I am a former client and took out an investment with deVere – a Generali Vision 20-year life insurance policy – having naively believed the information provided by the "independent financial adviser".He said exactly what I needed to hear to sign up. But I discovered afterwards that I had been misled.
Misled about the nature of the investment (entirely unsuited to my needs), misled about deVere being an "independent financial advisory company" (not a sales organisation), misled about them searching the "whole market" (not a small group of expensive products) and misled about the supposed IFA's financial qualifications (he was a salesman with a flexible attitude to the truth). They do what they do very well, but it's not independent financial advice and it's not honest salesmanship…
Stay well away from these parasites, my experience of devere isn't good.
They have been thrown out of many countries for misbehaving, this seems to be a very common theme.