The secret lives of financial planners

From opera singing to acting, desert-running to war-gaming, it turns out Britain's financial planners and paraplanners are embroiled in a world of passions and past-times – and few of us even knew...until now.

"Why I...." is a series of stories about the surprising and wonderful ways in which financial advisers spend their free time.
What unifies these professionals is that their time is precious and we ask some of the best-known in the industry how they make the most of it. What factors drive them to give irreplaceable hours to a particular pursuit, week in, week out – sometimes for years on end? And how do these interests teach them to be better advisers to their clients?

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