Tackling the talent challenge head on

28 Jan 2020

Investing in the talent of the future is a passion at Murphy Wealth, the lifestyle financial planners. The current 14 strong Glasgow based team features seven graduates, recruited from Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde universities, over the past 3 years.

The firm's CEO Adrian Murphy explains, "The average age of a financial adviser today is 52 and a shortage of advisers is predicted by 2030. It's not common for many of us to go through education thinking 'I want to be a financial adviser' and so the challenge for the whole profession is to inform more young people about the industry, provide practical experience and offer exciting, attractive career options".

Pictured from left to right are five of the graduates who have joined Murphy Wealth; Kimberley Cassidy, Sophie Tinney, Ciaran Stark, Ceara McGrory and Alana Quinn.

Among the latest success stories, Client Manager Alana was named 'New Paraplanner of the Year' at the 2019 Professional Paraplanner Awards in London.

As the shortage of talent across financial planning becomes an increasingly visible challenge, Murphy Wealth is keen to continue developing the next generation of advisers. Those looking for opportunities in 2020, should get in touch or look out on the website.