Insightful sessions, explored alongside your local community!
We've taken member feedback on board and are making some exciting changes to our regional conferences. Here’s just a selection of comments from members who have recently attended our 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! 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 interactive 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.
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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 4 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
Over recent years, many clients have experienced significant gains in their portfolios. But this is not without risk, especially for those in decumulation. During 2022 and into 2023, the economy experienced a number of shocks that have been reflected in high levels of inflation and interest rates. As we contend with the consequences, there are three key challenges clients face: • Facilitation of more income to keep up with rising costs • Sustaining income over the longer term • Improving legacy benefits In this session, we will look at what can be brought into the mix to offer innovative features for a range of situations.
Economics and politics are significantly changing the financial planning landscape. Every pound must work harder. The devil is in the detail and along with the new Consumer Duty, many of yesterday’s approaches are at the end of the line. Join Quilter’s experts to discover the new golden era of client tax planning and the changes you can make to help your clients prosper.
Refuel and build up your professional network
The financial press frequently suggests financial advisers should cut their fees. We don’t agree. That said, not every advice business can fully articulate the value it delivers to its clients. Our industry research can help evidence your undoubted valued.
In this session you will learn:
‘The taxman’s taken all my dough…’ was the classic lyric from The Kinks 1966 no.1 hit Sunny Afternoon, focussing on the high levels of taxes of the day, but have things really changed? IHT continues to be one of the most controversial taxes, rising by a £1bn to a new all-time high of £7.1bn in 2022/23. With twice as many estates now paying an average IHT bill of £216k (suggesting a total estate of £1.5m+) and receipts forecast to hit £8.3bn by 2026/27 (or earlier!), can your clients afford not to do something about it? Whilst there are a range of investment based IHT planning solutions, It is often said that protection is the underpin of sound financial advice, because it can help to de-risk a client’s assets (and your adviser income), by generating a lump sum on death, either to protect the family, generate a legacy for the next generation or meet the IHT liability. So, this session will focus on the protection planning options available for clients, whilst keeping access to, and control of, their wealth, in a flexible and guaranteed way. This session will look at how whole-of-life, convertible term and joint life second death term policies, can be used to meet the IHT liability and how you can demonstrate the value of your recommendation. Given modern-day extended and complicated families, not only is the use of trusts imperative to ensure the right money, is in the right hands, at the right time, but also the use of children’s critical illness cover, to protect younger families. Ultimately, this is about providing your clients and their families with the reassurance and peace of mind that the IHT liability will be met on death and their estate preserved to pass on to their dependants or the next generation.
Grab yourself some lunch whilst speaking with our subject matter experts
Has the turbulence of the last few years left you feeling lost in the woods? In our presentation we hope to provide a comprehensive road map for financial advisers who find themselves disoriented in the current investment landscape. We will present on the recent macro events that have reshaped the markets and caused disruption for investors. We believe that investors must take a global approach to regional allocation and will focus on the benefits of investing outside of the US, looking at China and Europe as viable alternatives. It is important that Financial Advisers and Asset Managers alike recognise the impact of future trends in order to escape the metaphorical forest and position ourselves for success in an ever changing market.
• Explain the recent macro events that reshaped the markets and caused disruption for investors.
• Describe how investors have been positioned in the past and the regions they should look to allocate to, going forward.
• Recognise the impact of future trends on our industry.Speaker: James Bird, Fidelity International
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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.
Karl Steadman is a Retirement and Later Life Specialist at Just. Karl shares his knowledge of the retirement and later life markets with intermediaries through the delivery of high quality presentations and workshops, both face to face and online! He has over 26 years’ experience in financial services, working as an adviser and with product providers. Karl joined Just in 2009. Over the last 14 years, Karl has gained in-depth experience of the retirement income, lifetime mortgages and care markets.
Phil Griffin is a Retirement Specialist at Quilter. He is one of our pension gurus who works with advisers to make the technically complex accessible, with advice ideas for you and your clients. He leads an extensive portfolio of support from a practical workshop approach to learning through case studies and questions. Phil is a qualified Chartered Financial Planner with over 33 years experience in the Financial Services industry. He has been a member of the Quilter team for nearly 7 years, having previously held various roles at a well known Scottish office.
Andy has worked in the financial services industry for almost 40 years, with experience from life and pension providers, as well as a fund management company, where products and services are distributed through financial advisers. Before Andy joined Zurich over 20 years ago, he worked for AXA (Sun Life) in a variety of positions including final salary pension scheme administration, institutional pension investments and as an Investment Marketing Manager responsible for retail investments. Andy's role at Zurich has formerly been in the development and promotion of their wealth proposition - investment funds, structured products, ISAs, on/offshore bonds and IHT planning, to financial advisers. Since 2011, he has supported Strategic Partners as a dedicated presenter, responsible for promoting Zurich’s wealth proposition. Over the last 3 years he's been responsible for promoting its’ protection proposition to advisers, both at strategic partner and local adviser events.
James has worked in financial services for four years, joining Fidelity in 2015. He is responsible for managing national relationships with major distributors including Platforms, Ratings Agencies and Nationals and Networks. Prior to joining Fidelity, James was a qualified secondary school teacher, teaching History at a school in West Bromwich to 11-18 year olds. Aside from his love of History, James is a big sports fan, following Bath Rugby and England cricket. James lives in Fulham, London.
Colin has over 20yrs experience working in the pensions and retirement market and represents Prudential at various conferences. He has extensive knowledge of investments and pensions and is a fellow of the Personal Finance Society, holds the Certificate in Investment Management and is also Chairman of the Thames Valley PFS region.
Business Development, UK BSc (Hons) (Economics and Statistics), MBA (Distinction) Jim is focused on broadening and deepening our strategic partnerships through the adoptions of PortfolioMetrix technology solutions and investment services. With nearly 20 years of experience in financial services, he joining us from Tilney Smith & Williamson, where he was Director of Business Development in the North of England and was responsible for developing and supporting relationships with financial planning firms. Prior to this, he worked with Heartwood Investment Management., Pershing/BNY Mellon, and SEI Investments jn senior business development roles.
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Located inside the spectacular Select Car Leasing Stadium (previously The Madejski Stadium), our conference centre combines first-class facilities with the heritage of the iconic Reading Football Club.
Whatever your plans, our event spaces and function rooms offer fully customisable layouts, contemporary facilities, plus breath-taking views of the pitch.
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