Editor's View: A Chartered level of industry commotion

The editor's Friday Night Takeaway from 10 March

Hope William-Smith
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The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has put its foot in it again. *Sigh*.

In a bizarre manoeuvre, the institute announced it was going to trial awarding Chartered status to advisers with extensive industry experience and allow them to bypass its notoriously difficult and expensive exams. Adviser anger was widespread, and understandably. I have so many questions! The CII said it was first put on the table in 2021, but why now? Why potentially turn people off and jeopardise the chance to keep much-needed money coming through the door. Why make moves that will cause so much contention yet bear no correlation to helping advisers achieve better client outcomes? Member...

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