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Ducking the issue?

Money Marketing readers who are directly authorised may recently have

received a circular promoting a new CD training programme published by the

FSA.

The title of this CD is Compliance Essentials for Financial Advisers.

Therefore, one might consider it prudent to ensure that you place your

order for a total of £44.65 per disk without delay.

What would it say to the regulator if you did not ask for one? I have

three questions:

1: Considering how much we pay for the honour of being regulated, why

isn&#39t it free?

2: Isn&#39t this a monopoly position? If so, why isn&#39t the Monopolies Board

having a look at this?

3: Why do I feel like one of those little plastic ducks at a fairground?

Harry Katz

Norwest Consultants,

Edgware,

Middlesex

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