A London-based Chartered Financial Planner has been appointed secretary of international financial planning association the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).
Caroline Banks, director of Caroline Banks & Associates, took up the position at the start of September and isa set to become president of the organisation in 2015.
Founded in 1927, MDRT - which calls itself the "premier association of finance professionals - has members from 430 companies in 78 countries.
A 22-year member of MDRT, Banks now represents about 36,000 financial planners worldwide and the organisation's aim to ensure its advisers serve clients with the "highest standards of ethics, knowledge, service and productivity".
Banks said she wants to use the role to raise global standards of advice, planning and protection to benefit both consumers and advisers.
"I hope during my time on the Executive Committee to forge stronger ties between advisers from all areas of expertise and assist MDRT in their efforts to help members grow their businesses."
MDRT said it provides members access to networking events, professional development tools and opportunities for professional and personal enhancement.
Paul Bruns and Elaine Parkes
3,000 left to transfer
Record numbers of people aged 90 plus
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