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PFS ceremony sees 433 members welcomed

PFS ceremony sees 433 members welcomed

The Personal Finance Society will welcome 433 new Chartered, Associate and Fellow members to its ranks at its biannual graduation.

The ceremony will be held at the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Great Hall today (21 April).

Of the 433 graduates formerly recognised today, 259 have reached Chartered status, 14 have reached Associate level and 160 have been inducted as Fellows, including the PFS’s youngest ever Fellow, Investment Quorum wealth manager Vito Faircloth.

Keith Richards, the PFS chief executive, said: “The level of professionalism within the personal finance sector continues to be enhanced each year and I congratulate all of our graduates on their achievements and their commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.

“The profession continues to evolve, with recognition and demand for professional advice on the rise.”

Each year, the PFS invites all members who qualify as an Associate or Fellow, or achieve Chartered status, to one of two graduation days.

Today the graduates and their families will hear from PFS president Nick Turner, Mr Richards and 2016 Chartered Financial Planner of the Year Kate Gannon.

Ms Gannon, who achieved Chartered status and became a Fellow of the PFS in 2013, said: “The benefits of ongoing professional development and learning cannot be underestimated, and have helped me achieve my professional goals and ambitions.”