Insightful sessions, invaluable networking opportunity and CPD!
We've taken member feedback on board and are making some exciting changes to our regional conferences during 2023. Here’s just a selection of comments from members who have attended the Spring Local Conferences:
We are offering a friendlier feel with a more engaging approach, together with a real sense that this is your community of good practice. A highlight of the Summer series promises to be a deep dive into tax planning by way of a detailed case study.
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During the event you will experience a day of topical and insightful business updates which all contribute to your CPD. At the heart of this will be presentations delivered by a number of leading subject matter experts. The conference offers a great opportunity for networking and sharing good practice with your peers, local to where you live and/or work.
Throughout the day your local PFS regional committee will provide updates on new developments and initiatives from across the Personal Finance Society, helping you stay informed about the benefits of membership and to take away information which may benefit colleagues and others in your practice/firm.
A detailed agenda will be available approximately six weeks before the start of each round of events.Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Delegates will be eligible to claim over 3 hours of CPD. Please note the agenda is provisional and may be subject to change.
As a PFS member, you are permitted to attend one event in each series free of charge at your preferred location. If you would like to attend more than one and take the opportunity to be a partner, please contact our Partnerships Team for more information.
Non-members are welcome to attend their first event free of charge. After this, we will contact you about joining the PFS to be able to access further events and services. If you have any queries, please contact the events team at email@example.com
Are you still comfortable with your existing CIP, or is Consumer Duty forcing you to reconsider? Evelyn Partners would like to share their thoughts on why they believe advisers should consider closed ended funds within a model portfolio and why your proposition should (for some clients) move beyond a traditional basket of collectives.
Our active range of model portfolios offers something different to the traditional basket of collective and so with the advent of consumer duty and the focus around propositions, pricing, value for money our content is both timely and interesting from a learning perspective.Speaker: Adrian Lowcock, Evelyn Partners
Overview of Later Life Lending market, examining why clients chose to release equity from their homes. We’ll delve into our mass affluent research, and will discuss Consumer Duty and the importance of product innovation.
To learn more about the lifetime mortgages market, and whay clients chose to release equity from their home
To find out more about how they could potentially benefit your clients
To learn how consumer duty is impacting the later life lending market?
Refuel and build up your professional network
It is more and more common to have clients who have remarried and have children from a former marriage/relationship. How should such clients approach planning with a family home, their pension and investments? This session will look at the options and implications of different planning routes and consider how to maximise tax efficiency within those structures.
The Chancellors’ Autumn Statement has brought about tax changes for us all, especially your high net worth clients. With changes to Capital Gains Tax, dividend tax changes, frozen or reduced thresholds and allowances, etc., it all adds up to a greater tax burden. To combat this, we need to get creative, and take advantage of the governments' generous incentives in meeting client's needs. That means upgrading your toolkit and looking at alternative investment solutions like VCT and EIS as complementary tools. In this presentation we will review the changes in the budget through a client lens, and address the challenge of long term pension planning with ever changing pension rules. We will bring this to life by looking at a typical personal savings journey from 1990. Lastly, we will explore the financial planning solutions that could be used to manage some of these changes and the minimise the impact on your clients.
Grab yourself some lunch whilst speaking with our subject matter experts
Valuation is a critical aspect of any business exit and the one that owners are often most interested in. Understanding the factors that will influence a firm’s value is essential for owners, particularly those planning their exit, whether selling to an external buyer, or transferring to an internal team or family. It’s also critical knowledge for those aspiring or seasoned individuals looking to buy out or buy in. Whether you are a business owner planning to exit or looking to build your business through acquiring other firms, this webinar is a must-attend. Join us to gain valuable insights into the factors that can make or break your valuation and learn how to prepare your firm for success.
This event has been accredited by the Personal Finance Society and the CII and can be included as part of your CII CPD requirement should you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.
Company: Evelyn Partners
Adrian Lowcock joined Evelyn Partners in May 2022 as investment communications director. He is an award winning investment adviser, PR and Communications expert with over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector with high profile organisations. He has been widely recognised as the “go to” commentator on investments and personal finance and has regularly featured in the National press, Industry publications and National TV. Adrian is Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments and holds the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.
Standard Life Home Finance
Company: Standard Life Home Finance
Sanjay has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry, working within a B2B environment with financial advisers, dominated by sales roles at all levels. The last 3.5+ years’ have been spent in the later life lending industry working for equity release lenders, currently as National Sales Manager for Standard Life Home Finance. Sanjay has enjoyed success in his all his roles, achieving Business Development Manager of the Year at the 2020 Equity Release Awards. He continues to support financial advisers, firms, networks, service providers and clubs.
Trust Support Services Ltd
Company: Trust Support Services Ltd
Nick has 40 years’ experience in financial services. He is a Fellow of the PFS and a Chartered Financial Planner. He is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (ChFCSI), a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Certified Financial Planner. Nick runs his own consultancy, Consultniks Limited, providing financial planning, technical and marketing consultancy services to IFAs, product providers, support providers and others. He also supplies specialist, bespoke training. Nick is also a director of Trustee Support Services Limited, a company set up to assist trustees with the registration of trusts on the Trust Registration Service and to provide trustees with bespoke consultancy services. When not doing financial services work, Nick also makes cider which is sold commercially.
Brian Hill MSc DipFA DBAII CEPA
The Exit Partnership
Company: The Exit Partnership
Brian has almost 15 years of experience running his own financial planning firm. After selling his own firm in 2020, he co-founded The Exit Partnership with Vicki Hicks AFPS to help owner-advisers navigate through the complex process of exiting their business successfully. Together, they have helped dozens of owners exit safely with the right buyer, at the right time, and on the right terms. Brian is a sought-after speaker and regularly presents at professional events and conferences. In his spare time Brian works for Search & Rescue and is a ski instructor. After selling his own firm in 2020, he co-founded The Exit Partnership with Vicki Hicks AFPS to help owner-advisers navigate through the complex process of exiting their business successfully. Together, they have helped dozens of owners exit safely with the right buyer, at the right time, and on the right terms. Brian is a sought-after speaker and regularly presents at professional events and conferences. In his spare time Brian works for Search & Rescue and is a ski instructor.
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The dress code is business attire.
Whilst restrictions have now been lifted we would ask you to not attend events if you have any COVID symptoms.
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Whilst social distancing is not a government recommendation, we will be limiting capacity at events, to allow additional space around the venue. Please book now to secure your place, these will be available on a first come, first served basis.
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