Paradigm Norton head of business development Martin Ruskin has been appointed chairman of the CISI IFP Forum committee.
Ruskin (pictured) has been deputy chairman of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) Professional Forum since its formation in 2015. He takes over chairing from Ian Howe, who stepped down but will remain a CISI member and certified financial planning professional.
The IFP Professional Forum is intended to encourage CISI's financial planning members to share their ideas and listen to presentations by other practitioners. It provides an opportunity to meet other professionals and engage in open discussions in a confidential setting, as forums are conducted under the Chatham House rule.
Ruskin said: "This is a very exciting time in the growth of the financial planning profession in the UK and I am honoured to take on the role of chairing the CISI IFP Forum, as it continues to assist its members to help shape the profession for the benefit of UK consumers."
CISI head of financial planning Jacqueline Lockie said: "I'd like to thank Ian Howe for his enthusiasm and generous service to help build the financial planning community at CISI and we wish him well for the future.
"We are very pleased to welcome Martin as chair of our IFP Forum, which represents the financial planning community's interests at CISI."
Earlier this week, Bristol-based financial planning firm Paradigm Norton merged with fellow financial planner The Red House, which is located in Farringdon, London. The merger will see The Red House operate under its current name until 1 April, when it will become Paradigm Norton.
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