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Cisi opens new Essex branch with Brexit debate

Cisi opens new Essex branch with Brexit debate

The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment has expanded its branch network to 24, with the launch of an Essex chapter.

It has more than 1,000 members, students and apprentices in Essex and a launch event will take place on Tuesday 14 June at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford.

The event will include a question-time style debate on the EU referendum, with a mix of speakers from political and financial services backgrounds.

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The panel will include Brexit supporter Lord Howard Flight and Bremain supporter Julian Samways, founder and managing director of JPES Partners.

The debate will be chaired by Peter Westaway, chief European economist at Vanguard Asset Management.

Clive Shelton, Cisi Essex branch president and chairman of the Cisi examination board, said: “The new branch will bring together the great pool of talent we have in Essex, to further promote and support careers in financial services, with the Cisi ensuring a mark of quality amongst firms.”

Sean Condon, the branch CPD officer, said: “We look forward to running a programme of events, focusing on members continuing professional development needs and provide networking opportunities.

“We also aim to work with students to help them build careers in financial services and will liaise closely with schools, colleges and universities to support teaching staff.”

Cisi has more than 40,000 members in 116 countries, with representative offices in financial centres including Dublin, Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai, Colombo and Manila.

Towards the end of last year, Cisi merged with the Institute of Financial Planning.

Of the 2,173 IFP members listed on 30 October last year, only 12 resigned and 106 were already members of Cisi.