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IFAs must remember difference between due diligence & research

As the FCA’s suitability work continues, Chris Jones reminds advisers of their obligations to inform themselves and make informed recommendations You will often hear about the need to undertake research and due diligence on the products and services you recommend to clients, but what does that mean in practice? Specifically, is undertaking research the same

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Pre packaged due diligence – Nirvana or sword of Damocles?

The ways to reduce the burden of due diligence are often crystal clear – provide a pre-packaged set of data that covers all the main points raised about due diligence. Or, even better, build an industry standard one! Of course, life isn’t that simple. Advisers want their own questionnaires for reasons discussed in my previous

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