Financial giant to train its leaders on ethics

by L&D08 Jun 2017
BT Financial Group (BTFG) has announced a move to put its advisers and leaders through The Ethics Centre’s Ethical Professional Program, with its first 500 due to complete the course by 30 June 2017.

Mark Spiers, BTFG general manager, advice, said the program aims to formalise ethical awareness, education and training in its workforce.

“As an industry we have to get ethics and behaviour right so we can shape and lift the culture across the advice industry,” Mr Spiers said.

“It has been incredibly well received by its participants who are now applying what they learn in their professional lives whether it’s being courageous with a manager or changing how they conduct a client meeting” said Spiers.

The move comes after an ASIC review and announcement of new training standards for financial advisers. The new provisions relating to professional standards and training for finance professionals will commence from 1 January 2019.