Advisers will have the opportunity to hear leading influencers and policymakers' thoughts on the future of the industry at Sesame's first national conference.
The Sesame Symposium, in London on 6 December, aims to help advisers respond to key challenges facing the profession into 2008.
Keynote speakers include AIFA chairman John Selwyn Gummer MP, former Which? chief policy adviser Mick McAteer, Standard Life chief executive Trevor Matthews and FSA’s small firms division director Stephen Bland.
Delegates can also attend panel debates on a wide range of topics including:
- The impact of the Retail Distribution Review and the outlook for small adviser firms
- The rise of wrap and fund platforms and the threat to independence
- Is chartered status worth the effort?
- Is commission really a bad way of buying products?
- Whether affordability is the next miss-selling controversy
Sesame’s CEO Patrick Gale says the new national conference is set to become the IFA support provider’s flagship adviser event.
“The conference will offer advisers an exclusive opportunity to hear first hand the views of some of our industry’s leading opinion formers, and take part in a series of lively and challenging debates,” he says.
“At a time of fluctuating markets and deepening regulation, advisers continually face the challenge of delivering value to their clients and profit for their firm.
“We are designing the event to enable advisers to gather as much expert insight as possible, in order to help inform their decisions in 2008 and beyond.”
The Sesame Symposium is at the Park Plaza, Riverbank Hotel, on 6 December, details: www.sesame.co.uk/symposium.
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