South Wales Specialist Regional Roadshow | Retirement & Investment | H2 2021

We’re delighted to announce our phased return to events in September 2021!

We would like to introduce our renowned specialist Retirement & Investment roadshows. These events will provide advisers with the opportunity to consider the most topical and emerging considerations that may influence their investment advice, combined with the world of retirement, which has radically shifted as a result of the pandemic, with client expectations, aspirations and needs ever-changing; increasing the responsibility placed on advisers to respond in terms of both their understanding and advice process.

Join us to hear from leading subject matter specialists, as they provide delegates with a valuable day of structured CPD and actions to support advisers in continuing to deliver better consumer outcomes.


Programme highlights include:

  • The new age of capitalism
  • Tax planning considerations for business owners
  • Corporate bonds: the underappreciated asset class in which alpha generation is the key
  • The age of responsible capital
  • A regulatory insight

Download the full agenda and book your free place now by following the links on this page.

Lunch/refreshments will be provided. Please note that we anticipate high demand for delegate places, so early registration is advised.


COVID Guidelines

We are delighted to be returning to face-to-face events and want to reassure you that the health and safety of our staff and members are our priority and we remain committed to making your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Whilst restrictions have now been lifted, we will still be recommending important procedures and will be working together with the venues, to ensure a safe and successful return to physical events. We ask you to please follow these guidelines, where possible to ensure a safe environment for all attending.

  • Please do not attend events, if you have any COVID symptoms, please click here for up to date NHS information
  • Take a lateral flow test on the morning of the event, allowing at least 30 minutes for accurate results.  Please click here to order directly from the NHS website.
  • Please check in via the NHS track and trace app, on arrival
  • Encouragement of wearing facemasks in public areas (unless seated)


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.

We look forward to seeing you soon and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the events team at regionals@thepfs.org.

 

A selection of delegate feedback from recent PFS specialist events:

“A first-class event and selection of speakers. Thank you.”

“A well organised, informative event with an excellent blend of topics.”

“Excellent. Extremely informative and educational.”

Programme  

08:45 - 09:30 Registration



09:30 - 09:40 Chair Introduction

Speaker: Ian McIver, Severnside Financial Planning Ltd

09:40 - 10:15 The New Age of Capitalism (Part 1)

Traditional models of capitalism have been dominant in financial markets since the 1970’s. These models have dictated that a company’s sole responsibility is to return profit to shareholders. Now, more than 50 years after the introduction of traditional capitalism, the very theory of the ‘’purpose of a company’’ is under the spotlight. Some point to the Global Financial Crisis as the beginning of the end for traditional capitalism and the COVID crisis acting as a significant accelerator to the pursuit of a New Age of Capitalism. In the Presentation M&G will discuss what influenced the 1st models of capitalism and how the changing landscape of the world around us has only served to drive change to new models & to readdress the purpose of a company.

  • Outline the  factors that are driving change towards a ‘’New Age of Capitalism’’ 
  • Explain why ‘’Companies with a purpose’’ can create long term competitive advantages.  
  • Understand the Tenets of Conscious Capitalism. 

Speaker: Andrew Holmes, M&G Invesments

10:15 - 10:50 Corporate Bonds: The Underappreciated Asset Class in Which Alpha Generation is the Key

Many advisers have little choice but to allocate at least a portion of some of their clients’ portfolios to corporate bonds. Whether this is achieved through holdings in strategic bond portfolios or in dedicated corporate bond portfolios, financial services professionals could be forgiven for questioning the rationale for doing so, not least if inflation starts to make a meaningful resurgence in the post-pandemic world, as many believe it could.Join Jupiter’s Adam Darling and Harry Richards for a fresh look at the asset class, when they will discuss:

  • The outlook for corporate bonds, including how they may behave in a range of inflation scenarios.
  • How, after a prolonged period of declining market and policy interest rates, a resurgence in credit market volatility could create some attractive opportunities for active fund managers to generate meaningful alpha, in a sector characterised by a wide dispersion of returns between top- and bottom-performing strategies.
  • The merits of genuinely active credit strategies in a rising interest rate environment, where passive strategies may be more prone to struggling.
  • The relative attractions of corporate bonds and mainstream equities, in terms of both long-term performance and volatility.
  • How the Jupiter corporate bond strategy has meaningfully flexed its asset allocations in recent years, enabling the management team to generate alpha both in risk-on and risk-off environments.
  • The importance of detailed credit research to building a meaningful picture of the true characteristics of individual issues, using case studies to illustrate the sometimes-surprising differences in risk/reward characteristics between different credit ratings and sectors.
  • The “levers” available to active credit managers to control risk exposure through the economic and interest-rate cycle. 
  • Why the corporate bond fund universe is markedly less homogeneous than it may at first seem. 

Speaker: Huw Davies, Jupiter Asset Management

10:50 - 10:55 Professional Qualifications Officer



10:55 - 11:15 Morning Break



11:15 - 11:20 Chartered Champion



11:20 - 11:55 Tax Planning Considerations for Businesses Owners

Too often complex planning scenarios are overlooked when addressing business owner or business needs, usually because the client will say that the accountant is looking after it, in reality, that is usually not the case. Accountants focus on dealing with what they have been asked to do rather than looking at what else could help the client or business. Is the business qualifying for Business Relief? Does the owner have other tax issues? What about the other senior people within the business, are they clients? Can I work with the business’ accountant to work in tandem and get introduced to other business owners? In this presentation, Octopus will look at the pitfalls of accumulating too much cash in a business, extracting cash from a business tax efficiently, and how you could help clients who are landlords with income tax issues. Matt Johnson, Strategic Partnerships Manager, will explore these areas and look at possible solutions that could be used to support your business owning clients.

  • Understand the consequences of retaining too much cash within a business. 
  • Identify advice opportunities for business owning clients. 
  • Articulate solutions that can be used with business owners.  

Speaker: Matthew Johnson, Octopus Investments

11:55 - 12:30 The New Age of Capitalism (Part 2)

The practical applications of Responsible Investing on CIP integration and the suitability journey.

 

  • To provide a rationale for the rise in the popularity of Responsible Investment. 
  • To review how the Asset Management and Financial Advice industries are responding. 
  • To be able to clearly articulate why a client’s money will now make a difference. 
  • To understand the various ‘types’ of responsible investor and their respective needs. 
  • To create the narrative for client conversations. 
  • To explain that ESG is simply an input to the investment process – Sustainability is an output. 
  • To explain the revised suitability journey and the practical application of fact find. 
  • To show how a CIP might evolve to meet the opportunity. 

Speaker: Jamie Farquhar, Square Mile

12:30 - 12:35 Education Outreach Ambassador

Speaker: Lewys Richards FPFS, Vital Financial Planning Ltd

12:35 - 13:15 Lunch



13:15 - 13:20 Membership Officer



13:20 - 13:55 Vorsprung durch active……

  • Describe some of key considerations when seeking to blend Multi Asset funds.
  • Explain some of the key benefits of active Multi Asset funds.
  • Consider how and why blending Multi Asset funds may not always be necessary.

Speaker: Simon Morris, Premier Miton Investors

13:55 - 14:30 Regulatory Outlook

Speaker: Matt Connell, Chartered Insurance Institute

14:30 - 14:35 Chair's close

Speaker: Ian McIver, Severnside Financial Planning Ltd

CPD

CPD CII Scheme
 
PFS Accredited 3h 30min

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.



Speakers  

Ian McIver

Severnside Financial Planning Ltd

Andrew Holmes

M&G Investments

Huw Davies

Jupiter Asset Management

Jamie Farquhar

Square Mile

Matthew Johnson

Octopus Investments

Lewys Richards FPFS

Vital Financial Planning

Simon Morris

Premier Miton Investors

Matt Connell

Chartered Insurance Institute

Ian McIver

Severnside Financial Planning Ltd

Venue  

The Vale Resort

Hensol Park
Vale of Glamorgan
Hensol
CF72 8JY


Partners in professionalism

FAQs

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Yes. If the Conference or session you want to attend is full, there are often cancellations so if you go on the waiting list it is likely you will be able to attend. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button above to go onto the Waiting List.

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It could be that you have entered your email address incorrectly or that you have switched to a new email address, or that for some technical reason your registration failed. Please contact the Personal Finance Society Conference office at regionals@thepfs.org and we can check your records.

At the present we are not able to automatically upload the CPD records, but we hope to be able to offer that service in the near future.

Please also note that you MUST sign in at the Conference for all sessions you attend in order for the Conference Office to validate your attendance.

You will be able to download your CPD Certificate from the PFS website after the event, and will receive an email within 48 of the event with the link to download your CPD certificate.

If you are unable to download your CPD Certificate after 48 hours, please email regionals@pfsevents.org to clarify this.

Please click here to view the schedule of forthcoming Conferences, regional events and what CPD sessions will be covered.

For general information and links about the CPD process, please click here.

To log-in and view your CPD records, please click here.

If you have any further queries about CPD, please contact the Personal Finance Society /CII on 020 8989 8464.

We will do our best to accommodate all dietary requirements. You can make us aware of this as part of the registration process, or update your Event Profile on the PFS website (click on My Events to login and then edit your requirements on your Event Profile).

Please email the Conference Office at regionals@thepfs.org after the Conference and we will send you the presentation slides.

The dress code is business attire.

We are delighted to be returning to face-to-face events and want to reassure you that the health and safety of our staff and members are our priority and we remain committed to making your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Whilst restrictions have now been lifted, we will still be recommending important procedures and will be working together with the venues, to ensure a safe and successful return to physical events. We ask you to please follow these guidelines, where possible to ensure a safe environment for all attending.

  • Please do not attend events, if you have any COVID symptoms, please click here for up to date NHS information
  • Take a lateral flow test on the morning of the event, allowing at least 30 minutes for accurate results.  Please click here to order directly from the NHS website.
  • Please check in via the NHS track and trace app, on arrival
  • Encouragement of wearing facemasks in public areas (unless seated)


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.

We look forward to seeing you soon and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the events team at regionals@thepfs.org.