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Severn up for Smee&#39s TV quiz

IFAs will get a chance to grill the man in charge of the FSA&#39s

polarisation review at a live web broadcast being filmed at the

Channel Four Studios in London.

Global Business Television is broadcasting the second in a series of

webcasts discussing topical industry issues such as polarisation and

the Isa season in a format which allows IFAs to take part in a lively


The highlight of the programme is FSA head of conduct of business

David Severn under the spotlight being interviewed by Aifa director

general Paul Smee.

There will be three panel discussions, on polarisation, fees versus

commission and answering the question of whether or not there will be

an Isa season this year.

The programme will be broadcast live on GBTV&#39s website, from 12 until 2pm on February 15. Archived segments

will be available on the website for three months and a CD-Rom

recording of the broadcast will be sent out to IFAs.

GBTV is inviting between 30 to 40 IFAs to attend the programme at the

studio to take part in the debate. Advisers who cannot attend will be

able to email or phone questions for the panel.

Other industry figures taking part include LIA director of public

affairs John Ellis, Institute of Financial Planning chief executive

Nick Cann, Fidelity head of IFA distrib-ution Stuart Holah and

Scot-tish Equitable director of corporate communications Ken Hogg.

GBTV managing director Dominic Moran says: “We are trying to build a

must-see programme for IFAs.

“It will combine high-quality technology and easy access for IFAs to

produce an interesting and informative two-hour broadcast.”


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