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School’s out for IFA

I was disturbed to read Professional Brief (June 21) and the criticism of IFAs by Filip Slipazcek.

The sheer pressure and daily grind of trying to make a living while at the same time complying with an ever broadening legislative requirement, to say nothing of keeping up to date with the professional press and constant product and fund changes, is virtually a superhuman task on its own.

A 16-year-old girl who is presumably supported by her parents, spending her time in school and taking one additional GCSE/A level is in a very different category to hard working, honest IFAs who are trying to make a living in this industry.

While Mr Slipazcek is commendable to mentor a 16-year-old, that should not be at the expense and high-level criticism of his colleagues.

David Kass
Vintage Financial
London N3

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