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‘I am the only voice that IFAs need,’ says Gale

Sesame has no serious competition in the marketplace and remains the biggest and best distribution group in the UK, according to chief executive Patrick Gale.

He claims Sesame is the biggest distribution group with 7,000 registered individuals and writes the most business.

“I do not see we have many competitors at all. The new players are not a threat. We do the most work for the market as we are the biggest group of distribution and we offer more choice. I am not concerned about anyone else,” says Gale.

He says he is best positioned to be the IFA’s industry voice because his focus on professionalism is unprecedented and his presence on industry groups, such as the Chartered Insurance Institute’s faculty of life and pensions and the Retail Financial Services Group’s panel, is all that advisers need to have their voice heard.

Gale says: “I am the only IFA voice on the panel. There is no need for other representation because I am invited to be on the panels because of my passion for professionalism.”

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