It has been approved that the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) may award financial planners the designation Chartered Fellow.
The Sovereign has approved a recommendation by the Privy Council that the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) may use the designation Chartered Fellow (Financial Planning) for CISI members who have achieved the Certified Financial Planner certification.
Firms which meet the necessary criteria will be able to describe themselves as CISI Chartered Firms.
The criteria will be published in due course, once they have been agreed and ratified by the CISI membership committee and full Board.
Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI said: “Almost six years after the Institute merged with the Institute of Financial Planning, we are delighted to be able to award this group the highest level of recognition, Chartered Fellow (Financial Planning). Those CISI members who hold the CISI Chartered Wealth Manager qualification have long been recognised by their peers, so it is a delight that we can now similarly do so for financial planners.
“Once we’ve put into place some key internal processes, we look forward to receiving applications for these new Chartered designations from our firms and members which will ultimately enhance consumer confidence in our profession worldwide.
“This is part of our ongoing work to increase the professionalisation of CISI global members, for which we have worked since our formation in 1992 and builds upon our motto ‘My word is my bond’.”