Editor's View: The SJP hate train is currently delayed

The editor's Friday Night Takeaway from 17 November

Hope Coumbe
clock • 1 min read

There truly is nothing more divisive in the industry than the company that employs the majority of it…St James’s Place (SJP).

Our top story this week is a more unusual one for us - a piece written by SJP planner Elaine Mills about her experience with what she coins the "barrage of vitriolic hate" against the firm and its advisers she says continuously plays out online. She is inarguably and objectively correct about the constant fire. Whether that is warranted we leave up to you to decide, though it is fascinating to finally get a voice from the inside speak freely about the effects on SJP staff. Elsewhere, NextWealth statistics this week revealed the 1:94 adviser/client ratio is set to widen over the next five...

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