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The week after Easter was unusually eventful. The regulator published its business plan and adviser fees for the year ahead, while Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap General Election not many people saw coming.
Amid the furore you may have missed these stories:
The FCA is hiring. The regulator has begun taking in applications for a new head of Project Innovate role.
Must-Attend Events for Advisers
Jersey Finance is holding its Annual Private Wealth Conference, ‘A New Harmony', on 16 May in London. The event will feature broadcaster and political commentator Nick Robinson, who will offer an insight into the rapidly changing UK and wider political environment. Book your place here
Suffolk Life is running a series of seminars titled 'Why SIPP it?' The events are free to attend and will be held throughout the UK during April and May. For more information and to register, click here
Financial Services Expo Manchester will be held on Wednesday 17 May at The Emirates Old Trafford. The day will offer a range of seminars, and networking opportunities, plus the chance to earn CPD hours. To register, click here
TISA is hosting a seminar in London on pension communications and new technology. The seminar will take place on 24 May and will include a debate chaired by Richard Harrington. For more information, click here
Intelligent Partnership is hosting a series of eight BPR (business property relief) showcase events for advisers throughout May. The events are free to attend and garner three hours' CPD. More information is available here
The ETF Forum will be running a series of free CPD-accredited workshops in the second week of June to enhance adviser and wealth manager understanding of ETFs. Presenters will include BMO Global Asset Management, ETF Securities, WisdomTree, the London Stock Exchange, S&P Dow Jones Indices and HSBC Global Asset Management. Register here
Financial Services Expo Wales is to be held at Celtic Manor in Newport on Wednesday, 28 June. It will include a range of CII-accredited seminar presentations. Further details including how to register can be found here
The FS Open will be held the following day - also at Celtic Manor. The new financial services golfing tournament pits 20 teams of four players against one another. Full details can be found here
Momentum UK has appointed Peter Mann as non-executive board director. Mann's career in financial services spans 30 years, including positions at Bankhall, Skandia UK and Old Mutual Wealth.
Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group, has appointed William Ferreira in the newly created role of head of machine learning. The department will provide portfolio managers with tools and techniques through which to support their analysis and decision-making processes.
Hermes Investment Management has appointed Andrew Jackson as head of fixed income. He joins from Cairn Capital where he was chief investment officer.
Tilney has hired former HSBC premier client manager Darren Steadman as financial planner in its Bristol office.
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