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Conference will discuss future role of advisers

The Institute of Economic Affairs wants to attract senior industry figures

to its Life Assurance 2000 conference, which will include a discussion of

the future role of IFAs.

The event is being held at The Meridien, Piccadilly, London on May 15-16.

It will examine the future of the long-term savings market. The aim is to

provide a forum for active discussion for the main players in the long-term

savings market and life insurance industry.

The first day&#39s programme is being chaired by Money Marketing editor John

Lappin and will feature question and answer sessions with international


Legal & General chief executive David Prosser will be discussing A New

Model for the Financial Services Industry while Lloyds TSB chairman

Sir Brian Pitman will give a banker&#39s view on Growth Through Acquisition.

For more details, email Philip Doyle on pdoyle@iea.


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