The paraplanning profession is less valued now than it was years ago as individuals fail to recognise the job opportunities in this sector, according to Cathi Harrison, owner of The Verve Group and paraplanning service Para-Sols.

Harrison has noticed a shift in the sector over the last decade with less being done nowadays to highlight the value of the profession.

“When I first went freelance in 2009, there was a lot happening in paraplanning. It was building a reputation as a career in its own right. It got its own awards and it got its own magazine but it feels like it’s broadly levelled out over the last few years and it doesn’t feel like there is as much momentum behind the sector now,” she said.

Read more in our FT Adviser article here.