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He&#39s an IFA and he&#39s OK

It may seem unlikely but being an IFA has been voted the most popular profession in the US.

A recent article published in the Wall Street Journal cited financial planner as the most favoured profession followed by website manager, computer analyst and actuary.

Of the worst-rated jobs in the US, commercial fisherman came bottom of the table, closely followed by lumberjack and cowboy.

The article says: “Financial planners enjoy low stress, high pay, workplace autonomy and have the nation&#39s best-rated job.”

The results are a far cry from a similar survey carried out in the UK by High Fliers Research earlier this year in which financial management languished in mid-table obscurity.

Advisory & Brokerage Services managing director Gareth Marr says: “The problem in this country is that we have such a stinking reputation. Too much of the industry is associated with one of the US&#39s least popular jobs – the cowboy.”

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