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Group aims for more women IFAs

An association for female IFAs is to be launched on September 5 with the aim of encouraging more women to become IFAs.

The Women&#39s IFA Group will hold regular meetings with speakers from inside and outside the industry. The initiative is being led by Fiona Price & Partners managing director Fiona Price.

Framlington will sponsor the launch and logo of Wig, with other sponsors paying for the initial mailshot. A Government minister is also understood to be supporting the project.

The group is looking for sponsorship for an award of Woman IFA of the Year and for a part-time administrator.

Price says: “Only 1,500 of the 20,000 estimated registered individuals in the country are women. Being an IFA is a good job for women – challenging, people-orientated and flexible but the financial world needs more women to make it more accessible to everyone. There is tremendous power in getting women IFAs together.”

Radford Smith Financial Services branch manager Sarah Coakley says: “It is a brilliant idea. We need to ensure there are more female IFAs.”

For details email fiona@fionaprice.demon. co.UK

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