aifa in the right direction?

Yes 87.5%

No 12.5%

Yes

“I have not been unhappy with the way that Chris Cummings has been running Aifa and I think Robert Reid’s decision will come as a big surprise to a lot of IFAs. I think Chris has raised the association’s profile as well as dealing with the media in a very positive manner.”

John Burnard, New Life Financial Planning

Yes

“They seem switched on with what is going on in the markets these days and they are always ready to stand up to the FSA if they need to.”

Jeremy Ford, Warwick Butchart Associates Ltd

Yes

“The problem is not Aifa but such trade bodies can do little against the huge sea of regulation that is destroying adviser businesses.”

Richard Daniec, Northside Financial

Yes

“I am a member and happy enough at the moment.”

Graham Firth, MGP

Yes

“Chris Cummings seems to do a reasonable job, from what I can see.”

Alan Goffin, Alan Goffin Independent Financial Management

Yes

“He seems to be working. Aifa seems to be receiving a lot more publicity in the nationals than ever before so he must be doing something right.”

Edwin Kelly, Edwin Kelly & Co

Yes

“I am satisfied. I also think that Reid should have kept the debate within the organisation.”

David Jones, ABL Financial Services

No

“They are not fighting our corner and seem to be scared of the FSA. We are all scared of the FSA but they should be the ones making a stand. Ultimately, they do not seem to have any teeth and should stop kowtowing to the regulator.”

Patricia Hutchinson, PJ Hutchinson & Associates

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