The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) is inviting industry players to air their views on the implications for professional standards emanating from the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
Earlier this month, the FSSC hosted an RDR Forum in London and now hopes to roll-out a series of focus group discussions across the UK in August and September.
The FSSC hopes to obtain industry views and build consensus on the many standards issues in the RDR interim report.
Launching the focus groups, Sam Rees-Adams, director of education at the FSSC, comments: “This is about future-proofing the industry, and we'll be looking at job roles and the future shape and content of appropriate examinations.
“If you represent an independent or institutional firm, a bank, building societies, product providers or relevant trade body, and have views about what ‘professionalism' should look like, we'd strongly encourage you to come along.”
The first group will meet in London on 21 August, before moving to Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Southampton, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh.
Firms interested in attending their local event can contact Diane McGrattan on 0845 618 2369 for more details and to register.
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