Published by Editor on 21 October 2019 in Opinion

Adviser Lounge – Come And Join Us On The Sofa!

In the years since Adviser Lounge was started we have been witness to many discussions. We’ve had the sharing of good practice, observation and commentary, and more than the occasional rant.

What is the Adviser Lounge? The most important thing to know is that we don’t provide the content; you do.

Having a place to share thoughts, opinions and good practice has never more important. It’s a great time to be an adviser, with the development of new skills and services such as cash flow, planning, and soft skills. The same old challenges remain, however, such as succession, dubious practices (as evidenced by the recent British Steel DB transfer debacle) and regulatory pressures. There is lots to share and lots to discuss.

It isn’t all hot air, either. One article on Adviser Lounge suggested that providing financial education sessions in schools should be allowed to be credited for CPD. Someone important in the CII saw that blog, thought it was a good idea, and made it happen. (Wait, you did know that providing financial education can qualify for CPD, didn’t you…?)

So, we’d like you to join us in the lounge. You might just want to listen in and not say anything, which is fine. If you do want to post content or comments, that’s fantastic, but we do have a few rules:

  • If you want to promote stuff, feel free, but make it interesting. If it’s boring, no one will read it, and what’s the point of that?
  • Nothing anonymous. Got something to say? Say it and stand by it. That’s why we need you to log in.
  • Although articles and comments are moderated, we won’t censor your opinion.
  • This is only a tip, but try and keep it positive. Few people can carry off an entertaining, Kermodian-type rant. If you want to engage with people, share ideas.

That’s it! We’re not here to tell you what to do. We’re here to plump the cushions, bring you hot drinks and snacks, and help get the conversation going.

So come on into the Adviser Lounge, grab a coffee, perch on a sofa, and let’s all put the world to rights!

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