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Welcome to Professional Adviser Debates

Professional Adviser Debates is an interactive 'Oxford-style debate' forum inviting readers to take a view on a divisive topic. Expert proposers and opposers will debate key subjects, and readers can comment, vote, share or simply read and enjoy.

Readers are invited to take part in two ways:

  • Join the debate at any stage by commenting on what you have read, or share your own, alternative view.
  • Vote for the expert you found most convincing. You can change your vote at any time during the debate's three stages: opening statements; rebuttals; and closing remarks.

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Recent debates


Active and passive investing - cost versus value?

Does an obsession with cost at the expense of value risk obscuring the benefits that active management can offer investors?

02 May 2016 - 06 May 2016


Percentage-of-assets charging model is 'relic of bygone era'

Does a percentage-of-assets adviser fee model encourage contingent charging? Do fixed fees represent the ‘modern, professional way’ to charge?...

27 April 2015 - 01 May 2015


UFPLS vs income drawdown: What will clients choose?

From April 2015 retirees will have unprecedented flexibility in how they take their retirement income. Income drawdown and uncrystallised funds...

15 December 2014 - 19 December 2014


Can we expect the public to make informed decisions about their retirement income?

The recent Budget has given retirees unprecedented freedom over their retirement income. However, do they know enough to make informed decisions?

07 July 2014 - 11 July 2014