An insightful blog by one of our proud sponsors LIA

Are you curious about what goes behind all the professional financial advice you’ve received. Or are you in the finance sector and seeking ways to refine your skills? Look no further than LIA, Ireland’s education partner for Finance Professionals.

Pensions are a complex field. So, when you get advice, you want to be sure that you are getting the best possible advice in the market. This is what LIA ensures. We run a number of courses that help equip Finance Advisers with the latest qualifications and knowledge, taking them beyond minimum competency levels. 

One such course is the renowned Retirement Planning Adviser (RPA). Since its introduction in 2013, the RPA has become a pivotal qualification for pension specialists in Ireland. Tailored to equip advisers with expert financial guidance for consumers on retirement planning, the RPA course content is designed for real-life situations, making it a must-have for over 1,600 pension specialists in Ireland. 

LIA’s Pension Trustee Practitioner (PTP) qualification came to life in 2016, anticipating the Government’s Roadmap for Pensions Reform 2018-2023. Tailored to provide pension trustees with the knowledge and tools to manage their pension schemes responsibly, the PTP has become a hallmark of excellence with over 600 individuals now holding this qualification. 

With the ever-evolving nature of the pensions sector in Ireland, LIA ensures that our members stay up to date. From monthly live professional development (CPD) events, on-demand webinars, to quarterly professional journals, LIA members have a wealth of resources at their fingertips. Our materials are constantly updated, ensuring that they reflect the latest industry changes. 

LIA’s commitment goes beyond just delivering courses. It’s about ensuring that Finance Professionals in Ireland are capable of providing unmatched advice to clients. Whether you’re a pension practitioner or a trustee, LIA’s programmes are tailored to ensure the public benefit from unparalleled financial guidance. Dive into the world of LIA today and experience a transformation in your financial advisory journey!

So, the next time you seek financial advice, ask what qualifications your Finance Adviser holds and satisfy yourself that they are appropriately trained for the help you are seeking. 

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