IFA giant Ascot Lloyd is launching its own adviser academy that will look specifically to encourage women and those from an ethnic minority background to join the industry.
The academy - announced today (18 April) - will be called ‘Pathway to IFA' and target both University graduates and those seeking to move to a second career. People who have taken a career break are also eligible to join. Head of adviser academy Duncan Gregory will be responsible for managing the initiative, which is set to onboard its first cohort of trainee associates. He was appointed to the role last August, bringing with him five years' experience as head of academy at St James's Place. "The quality of applicants we have seen so far has been exceptional and we are looking forw...
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