Less than two days after the resignation of FSA chief executive Hector Sants, advisers have been keen to outline who they think should replace him.
While AIFA director general Chris Cummings has been touted as a suitable candidate, more IFAonline readers have other individuals in mind, perhaps reflecting the disillusionment they feel toward the FSA.
Sir Fred Goodwin - branded ‘Fred the Shred' following a huge public outcry over his apparently mammoth pension - seems to be the frontrunner with 40% of the vote.
Chris Cummings bagged 18% to become readers' second choice, but he faces stiff competition from former Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose well-executed defence at the Iraq Inquiry last week appears to have restored his reputation among IFAs. He secured 15% of the vote.
Readers are also keen on seeing Bernie Madoff in the FSA hot seat, although his 150-year prison sentence may be a stumbling block.
Elsewhere, Sally Dewar, hotly tipped to replace Sants on an interim basis at least, and Sheila Nicoll are both beaten by 7% of the votes given to Adam Applegarth.
Applegarth was the CEO of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne-based Northen Rock, which was one of the first UK victims of the so-called sub-prime mortgage crisis and later became nationalised.
IFAonline poll results: Who should succeed Hector Sants as FSA chief?
Chris Cummings 18%
Sheila Nicoll 2%
Sally Dewar 5%
Bernie Madoff 13%
Sir Fred Goodwin 40%
Adam Applegarth 7%
Tony Blair 15%
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