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“Yes, I think if groups of IFAs joining together like this gives advisers more strength to take on the FSA then it is a good thing. At the minute, I get the feeling that most IFAs are going to have to join really large groups or stay as small niche businesses.”

Wesley Haslett,Andrews Insurance Life & Pensions

“No, I don&#39t think it will have an impact. Falling turnover has driven the merger and they may take more market share but this is a cost-cutting exercise and will not affect the market as a whole.”

John Finalyson,Archtrust Financial Services

“I do not think anything Inter-Alliance does is good or bad for the industry. It will not make much of a difference.”

Richard Maycock,Ridings Financial Planning

“No. I think the idea of a massive firm goes against the idea of many IFAs&#39 individuality.”

Graham Grant,Graham Grant IFA

“I think it will be good for the listed IFA sector but not necessarily for the sector as a whole. The listed IFA sector is still very small and still building its foundations.”

Richard Adderley,RC Adderley

“No it isn&#39t. As a small company, how the socalled bigger companies work together does not really affect us.”

Aidan Burke,Michael J Burke Financial Services

“No. I think the merged company would be too big, which would be an issue for some people.”

Alistair Yates,Alistair Yates Financial

YES: 25%

NO: 50%

MAYBE: 25%

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