Meet the Adviser Champions: Openwork's Philip Martin

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Aware he is putting on his 'judgemental hat', Philip Martin suggests too many financial advisers - who he notes, as a sector, have an average age of 54 - are taking too long to embrace technological change.

The Openwork marketing and propositions director is the latest industry figure invited onto Professional Adviser's new Adviser Champions series, following our interviews with the PFS's Keith Richards and the CISI's Campbell Edgar. Martin goes on to argue encouraging young talent into the financial services sector is a time-intensive and costly business and, as such, banks can end up being the natural breeding ground for new, young advisers. "The choice of being a financial adviser is poorly understood in the community at large," he also notes. "There is an awful lot trade bodies an...

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