Ben describes himself as an adviser and researcher. Ben is close to finishing his PhD with research focusing on improving how we can provide financial advice, whether it is from technology, analysing the Statement of Advice or the impact of gender and education on misconduct. Ben's energy is infectious. This episode, we uncover why someone would be driven to combine research while still owning a business as well as what kind of change he is trying to create within the profession he works in. 

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