The Society of Financial Adviser's annual Update conference has been revamped to give a ‘pick ‘n' mix' feel this November of technical and regulatory advice, business practice, product and investment updates.
Past years of the Sofa Update conference have encouraged delegates to ‘think outside the box’ and discuss new ideas for practice management and industry change, so the 2004 mix of workshops a and interactive sessions are designed to expand on that theme.
Speakers scheduled to offer their thoughts at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole on 23rd and 24th November include industry consultant Dr Ros Altmann, Steve Bee, head of pensions strategy at Scottish Life, Stewart Ritchie, director of pensions development at Scottish Equitable, George Luckraft, fund manager at Framlington, Nigel Peaple, policy adviser on EU pensions and savings at the ABI and Fay Goddard, director of policy at the AIFA.
Streams of update sessions will look in particular at the implementation of pending pensions reform and depolarisation investment decisions, tax planning, and business efficiency, in the hope of uncovering new ideas which might help financial intermediaries build their businesses under tighter margins and a struggling public image.
Bob Bullivant, Sofa managing director, says the conference has been designed to double the number of sessions to choose from.
“We have worked hard to redesign the conference format to offer much more choice and flexibility without compromising on the high standards that members have come to expect from the Sofa Update conference.
“In theory, two delegates attending the conference could choose completely different sessions over the two days, creating their own tailored programme,” adds Bullivant.
For more information about the conference and a complete breakdown of all sessions telephone 020 8332 7689 or go the to Sofa website.IFAonline
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