JP Morgan offers gap-fill solution for CFP academy

JP Morgan Asset Management has added a gap-fill solution to its academy aimed at meeting the needs of certified financial planners.

The firm says its three gap-fill sessions, which cover financial services, regulation and ethics and risk categories, will fill all the gaps highligh-ted by the IFP for CFP professionals.

All three sessions have been accredited by the IFP and carry four hours each of CPD. The sessions are free and take place in 12 regional venues across the UK.
JP Morgan says the academy is designed to enhance advisers’ industry expertise and grow their assets under advice. The firm also offers R0 revision sessions and academy workshops for paraplanners.

Over 12,500 advisers have atten-ded the academy since its launch in July 2007.

The IFP says it is in discussions with other sponsors and training bodies to accredit a number of other gap-fill sessions as it attempts to increase the range of options available to CFP professionals.

In February, the IFP announced it was in discussions with qualification provider Calibrand about developing a customised version of its QCF level four diploma as an alternative to gap-filling.

IFP education director Sue Leech says: “It is great that sponsors like JP Morgan Asset Management are recognising the specific requirements of CFP professionals and designing tailor-made arrangements for them in this way.”

Hughes Carne director Keith Jarman says: “With the need for qualifications high on advisers’ agendas, anything that can help is greatly app- reciated. If JP Morgan is willing to invest time and money into this, then it is a good thing.”