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Industry tribute to IFA stalwart

The financial services industry is in mourning following the sudden death of former PIA board member and IFA champion Dennis Brown.


Tributes from the industry&#39s highest profile figures have been flooding in since Brown died in his Glasgow home on December 7.


Brown, 66, was the creator of the Scottish Independent Intermediary Association, deputy chairman of Fimbra and a chairman of the PIA small business practitioner panel.


He was also a driving force behind the creation of the National Federation of Independent Financial Advisers in 1987, the forerunner of IFA Association.


Former IFA Association director general Garry Heath says: “I am sure we all share my thoughts when I say that we have lost a real champion of the IFA cause.”


His business partner at Dennis Brown & Associates, Bill Moody says: “He was a larger than life character. We were a family and he was like an uncle to me.


“He was the most honest man to walk on two feet.”


Kangley Financial Planning managing director Geoff Kangley says: “He was a giant of the sector. He wore his IFA heart on his sleeve.”


PIA chief executive David Peffer says: “He was a formidable and colourful character whose views were always respected and we will miss him.”

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