Scholarship success

Philip Firmin, Chartered MCSI of AJ Bell Securities is the first recipient of a new bursary, the Hoare Nairne Scholarship.

The scholarship, worth £2,500 towards study costs, is awarded by the CISI Educational Trust, supported by a donation from Charles Hoare Nairne, Chartered FCSI to cover the costs of the bursary for the foreseeable future.

Scholarship candidates were asked to submit a 1,500-word essay addressing the topic: Has the Retail Distribution Review helped the saver?’

The aim of the scholarship is to help the successful candidate study towards the CISI’s premier qualification, the CISI Chartered Wealth Manager qualification. The CISI Chartered Wealth Manager qualification comprises three units: Financial Markets, Portfolio Construction Theory and Applied Wealth Management, normally taken over 18 months.

Philip, who has previously completed the CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance, said: “I am thrilled to be awarded this prestigious scholarship. I look forward to the challenges of studying for the CISI’s pinnacle qualification.”

CISI Chief Executive Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI is pictured, right, handing the award to Philip. He said: “Many congratulations to Philip who has shown himself to be a worthy recipient of this new scholarship. We wish him every success in his studies.”

 Further information on the Hoare Nairne Scholarship can be obtained from

Published: 01 May 2014
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