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“No. Because I am going to leave that to Aifa,of which I am a member.”

Dhiraj Shah, Glebe Portman & Co

“No. I have just done the Cemap exam and it just seems there is one thing after another. I don&#39t think anything I do will make any difference to what they decide.”

Marcus Orpen, Mountbatten Financial

“No. We have enough regulation as it is.”

Richard Mountain, Richard Mountain Financial Planning & Investment Services

“No I would not pay a fee to join, charges are becoming prohibitive as it is. I think the whole exam reform seems to be a bit of a cash cow. They need to modularise the basic FPC certificate.”

Eric Froude, Acuma Asset Management

“No I would not be prepared to pay a fee. It sounds like this council should be paying me for my involvement. I support high standards of education through my firm anyway.”

Kenneth Abram, The Abram Partnership

“No, I would not be keen on paying £250 to take part in something which I could do by writing a letter to the FSA for nothing.”

Ian Lees, Ian Lees & Co Asset Management

“No, I do understand there are ongoing changes in the industry and it would be nice to be able to influ-ence them in some small way but I don&#39t know where I would find the time.”

Rod McKeag, Rod McKeag & Associates

“No. We all have our areas of strength, I would be happy to leave this one up to others to sort out.”

Douglas Skene,Robert Langley Financial Management

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