Financial implications to life events: What women need to consider

Divorce is an emotional process and advisers must adapt to client needs

Jenna Brown
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Advisers must empathise with female clients going through the divorce as the process is an emotional journey whoever instigated the split, delegates heard.

Speaking during a panel at the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) Women's Symposium yesterday (16 April), Investment Quorum chief executive Petronella West said clients were dealing with a form of grief during divorce and needed their adviser's support. The panel on financial implications to life events discussed what women needed to consider. Scottish Widows workplace savings specialist Susan Hope highlighted research from the provider which showed 60% of women did not talk about pensions when getting a divorce. "About 60% of divorced women are h...

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