London, United Kingdom (PRWeb UK) December 8, 2009
The deVere Group is pleased to announce that they have signed a Corporate Membership Agreement with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, the largest and most widely respected professional body in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centres round the world.
Nigel Green, the Chief Executive of the deVere Group said: “We received strong positive feedback from our Financial Advisors to achieve career progression to relevant CISI qualifications. As the first international financial advisory group to achieve full corporate membership since the Institute gained its Royal Charter, the deVere Group is proud to promote the continuing professional development scheme with our Financial Advisors worldwide and insist that every advisor passed local exams together with obtaining CISI status. As part of this membership, our Financial Advisors will maintain and develop their knowledge, skills and will promote the highest standards in the investment industry.”
Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, the CISI have more than 40,000 members in 89 countries. The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment continuing evolution has been highlighted by the granting of the chartered status, which required approval by the Queen following consideration of the application by the Privy Council.
This membership with the CISI is credible to the deVere Group, and is exciting for them to be able to offer Financial Advisors membership of a chartered, professional body whose sole remit is to continuing professional development and ethics. This will be beneficial to all clients and prospective deVere clients.
Simon Culhane FCSI, Chief Executive of CISI said: “We applaud the deVere Group’s commitment to ongoing professionalism for all their staff and welcome working more closely with them.”
About the deVere Group:
The deVere Group is the world’s largest firm of independent financial advisers. We help international investors and expatriates find financial services products that suit their medium to long term requirements for insurance, investments, savings and pensions. With in excess of US $7 billion of funds under administration and management, the deVere Group has more than fifty thousand clients in over a hundred countries. Our independence and ability to offer financial products that are tailor-made to fit an individual’s needs are behind our success. As a result we now have offices in over forty countries. You can find us in Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Mexico, Moscow, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich, amongst others. Please visit http://www.devere-group.com for more information about the deVere Group
About the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI):
For further information on the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment contact Lora Benson, Head of Media Tel: +44 020 7645 0662/+44 07801 521034 or lora(dot)benson(at)cis(dot)org
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
Our mission is to help members attain, maintain and develop their knowledge and skills and to promote the highest standards of ethics and integrity in the securities and investment industry.
Formed in 1992 from the Stock Exchange, the CISI is now the leading examining, training and membership body for the securities and investment industry in the UK, with over 40,000 members who benefit from our programme of professional and social events. As the main examining body for the industry, the Institute provides a range of relevant vocational qualifications attracting over 35,000 candidates a year. We have developed Centres of Excellence within several Universities to offer our qualifications, and have made our Introduction to Securities and Investments available to schools and colleges around the UK In addition, the Institute produces publications and workbooks and runs a series of widely respected and well attended conferences and seminars in the UK and overseas.
Based in the City of London, we are a global organisation with representative offices in financial centres such as Dublin, Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai and Shanghai. We work in close cooperation with regulators, firms and other professional bodies worldwide. The Institute is currently a member of the FSA workstream on professionalism as part of the Retail Distribution Review and became a Chartered body in November 2009.
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