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Aviva launches Academy fellowship

Aviva has launched a Financial Adviser Academy fellowship to recognise financial advisers who have made a “significant contribution to raising professional standards” within the industry.

Each year Aviva will appoint three fellows who will become advocates for raising professional standards among members of the Financial Adviser Academy and the wider industry.

The first fellows appointed by Aviva are RSM Tenon Financial Services compliance consultant Thomasina McGuigan, Hazelwoods Financial Planning chartered financial planner Eugenie Cameron and The Financial Planning Centre IFA Tina Thackery.

Aviva says all three were top performers in diploma modules and will have the opportunity to contribute their thoughts to a white paper on issues affecting the financial adviser profession.

Aviva intermediary and partnerships director Angela Seymour-Jackson says: “The launch of the fellowship is an exciting move for Aviva. We want to recognise, celebrate and advance the careers of financial advisers across the UK – particularly the rising stars. This is just one way that we are doing this.”

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  1. If Aviva seriously wishes to award fellowships to those who have made a “significant contribution to raising professional standards” then it should extend the awards beyond Financial Advisers, only, and also include its own policyholders as candidates for fellowships. To this end, I would like to nominate several members of NUPAG (Norwich Union Policyholders Action Group) who have sought to expose the shenanigans of Aviva during the recent reattribution and Special Bonus rip-offs. NUPAG has made the “significant contribution” but has Aviva raised its professional standards?

  2. It would be interesting to know how these individuals were selected. Hopefully not on the basis they will champion Aviva’s cause.

    Without the criteria and given that the award is backed by a simgle provider, I feel that the “Fellowship” is counter-productive to Aviva’s aim.

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