10th DECEMBER 2015 // Renaissance Hotel, BRUSSELS (BE)
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Paul Stanfield Chief Executive at FEIFA / FECIF Secretary General
“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”
This famous quote was a statement made by Mark Twain on hearing that he had been mistakenly announced dead. Although it is apparently a slight misquote, the meaning remains very much in line with what the great writer intended. It also came to my mind the other day when I was once again thinking about so-called “robo-advice” and the potential role and future opportunities for human advisers.
Those who know me well will be aware – probably too often! – of my irritation with the press, and the media in general, that far too often use misleading and sensationalist headlines that are mostly somewhat contrary to the key points in the content that follows - in my humble opinion. But this editorial is not focusing on that personal bête noir – you are no doubt pleased to read! My thoughts here are related to the “writing off” of the advisory sector by some people, its prospective “death” if you like – and my contrary opinion that it has, at least potentially, a very bright future.
A recent survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Swiss Life confirmed that...
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