As the only institute in the world to offer qualifications for directors under Royal Charter, influential figures from business and beyond continue to recommend the IoD Chartered Director programme.
Clients come to St. James’s Place eager to protect, grow and enjoy their wealth and expecting to receive the highest possible levels of service. That means not only providing clients with deep practical knowledge and sophisticated advice, but also developing a close relationship with them, to truly understand their needs and wants as they and their families move through life. As with other established professions, such as accountancy and law, we benefit from a deeply ingrained public respect, trust and confidence. But we never take those qualities for granted.
At St. James’s Place we do more than what is required. Our market is highly regulated, the most recent change arriving with the Retail Distribution Review in 2013 which raised the bar in terms of the skills expected of those who offer financial advice. Our professional culture, however, means that we set our sights higher than that supporting our Partners to progress beyond minimum-level industry qualifications and regulatory requirements, in order to reach the gold standard of Chartered status.
We believe that holding Chartered status conveys the highest mark of professionalism and reassures clients, commentators, legislators and the regulator of our on-going commitment to giving the best advice and service in the marketplace. It also, vitally, strengthens our bond with our clients. It is one of the reasons we are sponsoring the Chartered Professional of the Year Award at this year’s Institute of Directors Awards. We are proud to highlight the Chartered commitment to world-leading standards and performance.
“Anyone engaging the services of a Chartered professional, in whatever discipline, knows that they will receive a genuinely professional service. They can be confident that the highest professional standards have been met, that those standards are monitored and that they are kept.” says St. James’s Place chief executive Andrew Croft.
Being chartered matters to us, the public and, most importantly, our clients.
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