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Double standards

I think the normal way to start some letters is: “I read with interest.” Well, in this case, I shall start: I read with astonished incredulity John Ellis’s article in Money Marketing referring to the PFS/CII code of ethics which encompasses such things as integrity, professionalism, competence, skill, care, diligence and objectivity.

Were any of these qualities mentioned by John Ellis employed when the PFS/CII decided to style at least one of their qualifi-cations, CFP? It is the sort of double standards which prompted me to leave the PFS last year.

Nothing has made me regret that decision.

David Barnett


DPB Independent Financial Advisers,




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