Where’s the leader for IFAs?

This week brings news of the appointment of Daniel Godfrey, a man with a proven track record in a crisis, to head up the Investment Management Association. Godfrey established those credentials in the split capital investment trust crisis as the head of what was then AITC, making himself many friends though also one or two enemies among the groups concerned. He trod the difficult line between representing members and registering concern for consumers who were the victims of some pretty extreme recklessness if not worse.

But with fund management facing a host of challenges not least on charges Godfrey does seems to be the right man for this particular season.

Meanwhile Otto Thoresen is increasingly putting his own intelligent stamp on the ABI, which hosted its big annual media dinner last night. Thoresen’s speech demonstrated his firm grasp of the issues including the slow but revolutionary auto-enrolment reforms.

However it all begs one question for another section of the industry. When are IFAs going to get themselves a comparably strong leader to steer them through these troubled times?


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