The Association of Independent Financial Advisers is holding its annual conference next week in Lond...
The Association of Independent Financial Advisers is holding its annual conference next week in London.
Marking Aifa's first anniversary the conference, which is to be held on 20 September at New Connaught Rooms in Holburn, will be hosted by former BBC newsreader, Martyn Lewis.
Key speeches at the conference will include Michael Folger of the FSA, Walter Merricks of the Financial Services Ombudsman, Howard Flight, MP, Philip Scott of CGNU and Colin Harris, chairman of the Mortgage Code Compliance Bureau.
Paul Smee, director general of Aifa, will be delivering the main speech on the achievements of the association in its first year as well as a look at the challenges facing Aifa and IFAs in the year ahead.
In an interview with Investment Week earlier this month, Smee said some of the key issues facing the intermediary industry included the impact of the FSA, the review of the polarisation regime, simplification of Pep and Isa rules and the issue of advice within stakeholder.
There will be an afternoon panel session in the afternoon where IFAs can ask questions of the day's speakers. The conference costs £50, for tickets call on: 020 7596 6722.
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