USF’s entry into the pan-European association for advisers and intermediaries follows a prolonged period of co-operation between the two that paved the way for talks on how USF will be involved in Fecif’s decision-making process and executive bodies.
Jiri Sindelar, USF chairman, said the time was right for his organisation to expand its activities to European stage and promised strong representation for his members at the European level through USF.
Vincent Derudder, chairman of Fecif, said: "We need active and committed professional associations to support our efforts in Brussels in the interest of the financial services intermedieries, but also of their clients alike."
USF, a non-profit professional association, was founded in 2006. Fecif was chartered in June 1999 to promote and defend financial advisers and intermediaries throughout Europe.