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“I am sure it will in due course but it is quite a body blow at the moment.”Colin Studd, Chartway Financial Management

“Yes. These shocks tend to smooth out over time. It will be a blow for these particular funds, as IFAs may eschew them for a while, but history shows that performance is not just dependent on the fund manager. It does have good teams around, which should help smooth it out, and ABN is a strong organisation.” Arthur Childs, Arthur Childs Financial Services

Yes, I think it will. It has been fairly reputable over the last five years and I can see it continuing to be a market leader.” Graham Dyckes, Global Financial

“It is sad they are leaving but, hopefully, it will be able to find suitable replacements.” William Garrard, Blue Shield Investment Services

“No, it is a massive scale down on its retail equity arm. It looks like bad news for ABN Amro.” Kalp Shah, Bond & Stein

“I do not see any reason why it should not. There should be sufficient quality within ABN for it to continue to provide a good service.”

Simon Larkin,Park Caledonia Associates

“Yes, if it wants to. It is a severe setback but ABN Amro has the cash to go out and buy an up-and-coming, glamorous fund management team and a year to do so. This would create new excitement and reverse the current gloom.”Martyn Page,Misys IFA Services

yes 86%

no 14%

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