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Octopus sets up online training academy

Octopus Investments has launched an online training resource for IFAs, financial planners and undergraduates to boost expertise in tax-efficient investments.

The Octopus Academy provides information on a broad range of investment products, including enterprise investment schemes, venture capital trusts and other forms of investment in business property relief qualifying assets.

The portal includes a range of investment examples and interactive case studies to show how to use these products effectively as part of a financial solution.

Users undertake testing modules to underpin professional development targets and/or compliance objectives and to boost their knowledge in the structures. The academy has been tested in over 100 financial firms and several hundred advisers are using the portal.

The academy will also be made available to undergraduates studying finance at selec-ted UK universities through a partnership with the Institute of Financial Planning.

Octopus Investment Business director Karl Jentoft says: “We have been delighted by the positive response and our intention is for the site to become the defacto e-learning site for IFAs and students within the UK.”

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