Laura Miller asked advisers what they think of the body that is supposed to represent them, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA), 15 years on from its inception. The responses varied widely...
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After years shouting from the sidelines, industry veteran Alan Lakey tried to shake up the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) from the inside. On the body's 15 year anniversary, he details his struggle...
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