Higginson: Sort out industry representation...or else


Sesame Bankhall Group chief executive George Higginson has warned the advisory community it risks having further unwanted reforms thrust upon it if it does not better represent itself.

He was speaking during a panel session at the Sesame Symposium in London today when he was asked about why providers, not advisers, tended to dominate industry debates and events. Higginson said he thought the advice industry was poor at representing itself. He said the advisory community needed to "come together" if it wanted to stem the flow of unwanted regulation. "Some nutter down the road will come up with ideas we don't like" if it doesn't unite, he said. "One of the problems we have in our industry is we don't have a joined-up body," he added. "We have the ABI that repres...

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