The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has appointed a new training manager to provide support for advisers post-RDR.
Jacqueline Lockie, who has previously worked with the AIC, will assist advisers through targeted training programmes including: online webinars, face to face training and joint training with other bodies.
Previously the director of training and education at the Institute of Financial Planning (IFP), where she supported the Certified Financial Planner assessment, Lockie has also worked as a financial planner and is a current Fellow of the IFP.
Lockie says: "I am very much looking forward to this new role to support the increased investment knowledge that all advisers will need post RDR.
"In the past information on investment companies has been notably lacking in many mainstream adviser examinations so the AIC will be there to help and support advisers in this area.
"I would welcome feedback from advisers on topics of interest and what they would like to see from the organisation."
Annabel Brodie-Smith, AIC communications director, adds: "RDR will require advisers to consider closed-ended funds on an equal footing with open-ended funds and we are determined to give advisers all the tools to make this as easy as possible for them."
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