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6 Moments That Matter
6 Moments That Matter was created by Jane Portas, to secure fair financial futures for all. It's purpose is to raise awareness of risks and opportunities through the life course that affect our financial wellbeing, and through the 6 Moments That Matter, to support financially informed and fair decision-making creating the opportunity for everyone to live a fair and secure financial life.
It does this through speaking events to a range of personal and professional audiences, publishing practical insight reports aimed at organisations, and financial wellbeing materials for people, writing articles and commentating in the media, providing advice and training to businesses, employers, policymaking and other organisations who have a role in making change and improving financial outcomes for their audiences.
As part of her purpose work, and funded by her work with commercial organisations, Jane Portas gives her time to supporting people in society, and collaborating with charities to raise awareness of specific Risks in Life by developing practical reports to inspire change amongst organisations, and financial wellbeing guides for people to improve financial futures.
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Jane Portas is a portfolio director, financial expert, and a former “big 4” financial services partner. She is the author of The Risks in Life Series of award-winning insight reports and financial wellbeing guides, and the creator of 6 Moments That Matter, a life-stage approach to help people and organisations to improve fair financial futures. Jane holds a number of board and committee roles, she is a regular public speaker, lends her support pro bono to third sector organisations, and works with commercial organisations, on matters to do with financial lives and improving financial fairness in business and society.
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Professional & Financial Services
Jane Portas gained a science degree and then trained as a Chartered Accountant, subsequently holding various financial services advisory roles and serving as a Partner in two of the “big 4” accountancy and professional services firms.
She has 30 years' business, risk and regulatory advisory experience working with UK and international clients on projects ranging from strategic group restructuring and cross-border business optimisation, solvency and financial stability, through to customer and conduct matters including vulnerable customers and financial wellbeing. Her career has involved her advising on start-ups, growth strategies, M&A and run-off transactions, as well as designing and implementing strategic regulatory change, governance, risk and compliance frameworks for listed groups, insurers, and intermediaries. She has also held pivotal policy and supervision roles at the UK regulator, supported an international regulator to achieve Solvency II equivalence, and has provided expert evidence to the UK Treasury Committee.
Financial Fairness & Inclusion
In 2015, Jane's commitment to improving diversity and inclusion in financial services, and the vital role the sector can play in supporting female customers and women's financial resilience in society, resulted in her collaborating with WOW (Women of the World Festival) to help raise awareness of the financial risks women face in society. This led her to co-found Insuring Women’s Futures, a voluntary, market-wide, professional, public trust programme, hosted by the Chartered Insurance Institute to improve women’s and society’s financial resilience.
Jane is the author of The Risks in Life Series, a body of work using risk management techniques to analyse people’s Financial Life Journeys, and to assess the impact of Risks in Life on financial wellbeing through the life course.
This includes her authorship of Insuring Women's Futures' practical research reports and financial wellbeing guides, and its public manifesto, following the coming together of a 150-strong Market Task Force. Many of the manifesto recommendations have been progressed by firms, industry and professional bodies, the Money and Pensions Service, the Financial Conduct Authority and third sector.
6 Moments That Matter
The findings of Jane's work on Risks in Life led her to create 6 Moments That Matter, key life stages where circumstances, events and decisions have implications for all people's financial futures. Subsequently, she developed an associated PEOPLE Framework, to inform strategies, policies and practices that employers, businesses, financial services organisations, regulators and policymakers may adopt to improve fairer financial futures. Jane's work includes numerous materials providing insight and practical suggestions for organisations, considering various aspects of Risks in Life as well as generational and intersectional differences, and financial wellbeing guides for people.
Portfolio & Advisory
Jane now has a portfolio career, is a regular public speaker to both personal and professional audiences, and serves as a non-executive on various boards and committees.
She supports societal bodies and third sector organisations involved in creating change aligned to 6 Moments That Matter's purpose on a pro bono basis, and works with business and policy organisations, to further inclusive approaches to improve financial futures and to address financial fairness as part of Environment, Social & Governance strategies.
Jane's recent areas of focus include Young Financial Futures, Pensions & Divorce in Later Life, Women's Pensions Wellbeing & the Menopause, the impact of Economic Abuse on lifelong financial security, Black people’s Financial Life Journeys and how trends in Risks in Life facing our future society parallel with climate change.
Following a request from the charity, Surviving Economic Abuse, using 6 Moments That Matter and the PEOPLE Framework, she authored a substantial research and insight report illustrating risk of economic abuse at key life stages, and how financial services firms and employers can take preventative action as well as support vulnerable customers and employee survivors. Jane also created the first-ever preventative financial wellbeing guide for women to raise awareness of economic abuse and support survivors.
Positions & Awards
Jane is a member of Women’s Business Council and the Global Advisory Board of The ISC Group, a global network of female insurance business leaders.
Her work to improve financial futures has been widely recognised and has received a series of awards. In 2021, Jane was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
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Interactive Financial Life Journeys
See how the Risks in Life arise and accumulate throughout our lives, and how the 6 Moments That Matter help prompt individuals and organisations to make changes that improve Financial Life Journeys.