Prudential’s Knowledge TV to streamline training

Prudential has launched an online streaming service to help financial advisers stay up-to-date on topical industry issues and key debates.

The new service, called Knowledge TV, features CPD-certified content, updates from Prudential Portfolio Management Group, insight from the provider’s technical team and demos of its online tools and services.

The programmes available currently include the investment implications of Brexit hosted by the Prudential Portfolio Management Group; CPD certified ‘Introduction to Bonds’ and ’Trusts & Trustee Taxation’ boxsets; pension versus Isa in retirement planning; and a how-to guide for Prudential’s recently enhanced ClientFinder tool.

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Vince Smith-Hughes, director of specialist business support at Prudential, said: “We are constantly looking at ways to help advisers stay abreast of industry news and developments. Providing a quick, easy-to-access online TV channel is a great way to streamline communication and training.

“The content will be updated regularly with industry and company news, as well as product innovation, which will in turn support advisers with relevant information on topical issues to provide their clients with the best service possible.”

According to the firm, content, technical consultancy and product knowledge of Prudential experts will be updated frequently.

The first CPD-certified box sets available are the four-part ‘Introduction to Bonds’, taking advisers through topics including taxations, lives assured and withdrawals, and the seven-part ‘Trusts & Trustee Taxation’, covering the features of trusts, trustee duties and tax implications for trusts and the trustees.

Alan Chan, director and chartered financial planner at London-based IFS Wealth & Pensions, said: “I normally find CPD from larger providers useful. It is good to have different ways of earning CPD rather than just simply reading an article or taking an exam. Earning CPD through materials provided by a number of providers is the best practice.”