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CITY VIEWS: DO YOU USE INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISERS OR DO YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR OWN FINANCES?

<strong>DAVID ATCHESON </strong> GLOBAL TRADING<br />&ldquo;The problem is that people have lost trust in IFAs. They&rsquo;ve made irresponsible investments where they shouldn&rsquo;t have. Both companies and individuals have lost out because of bad decisions, and people now don&rsquo;t know who to trust.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>JEREMY DAVIES </strong>WILLIAM MARTIN ENERGY<br />&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t use a financial adviser. I think there are adequate resources to make financial decisions yourself. I like to do my own research. IFA&rsquo;s take high risks, which is why investors end up in trouble.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>ANDREW MCINTOSH </strong>BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON<br />&ldquo;I have used financial advisers in the past, but they&rsquo;ve made bad investments. I don&rsquo;t need to use one right now, but would go to an IFA again. I would do a lot of independent research as well, though, and would not entirely rely on them.&rdquo;