Attracting talent: Where is the data on young adviser numbers?
The FCA is stressing its rules do not put off new blood joining the industry, but seasoned advisers warn the growing complexity of the job and training costs continue to discourage young recruits.
Attempts made by Money Marketing to assess the demographic of the profession have been thwarted by a lack of crucial data.
The regulator, trade bodies and directories could not give hard figures on the age of advisers or say whether the industry is getting older or younger.
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