The Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) has voted in three members to the board.
Jeremy Deedes CFP, a financial planner with Planning for Life Ltd in York was re-elected, while Brian Sweeney CFP and Bruce Wilson FIFP CFP, managing director of planning firm Helm Godfrey, were both newly elected to the board.
Jeremy Deedes says he is excited to represent the industry at such a dynamic time. "A combination of economic, regulatory and consumer pressures have come together to create a climate which will mean...great upheaval in the way financial planning is viewed."
Bruce Wilson says "The IFP has clearly attained critical mass with over 2000 members...nearly half of these qualified as certified financial planner professionals. This demonstrates the professionalism of the organisation, particularly at this time when all our thoughts are turning towards 2012, the RDR and a sea change in the nature of advice."
The IFP is the UK professional body committed to the development of financial planning profession. The Institute was formed in 1986, and currently serves a membership of over 2000 and 950 CFP professionals.
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