The Quilter Financial Adviser School has hired Julian Hince in the newly-created role of head of training, responsible for the school’s six trainers.
Mr Hince joined the academy earlier this month after spending eight years at M&G Investments as technical development director and prior to that he was director of intermediaries at iShares.
The Quilter Financial Adviser School currently has 168 students, including the first cohort of graduates from its recently launched fast track programme.
The three month course launched in August allowing students to achieve a diploma for financial advice in half the time allowed in Quilter's standard part-time programme, which takes 47 weeks.
Scott Stevens, director for acquisitions and recruitment at Quilter Financial Planning, said: "This senior hire recognises the significant role our Financial Adviser School plays in helping to populate our industry with more quality financial advisers.
"Providing trusted and accessible financial advice is at the centre of our business and it is imperative we have the very best minds shaping the training of future advisers.
"Julian brings with him a wealth of experience and a track record of innovation and we are very pleased to welcome him to the Quilter group."
Mr Hince said: "I am really excited to take on this next challenge with the Quilter Financial Adviser School.
"I look forward to being able to continue the great work that the school has been doing over the past few years."
Earlier this year Quilter issued a rally cry to its competitors in a bid to plug the well-publicised advice gap, warning a quarter of advisers were set to leave the market in the coming years.
The advice giant said it was preparing for 10 per cent of the current adviser population to leave the industry each year over the next three to four years.
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