A letter from George Osborne and Harriett Baldwin
to Personal Finance Society members.
I am pleased to share with you all a letter which I received on
7 April from Chancellor George Osborne and Harriett Baldwin
regarding a new initiative they have launched. Following the recent
review by Jayne-Anne Gadhia into the representation of women in
senior managerial roles in financial services, the Government has
launched the Women in Financial Services Charter. The Chancellor
has written directly to the Personal Finance Society and requested
that we pass on the details of this key national initiative. You
can view the original letter here:
The Personal Finance Society has registered and I would like to
encourage all members to register where appropriate. Along with the
CII, we are additionally developing other initiatives to support
women in financial services from both a sector and consumer
Celebrating success, hard work and
I am often talking about the progress that's been made over
recent years in evolving financial planning into a well respected
profession, and it's quite easy to talk about the high standards
you, our members, adhere to and the level of knowledge you have in
terms of a broad but complimentary group of individuals and
In reality, the success of our profession is based on every
individual's commitment and hard work in attaining their
qualifications and even progressing past what has been set as the
minimum standard. All the hours of revising, attending study groups
and practicing past papers in your spare time has resulted in this
impressive, professional community. It comes down to each and
every member's commitment and dedication, as creating a profession
doesn't just magically happen overnight.
On 8 April we had the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful
achievements of some of our recently qualified members at one of
our graduation ceremonies. It's always a pleasure to see our
members being rewarded and congratulated on what is often years of
hard work and sacrifice. It's also a lovely opportunity for family
and friends to celebrate the achievements of their loved ones and
to see them take the next step in their career.
Personally, I find attending our graduation ceremonies very
fulfilling and encouraging as it brings back down to earth the true
purpose of the Personal Finance Society and is a direct
demonstration of the bright future of our profession.
Once again I'd like to congratulate all our recently qualified
members, Chartered Financial Planners and Fellows.
About the Blog
In this blog Personal Finance Society CEO Keith Richards will be
keeping you up-to-date with all the Personal Finance Society news,
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