Meet the Adviser Champions: Chase de Vere's Patrick Connolly

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Independent financial advisers are like the Spartans from the film 300, suggests Patrick Connolly, as he paints a picture of the profession being attacked from all sides by different competitors.

The Chase de Vere certified financial planner and head of communications believes large restricted advice firms, product providers that offer direct-to-consumer propositions, and regulatory costs are all posing different threats to IFAs. Connolly is the latest Adviser Champion to appear in Professional Adviser's new series of videos, which has most recently featured Embark Group's Phil Smith, Yellowtail's Dennis Hall and Nucleus's David Ferguson. He goes on to concede the Spartans are not a perfect analogy for advisers, however - but unfortunately because the former are "very much a t...

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