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Is there room for new entrants into the retail fund management market?

“No, I think it is very crowded. In the UK, we have so much choice in terms of fund managers and types of funds already.”

Ian Shipway, Lauren Charles Financial Management

“Yes. There is always room in the market if they are bringing in quality funds. The more there is in the market, the less dross there is about.”

Neal Greenslade, Taxbreaks

“It depends on whether they are innovative and have something unique that separates them from the rest of the market. Any IFA has to be open to new ideas. But if they are just launching traditional funds, I would question it.”

Richard Stott,Tax Invest

“No. We are over capacity at the moment anyway and some fund managers must be struggling for business.”

Sean McCabe, Sean McCabe IFAs

“No, I think there is plenty of choice as it is.”

Nick Payne, Cobalt Financial Management

&#39Yes, because the existing providers tend to operate in a a herd-like manner.”

Philip Marsden, Fortune Financial Services

“Yes. I don&#39t see why not as long as they have the right people managing their funds.”

Robert Rackliffe, Jackson Batten Financial Group.

“Yes. Investors are looking to put their money across a range of specialist fund managers instead of in one big investment house.”

Nick Dewhirst, Professional Investment Tools

yes 50%

No 38%

Unsure 12%

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