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Dampier tops Presswatch table

A round-up of financial services national media coverage last year has seen Mark Dampier emerge as the most quoted IFA and his firm, Hargreaves Lansdown, as the top IFA company.

The analysis, carried out by Presswatch Financial Products, is based on a monthly measurement of press mentions.

Dampier was most frequently quoted pundit,knocking Bestinvest&#39s Jason Hollands from the top spot he held in 2000.

PWFP says Dampier&#39s “broad expertise of financial products, markets and economics coupled with his ability to translate complex economic issues into plain English meant that he was called upon to explain the implications of several issues that hit the headlines in 2001”.

In second place was Chase de Vere&#39s Anna Bowes, who topped the monthly polls in May, June and July and, according to PWFP, is “not afraid to offer a forthright opinion”.

In joint third place were Torquil Clark&#39s Tom McPhail, who commented on a range of pension issues, and Hollands.

Hargreaves Lansdown, Chase de Vere and Torquil Clark were the top three in the table of IFA companies with most mentions.

PWFP sales director Tim Crane says: “Mark Dampier has replaced Jason Hollands as the UK&#39s most quoted IFA in 2001. Anna Bowes of Chase de Vere was hot on his heels and provided refreshing and knowledgeable insight into all matters of personal finance.

“The IFA community is becoming increasingly competitive and 2002 pro-mises to be a hard fought affair on the pages of Presswatch.”

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