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. You can expect:
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 3 hours 5 minutes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Discuss a number of key priorities and processes advisers are implementing for consumer duty.
In this session, we provide a practical and in-depth look at proven, science-based strategies to help financial planning professionals improve their influencing skills and consistently persuade others. Increasing your influencing skills helps to build credibility, develop and maintain trusted relationships and improve results. Consumer Duty places such an emphasis on how advisers demonstrate and charge for the value they provide. It also focuses on the importance of clients understanding the advice we offer to make better and informed decisions. Those advisers who communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively can successfully navigate their clients and their business through the Consumer Duty requirements with ease.
The Products & Services Outcome and the “avoid causing foreseeable harm” rule will each mean revisiting and updating due diligence reviews on every provider an adviser recommends. And the FCA’s latest Dear CEO letter (issued 2/12/2022) reminded advisers (again) that due diligence (particularly in relation to investments) must be “robust”, so advisers need to take this seriously. This session looks at how to approach this, what you need to look at, how you can evidence your review and the tools to streamline the process for you.
Refuel and build up your professional network
We all witnessed the, almost, complete reversal of the mini budget with the Chancellors Autumn Statement introducing the potential for tax rises. You’ll have many clients affected by these changes and you yourself as a business owner may also be affected. We’ll assess the impact these changes will have with the reduction in the additional rate threshold, the dividend allowance and the capital gains exemption. And of course this is exacerbated by the fact that the dividend tax increase of 1.25% introduced in 2022/23 will be maintained in 2023/24. Company shareholders and those who directly hold equity OEIC funds are likely to be affected by all of these factors. This could result in those who do not need the income generated by OEICs moving towards insurance bonds as any dividends received will be exempt from tax. But what about business owners who extract their profits through income and dividends – how will these changes affect them and is there any way to mitigate the tax liability. One thing that is clearer than ever is that pensions continue to be (and are perhaps increasingly so) an efficient method of profit extraction. For any clients nearing the age at which they can withdraw income, currently age 55, this option becomes even more attractive. We’ll journey through a typical business owner profile to assess all of the changes, tax implications and possible planning points from April 2023.
By the end of the session you will be able to:
Explain the key tax implications for small business owners
Evaluate the planning and advice considerations when advising business owners
Demonstrate the impact of profit extraction on individuals
People are leaving their jobs in droves in what economists have dubbed the ‘Great Resignation’. And we've recently seen a new workplace trend emerge - 'Quiet Quitting'. Group Risk provider, YuLife will be taking a look at what is causing these phenomena and the key trends employers need to be addressing as we head into 2023. They’ll also be diving into how, by redefining the insurance model to move from protection to prevention, and by introducing gamification it can drive engagement and healthy habits for employees.
Identify the driving factors behind the “Great Resignation” and the key risks for businesses in 2023 that need addressing
Discover how redefining the insurance model to move from protection to prevention and introducing gamification can drive employee engagement
Grab yourself some lunch whilst speaking with our subject matter experts
Learn about developments in technology to aid the financial planning process.
An overview of where the NI economy currently is including whether we are in recession or out of recession, and where the economy is heading. The talk will address some of the mixed signals in the economy (some indicators have never been better and some have never been worse). Last month, for instance, the chancellor delivered a ‘Budget for Growth’ but the public finance outlook is increasingly challenging, not least in Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, inflation has not eased as quickly as had been anticipated, meaning the cost of living crisis and the cost of doing business crisis are set to continue for longer. This has implications for the Bank of England’s decision-making on interest rates. Dealing with these challenges is difficult enough but not having a functioning government in Stormont, makes a bad situation worse.Speaker: Richard Ramsey, Ulster Bank
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.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Company: Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Graham has worked in Financial Services since graduating from University, having studied Commerce and Risk Management. Initially he worked in the Life & Pensions world before moving into Asset Management over 20 years ago. His roles have always been in relationship management within the UK Financial Adviser marketplace. Graham enjoys the technical aspects of investing and uses his knowledge and expertise in helping advisers understand the nuances of different fund strategies and investment solutions. More recently Graham has focused on Responsible Investing, assisting Financial Advisers both to integrate Responsible Investment into their client conversations and also their investment portfolios. He holds a number of industry qualifications, including both the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and Diploma in Investment Management (ESG).
Company: DD Hub
Chris has worked both as an adviser to HNW clients and with providers. His interest in technology led him to found a multi-media business in 1991, to consult on web services in the early days of e-business and to design and oversee the build of a range of online data and other messaging services. His first-hand experience of working with Providers and Advisers ensures DD|hub stays focused on delivering benefits to advisers and providers – cutting out inefficient manual processes and allowing both parties to focus on delivering better outcomes for clients.
Kirsty began her financial services career in 1999, working for Standard Life and Royal London prior to Pru. Throughout her career she’s worked in various roles, all of which have been client or adviser facing. Initially focused on the Corporate Pension market she spent the majority of her time interacting with employers, employees and advisers however the last nine years have seen her focus shift to the individual retirement market as her area of specialty. An experienced public speaker and expert in all things pensions, Kirsty enjoys presenting and translating complicated pension matters into plain English! When she isn’t focused on pension matters, the majority of her time is spent running around after her daughter and dog…..not necessarily in that order!
Barry Waring is head of broker distribution at Yulife. He is passionate about the Group Risk market and has over 15 years’ experience in employee benefits. Starting his career at Legal and General before moving to Omnilife, where he started and headed up the sales team. In 2019 he moved to Fintech start-up Yulife. Barry is also the chairman of the Raising The Profile Committee for GRiD (Group Risk Development) the trade body for the group risk market. His team focus on how they can promote the group risk industry into the press, as well as upskill the market by running training programmes for its members.
Company: Ulster Bank
Richard Ramsey is Chief Economist, Northern Ireland, at Ulster Bank. He is a member of the Northern Ireland Finance Minister’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Public Sector Reform, and is a member of the Department of Finance & Personnel’s Statistics Advisory Council. Before joining Ulster Bank, Richard spent 10 years in the public sector – including spells as Principal Economist at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) and with Invest NI. He also held a number of economist posts within the Department of Finance & Personnel. Richard is a graduate of Loughborough University with a BSc in Economics & Human Geography and an MSc in European Economics and Finance.
The Kingfisher Hotel is an award-winning family friendly hotel and country club in Templepatrick, County Antrim, set in the private grounds of Castle Upton Estate. Just 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport and 12 miles from popular Belfast attractions, this charming hotel in Templepatrick is ideal for access to local businesses, Lough Neagh, Giant’s Causeway and local beaches.
Parking and WiFi complimentary to all guests.
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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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