Aviva launches new Financial Adviser Academy Fellowship

Article date: 28 January 2010

Aviva has launched a Financial Adviser Academy Fellowship, to recognise financial advisers who have made a significant contribution to raising professional standards within the industry.

Each year Aviva will appoint three fellows who will become advocates for raising professional standards among members of the Aviva Financial Adviser Academy and wider industry.

The fellows appointed by Aviva are:

  • Thomasina McGuigan - compliance consultant from Basingstoke
  • Eugenie Cameron - chartered financial planner from Staverton, near Cheltenham
  • Tina Thackery - independent financial adviser from Leeds.

All three were top performers in diploma modules supported by the Aviva Financial Adviser Academy. They will be invited to attend an awards dinner and key Aviva events in 2010, and will have the opportunity to contribute their thoughts to a white paper on issues affecting the financial adviser profession.

Angela Seymour-Jackson, intermediary and partnerships director at Aviva, said: “The launch of the Fellowship is an exciting move for Aviva. We want to recognise, celebrate and advance the careers of financial advisers across the UK – particularly the rising stars. This is just one way that we’re doing this.

"Advisers can visit the Aviva Financial Adviser Academy at www.aviva.co.uk/academy.  More information on the Fellowship is also available on the site."

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Notes to editors:

Quotes from the fellows are available on www.aviva.co.uk/adviser/faa/fellowship.htm (Link no longer active)

The Aviva fellows are also happy to be contacted direct by journalists via email.

Thomasina McGuigan: Thomasina.mcguigan@rsmtenon.com

Eugenie Cameron: Eugenie.Cameron@hazlewoods.co.uk

Tina Thackery: tina@thefpc.net

About Aviva
Aviva, the international savings, investments and insurance group, is the world’s fifth largest insurance group, serving 50 million customers across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. 

In the UK, Aviva is a leading provider of life, pensions, investment, general insurance and health products to more than 20 million customers. Aviva also provides roadside assistance through the RAC. Products are distributed through a number of channels including IFAs, brokers, corporate partners and direct to customers via the internet.

Aviva's UK Insurance business has a market share of around 15%, making it the largest general insurer in the UK. The business is focused on insurance for individuals and small businesses.

Aviva's life and pensions business in the UK has a total market share of 12% and a top three position in its key markets of savings, protection, and annuities.

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