Technology, Lizards and value lessons from Lego
Your quarter two regional CPD conference will see leading subject matter specialists deliver a broad and topical programme, including:
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Attendance at all PFS events qualifies for structured CPD and provides the opportunity to share good practice with your peers. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Last year, we said that we believe we are now moving into “late cycle dynamics.” This year our presentation will seek to build on this on this view and take us on a journey around the world, starting with the world’s largest economy, the US, we’ll have a look at “the state of the nation” and consider how far this economy has come and where they are in the business cycle. We’ll then look to take a trip into Europe, China and the emerging markets, before setting our sights on home as we consider the outlook for the UK. We will close by considering some actions we can take in portfolios to help navigate through uncertain times ahead.
By the end of this session you will:
In this presentation Schroders will examine how successful Value investing relies on asking the right questions and how Lego has provided some answers over the years. We’ll include some tips from parenting that have underpinned the long-term outperformance through history of Value as an investment style and the distinct investor psychology that is required to exploit these successfully on an ongoing basis. We’ll also explore the importance of probabilities for Value investors and illustrate some relevant psychological theory through some interactive demonstration during the presentation. Whether you are a committed Value investor or agnostic when it comes to investment, we believe you owe it to your clients to enable them to access the potential for significant Value upside, simply on the basis of mean reversion.
This presentation is designed to aid your understanding of:
We all think we make good decisions. We think humans think like computers, crunching and analysing data and reaching sound conclusions. In reality, the rational brain is constantly fighting against a mass of evolutionary history. At its core, the brain stem is basically a lizard. It is old, instinctive and only cares about survival – fight or flight. The problem is that the lizard is a dinosaur, not prepared for the 21st century. Most information does not require fight or flight decisions - but the lizard responds anyway! We can subdue the lizard, but it takes its toll. Fight or flight is disastrous for long term planning. To shield our client’s retirement plans from the lizard, we need a process we can rely on. Then we can focus on the long term and not get confused by short term noise. 7IM will share adviser research which shows how the development of CRPs is gathering speed and evolving. We will look at the different approaches and key variables to consider with CRPs, as well as the opportunities.
The changes to death benefits have had a fundamental impact on advisers, their clients and also the beneficiaries of clients. However, there has also been an impact on their professional connections especially solicitors who are involved in estate planning. This seminar will briefly mention the law and some of the areas which are causing problems for advisers, but it will also consider where advisers can add value to their professional connections by explaining areas where pensions legislation may interact with other areas of the law. The session will focus on four main areas of the difference between the law and schemes; taxation of death benefits; IHT and the potential impact; and when it might be useful to use a trust for pension death benefits. This session will consider the facts but also the planning that needs to be considered if your client wants to pass on their death benefits.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
The Office of Tax Simplification is currently carrying out a review of Inheritance Tax, commissioned by the Chancellor. This session will consider the published findings and recommendations of the review and will then consider the outlook for IHT planning opportunities in 2019 and beyond.
At the end of this session you will be able to:
Protection means different things to different people, are we as an industry guilty of not making things clear and easy to understand? Why is the protection of a client’s income often overlooked and pushed down the order of priorities after life and critical Illness cover? What happens if they are self-employed? We will also highlight how Income protection for somebody who is self-employed could lead to introducing the benefits of Relevant Life Plans to provide them with some valuable family protection.
The learning outcomes for our session will be:
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.
Robert F Parker Financial Services
Legal & General Investment Management
Company: Legal & General Investment Management
Paul is responsible for LGIM’s relationships with third party distribution channels. These include national advisory firms, networks, service providers, life offices and platforms. Paul joined LGIM in 2018 from Premier Asset Management where he held the title of Head of Strategic Partners. This was a new area for Premier’s distribution, which Paul began, and he quickly established success in the role growing support from both existing clients, establishing new partners, and building a team. Prior to this Paul has held positions at Cazenove Capital Management and Zurich Intermediary Group. He has over 20 years of Financial Services experience.
Ross is responsible for Schroders’ strategic retail partnerships, focusing on life companies and fund supermarkets. This role aims to maximise all opportunities with agreed accounts working in conjunction with their sales, marketing and national and network accounts. Ross joined Schroders in 2006 from Scottish Widows.
Unbiased Financial Group LLP
Barclays Bank PLC
Seven Investment Management
Company: Seven Investment Management
Andrew joined 7IM in February 2008. He works in the Business Development team, leading 7IM’s interaction with advisers throughout the South East, East Midlands and Northern Ireland. Andrew is involved across the 7IM proposition, including all of 7IM’s investment services and their technology. Andrew holds the Chartered Wealth Manager Qualification.
Company: TIME Investments
Henny joined TIME in January 2014 and is the Senior BDM for the London region. She has worked exclusively with financial advisers, wealth managers and private banks over the last 11 years helping add value to their client banks and their professional connections. Henny is a regular speaker at Industry Events.
Company: Scottish Widows
Tom has over 22 years experience in the financial services industry and has worked for Scottish Widows for 18 years. During this time he has built strong intermediary relationships in the Central London area specialising in the Corporate Pension market. Excited by the prospect of the new Intermediary Protection launch and the challenge of specialising in a new product area, Tom joined the Scottish Widows Protect team in 2015. Tom has CII qualifications in Advanced Pensions as well as R05.
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