PFS and CII attain ‘settlement’ on disputes


The Chartered Insurance coverage Institute and its subsidiary, the Private Finance Society – the skilled physique for Chartered Monetary Planners – have issued a joint assertion at present stating they’ve reached “an settlement in precept” on a spread of disputes between the 2 our bodies.

The 2 organisations – which collectively have 125,000 members – have been at loggerheads over quite a few points, together with plans by the CII to ‘deregister’ the PFS, eradicating its separate firm standing, and axing the position of PFS CEO.

Earlier this yr the PFS CEO position, beforehand held by Keith Richards, was reinstated following protests from PFS members.

The joint assertion issued this afternoon by the 2 our bodies says: “Following full, detailed, and constructive discussions, the Private Finance Society (PFS) and the Chartered Insurance coverage Institute (CII) have this week reached an settlement in precept on a spread of issues. The progress has been aided by the appointment of latest CEOs at each the PFS and CII. 


“There was on-going dialogue and up to date disagreements and each events now agree that they’ve reached some extent the place they’ll collaboratively transfer previous these. The collective goal is to have the ability to replace CII and PFS members on the suggestions of each organisations’ management within the new yr. 

“The PFS and the CII leaderships consider this settlement in precept will allow a constructive forward-looking strategy to serving all of their members.  The finer factors of the phrases are nonetheless being mentioned and are subsequently on-going and confidential.  Neither get together will present additional particulars past this assertion at this stage.”

Monetary Planning At the moment has requested the CII for clarification and additional particulars however understands that few additional particulars will probably be launched publicly.

In latest days some PFS members have accused the CII of blocking an impartial overview of the CII’s funds and relations between the 2 our bodies have been tense.