Response to Head to Head in last week’s Money Marketing headlined, Who should represent the true independents?
It is very easy to sit and criticise Aifa for what it has not done, yet forget some of the benefits it has brought all adviser firms, irrespective of whether or not they are members. Governments and regulators listen when industries talk with one voice.
If they hear too many views, they simply dismiss them all and get on with their own agenda. There is no point having further trade bodies, it will dilute the effectiveness of what we already have. I urge all advisers to engage with Aifa to understand what it does and to put their hand in their pocket and join.