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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%


Crawford to join IBM

Former Cap Gemini Ernst & Young head of insurance Shaun Crawford has now joined IBM to head its insurance division. He will be director of insurance services and will be focusing on the development of IBM&#39s life and pensions packages. Crawford has been an influential commentator on the IFA market while at Cap Gemini and […]

Royal & SunAlliance Eurolife – Swiss Franc Managed Fund

Wednesday, 3 July 2002 Type: Unit-linked bond Aim: Growth by investing in Bank von Ernst Swiss Franc managed fund and international equities Minimum investment: Lump sum Swiss franc 45,000, euro 30,000 Place of registration: Dublin Investment split: Bank von Ernst Swiss Franc managed fund 67%, international equities 33% Isa link: No Charges: Initial 0.3-0.6%, annual […]

Tory leader blames price cap for lack of advice

Pension providers are losing money on every stakeholder scheme they sell, said Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith in a hard-hitting speech attacking the Government&#39s flagship pension last week.Entering the pension fray for the first time, Duncan Smith said savers are not getting the advice they need when they buy a pension, blaming stakeholder&#39s price cap.He […]

Assureweb redesigns website

IFA e-trading portal Assureweb is launching a completely redesigned website. The new site has a simpler design that incorporates its new logo and should work faster and be easier to use. IFAs are now a maximum of three clicks away from any part of the site and can personalise the service by setting up quick […]


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