Impact investment hub Worthstone has launched a social investment training manual after seeing "increased demand" from advisers wanting to know more about ethical investing.
The manual, ‘The Adviser Competency Training (ACT)', aims to educate financial advisers on the key elements of social investing, including how social investment tax relief works and how their clients might benefit from it.
It has been endorsed by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) as a learning tool for which 18 hours of structured CPD can be claimed.
The hub said traditional asset managers were responding to investor demand by providing impact investment products, while more advisers were being approached by their clients to provide value-based investment opportunities and recommendations.
CEO Gavin Francis said: "We are experiencing significant levels of interest from a broad range of adviser firms seeking to offer values-based services as a differentiator, both to retain and grow clients but also to attract the best young talent who want to make a difference in the world.
"The ACT provides advisers with the learning opportunity to be at the forefront in offering values-based solutions which look set to be a driver to competitive edge and significant asset growth."
CISI assistant director Alex Xavier added: "We have noticed an increase in demand from our members for educational tools on social impact investing, therefore our endorsement of Worthstone's Adviser Competency Training Manual is the start of our commitment to educate on this growing area of investor interest."
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