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IMA warns on &#39woolly&#39 definition of status

The Investment Management Association director of training and education Victoria Nye has branded the FSA&#39s definition of advice and adviser status as “woolly”.

The IMA is calling for a clearer explanation of exactly how the FSA defines an “adviser” and wants to see it narrow down exactly what constitutes fully fledged adviser status.

It wants a clear differentiation between advisers, financial planners and information providers in FSA consultation papers. It is calling for a more coherent strategy for adviser qualifications to clarify this distinction.

Speaking at the MM Top 100 summit, Nye said: “The definition of advice has become woolly. We need to look at what the customer takes being an adviser to mean and act on this.”


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