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Don&#39t let name row spoil merger plans

I voted last week on the name of the new LIA and Sofa “institute” and noted that 85 per cent of advisers disagree with the new title.

Would it be possible for Money Marketing to ask for a vote on a preferred name?

It seems that everyone is against the new name but there are no other options put forward. Here are a few ideas:

•Financial Advisers Society

•Society of Financial Advisers

•Personal Financial Society

•Institute of Financial Advisers

By the way, I do strongly believe the merger is correct in principle and want to see it go ahead.

It would be disastrous if it failed because we could not agree on a name.

Duncan Hannay Robertson

Taylor Vinters,

by email

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