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Paradigm Norton planner to lead CISI's IFP committee

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Paradigm Norton planner to lead CISI's IFP committee

Paradigm Norton head of business development Martin Ruskin will lead the Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) forum committee for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). 

He will take over from Baigrie Davies director Ian Howe, who has stepped down as chairman of the committee after just over a year in the role. He was initially meant to serve three years in  

The IFP committee continues some of the work of the professional body that merged with the CISI in 2015. It organises meetings for financial planners to discuss best practice, and represents financial planning to the CISI.

Ruskin said it was 'a very exciting time' for financial planning. 

'I am honoured to take on the role of chairing the CISI IFP Forum, as it continues to assist its members to help shape the profession for the benefit of UK consumers.'

CISI Head of Financial Planning Jacqueline Lockie (pictured) added: 'I’d like to thank Ian Howe for his enthusiasm and generous service to help build the financial planning community at CISI and we wish him well for the future.'

It has been a busy week for Ruskin's firm Paradigm Norton, as it announced a merger with London-based The Red House Consulting. Read chief executive Barry Horner's vision for the future of his firm and financial planning here. Horner was president of the IFP between 2008 and 2010.

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