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As demand for domestic and international financial advice continues to soar, more must be done to attract young talented individuals into the financial services industry and to prevent advice from becoming exclusively for the wealthiest of those in society.

As I was quoted as saying in the Financial Adviser, if we don’t, the number of advisers will continue to drop and only the super-rich will be able to afford to seek financial advice.

There are certainly no signs of the level of demand for international financial advice falling any time soon, triggered, amongst other things, by the landmark pension reforms, financial education in schools, colleges and within the workplace; and of course, as more and more people are recognising the need to seek financial advice.

Due to this rise in demand for advice, it looks as though it is about to surpass the supply of independent financial advisers. This is why I am a strong believer that we need to bring in young talent to the financial services industry.

Although RDR and other global equivalents have led to an increase in standards within our industry and qualifications and further clarity, the number of independent advisers has fallen considerably.

Therefore, taking this into account, along with the time and financing it takes to sufficiently train independent financial advisers, we must work hard to attract young people and talent to the financial services industry as soon as possible.

It is our job to highlight the rewarding career opportunities available within the energetic, vibrant financial advisory sector to the next generation of advisers.

As such, many firms and groups are endeavouring to considerably increase the number of graduates it takes from their Programme’s this year.

The programmes often provide graduates with a fast-track route to performance success in this industry and will help to introduce new young talent to the financial services sector to cater to rising demand.

These talented individuals will have the potential to benefit from unparalleled hands-on experience with clients, wide-ranging support and mentoring from the most qualified consultants within their organisations, as well as must-have formal industry qualifications.

About Mike Coady

Mike Coady is an expat expert based in Dubai and is on hand to help with all of the above and more.

Mike is an award-winning money coach and industry leader in the financial sector.

Qualified to UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) standards, a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Sales Professionals (FF.ISP), and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD) and featured as a highly qualified Financial Adviser in Which Financial Adviser.

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