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An introduction to Learning Matters

Welcome to Learning Matters, an educational service provided by M&G, specifically designed to build upon your existing investment knowledge and to help develop the potential of you and your business. 

There are two strands to the Learning Matters service; Business Matters and Investment Matters. Both services are Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited.


Investment Matters

Investment Matters currently offers 24 CII CPD accredited training modules covering an array of investment topics. These range from areas such as portfolio construction, macroeconomics and behavioural finance, to understanding the use of derivatives within fund management.

Investment Matters is delivered face to face by the Learning Matters team and equates to 41 hours of material.

The Investment Matters training menu provides a full list of the training modules, including details of what will be covered, and the relating CPD points that will be accrued by attending the individual sessions.


Business Matters

The following videos are presented to you by the Learning Matters team as well as industry subject matter experts. These videos provide insights, views, ideas and suggestions covering a range of business topics.


Meet the team


Julian Hince and Laura Frost make up the Learning Matters team at M&G. As well as having a breadth of knowledge and experience, they are the only two CII accredited trainers in financial planning within the asset management sector. 

Julian Hince
Julian Hince, M&G Technical Development Director

Julian joined M&G in 2011 as Technical Development Director with a remit to create and bring to market a generic investment training service. He is a holder of the Diploma in Financial Planning, the Investment Management Certificate, Certificate in Discretionary Investment Management and is working towards Chartered Financial Planning status. Prior to joining M&G, Julian worked for iShares, Gartmore and Invesco Perpetual.

Laura Frost
Laura Frost, M&G Technical Development Director

Laura joined M&G in 2011 as Technical Training Manager for the Learning Matters team. She is a holder of the Investment Management Certificate. Prior to M&G Laura worked for six years at a training consultancy specialising in capital markets, focusing on fixed income and derivatives. M&G were one of her longest standing clients where she delivered generic training to employees and bespoke training to specialist teams on an ad hoc basis. 



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