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Specialist Investment and Pension IFAs most sought after in recruitment stakes


Investment and pensions experts are the most sought after personnel in the IFA industry according to financial headhunders.


Recruitment specialists Options Search & Selection, which is planning to expand its presence in the life industry, has provided IFAs with an insight into their market value.


Director Martyn Lofting says that brokers specialising in investments and pensions can attract basic salaries of between £25,000 to £50,000.


But they can also expect bonuses of around a third of the business they write, bringing earning potential to above £100,000.


Most positions require qualifications up to FPC3, although AFPC qualified advisers have a wider choice of positions.


Complaince officers are alos highly sought after. An experienced officers can expect a salary in the region of £50,000 to £60,000. Junior compliance officers can earn anything between £25,000 to £30,000.


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