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“Yes. For what he has not done for the industry, it is too much.”

Leslie Shields, Shields Investment and Financial Consultants

“No. To get any kind of decent chairman, there needs to be a reasonable remuneration package. In today&#39s market, paying peanuts might get us an even bigger monkey.”

Andrew Swallow, Swallow Financial Planning

“Yes. Nobody is worth that much money for that job.”

Kieran Platt, Insurance & Investment Solutions

“Yes, I do not think he deserves it for what he does.”

Eric Gall, Goring-By-Sea Independent Financial Advisers

“No, I think it is a jolly difficult job, really. A lot of the IFAs he is regulating are earning that, so why shouldn&#39t he?”

Roger Higgins, Roger Higgins & Partners

“No, I do not think he does. I think he is trying to steer a very large ship and as long as he is prepared to take full responsibility for the direction of that ship,I think he should be rewarded appropriately.”

Christopher Hill, Christopher Hill Associates

“No. I am not crawling but in view of his responsib-ilities and other salaries in the City, it is not excessive.”

Iain Skilling,Latimer Skilling

Yes. “The cost of regul-ation is too high and ultimately the costs are paid by the client.”

Arthur Neighbour, Larking Gowen

“No. He earns every penny. Who else would want that job?”

Stephen Latham, Latham Independent Finance

No 56%

Yes 44%

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