conferences include NAPF Investment 2003, 27th annual UK insurance economists meeting and discussion of EU financial services action plan
A number of intermediary events are wrapping up in February, but the calendar for March is already filling with pension and insurance-focused events.
The AITC is this month commencing a series of 20 half-day workshops for intermediaries to run throughout 2003. The workshops focus on investment trusts, split-capital trusts and the outlook for world markets.
Further information and bookings on 020 7282 5577 or e-mail [email protected]
The 2003 Henry Stewart briefing on small, self-administered pension arrangements will be held at Radisson SAS Portman Hotel in London on 25 February.
It will look at strategies for the post Green Paper market, as well as the latest legislation and guidelines for Ssas.
Contact 020 7404 3040 or email:[email protected] co.uk.
The Financial Services forum annual members' conference is to be held on 26 February at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London.
The conference will focus on the future of financial services marketing and includes speakers from Firstdirect, AxaLife, Goldman Sachs, Abbey National, Hermes, Insight, Prudential and Norwich Union Insurance.
For further information, call on 020 7449 9000 or email [email protected]
The final two dates of the Scottish Equitable regional roadshow for intermediaries take place this week, discussing the key issues of the Government's Pensions Green Paper. The roadshows are free to advisers and run to 26 February.
For details of dates and venues, intermediaries should contact their local Scottish Equitable branch or telephone 0500 500 170.
Close Property Investment's roadshow on prospects for the property market in 2003 winds up on 26 February.
Further information on 020 7246 4000.
Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow, Aberdeen Asset Management and Pensions World are sponsoring a day of roundtable discussions on restoring confidence in the pensions industry. The event will take place at the National Liberal Club, London, on 26 February.
Contact City Forum Limited on 01373 834989 or via [email protected]
Schroders, M&G and Investec are to hold a joint seminar at Manchester United's Old Trafford ground on 27 February.
Speakers will include Andy Brough, manager of the Schroder UK Mid 250 fund, Keith Wade, Schroders' chief economist, Jim Leaviss, head of retail and institutional fixed interest at M&G, and Alistair Mundy, manager of the Investec Cautious Managed fund.
For more information, telephone Georgina Gates on 0161 877 8099.
Foreign & Colonial's investment workshop examining key tax allowances and exemptions for individuals runs until 28 February.
Contact: 0845 600 1868.
A technology exhibition for intermediaries is to be held at Manchester's G-Mex centre on 4 March. Exhibitors include Computacentre, IBM, Norwich Union, NPI, Positive Solutions, Prudential, Scottish Equitable, Standard Life, BMC Profiles and Positive Solutions.
For further information, contact Nicola Mitchell or Gina Courtis on 0870 241 5982.
Legg Mason is holding a morning conference, allowing intermediaries to meet and hear the views of four of its key managers, including US specialist Bill Miller.
The 2003 Investment Conference, which is by invitation only, is to be held on 6 March at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London.
Intermediary network Premier Connections is touring Britain until 6 March with a roadshow aimed at helping advisers develop their business models.
Further information on 0800 071 4716.
A conference entitled 'The Impact of the EU Financial Services Action Plan on the Regulation of the European Securities Markets' is to be held on 6 March at the Guildhall in London.
Speakers include FSA chairman Sir Howard Davies, LSE chairman Don Cruikshank and FSO chief ombudsman Walter Merricks.
Further information on 01483 720 707 or [email protected]
The NAPF Investment Conference 2003 will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 12-14 March. Speakers include Ruth Kelly, economic secretary to the Treasury, and Derek Higgs, author of the government-commissioned corporate governance review.
Further information from Amanda Redman on 020 7808 1300 or on www.napf.co.uk.
The 27th UK Insurance Economists Conference will run from 26 to 27 March at Nottingham University Business School's Jubilee Campus. Speakers include Simon Ashby from the FSA and Chris Curry from the Pensions Policy Institute. Topics to be covered include the impact of technology on underwriting, increased longevity, the rise in natural catastrophes and the accuracy of disclosed provisions of UK General insurers.
Contact: 0115 846 6607.
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