It's Professional Adviser's weekly heads-up on events, hires and other useful bits for financial advisers …
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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In case you missed it…
Advisers questioned whether the incoming MiFID II rule requiring a client to be notified when their investment falls by 10% or more, would be of use to the client and worth the cost of implementation.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said almost all self-invested personal pension (SIPP) providers were meeting the capital adequacy rules introduced 12 months ago. In response to a Freedom of Information request, the regulator said it was working with one unnamed firm who did not meet the new rules to "ensure they address" the new requirements.
Don't forget to enter...
Adviser and adviser-related businesses around the country have less than a week left to enter the 2018 Professional Adviser Awards. The deadline for entries is 25 September 2017 and you can visit our dedicated awards website here
Legal & General is taking submissions for its seventh annual Business Quality Awards, taking place on Thursday 8 February. The awards comprise nine categories, including a new one for Protection Written in Trust. Entrants have until 6 October to apply and more information can be found here
Smith & Williamson has appointed Matthew Finch as an associate director on its outsourced investment services business development team.
GAM has hired Adrian Gosden as an investment director, to manage a new UK equity income fund, expected to launch later this year.
Financial services firm Beckett Investment Management Group has taken on five new recruits. Jonathan Law, Helen Johnson and Jane Drummond will work with Beckett's private client team, while Lynne Clark joins the firm's employee benefits team. Melana Shickle joins as an employee benefits consultant, advising Beckett's corporate clients.
Dentons Pension Management has appointed Nathan Searle as business development manager for South Wales and South West England. He joins from LV=.
Pareto Financial Planning has recruited chartered financial planner Marcus Pilkington to its advisory team and Nicky Aspray as operations manager. The Manchester-based financial services company has also hired paraplanner Richard Duncan, adviser support team member Andrew O'Nions and Martyn Scobbie as finance controller.
Brewin Dolphin has hired Tom Colburn as divisional director in its London office.
Wealth management firm Apollo Private Wealth has appointed Ilario di Bon as a non-executive director.
Investment ratings and research agency FE has appointed Neil Bradford as CEO.
Founding partner of healthcare, energy, climate change and finance think tank Meteos Sophia Tickell is to join Liontrust as a new non-executive director in October.
Must-attend events for advisers
Professional Adviser's Multi-Asset Roadshow begins today, with speakers from Defaqto, Fidelity, First State, Prudential Portfolio Management Group and Seneca IM visiting Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London and Manchester between 19 and 28 September. To find out more or book your place, please click here
The Society of Mortgage Professionals is holding six mortgage and protection roadshows throughout the country starting from 26 September. Find a full agenda and reserve your place here
The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) is running a series of seminars for advisers and wealth managers until November. Led by AIC head of training Nick Britton, each event will include presentations from investment company fund managers. To book, click here
The CISI Financial Planning Conference is taking place between 25 and 27 September. The theme is 'Focus on the Future' and guest speakers include former pensions minister Steve Webb and ex-IFP CEO Nick Cann. To book, click here
FS Legal Solicitors is holding a series of free nationwide seminars on ‘How to develop a saleable financial practice', throughout September and October. The seminars will offer practical advice on how to avoid a buying and selling disaster, tips on creating value and selling efficiently, as well as offering regulatory updates. To register, click here
On 4 October, Candlewick Capital is hosting its Buffettology Fund Lunch in Harrogate. The seminar will be an opportunity for advisers to learn more about the CFP SDL UK Buffettology Fund from manager Keith Ashworth-Lord. For more information, click here
HSBC Global Asset Management is hosting a series of events for advisers on the benefits of income investing on a global basis. The events are taking place in Edinburgh, Manchester, Harrogate, Birmingham, Bristol and London during the first week of October. You can register here
The Later Life Academy is running a series of events throughout November, to support advisers entering the later life market. Each 'New Horizons' event intends to help advisers understand the basics of the later life market, what opportunities are available, and what ‘best practice' advice looks like. To book onto one of the events, click here
The Personal Finance Society is hosting its flagship conference, 'A Festival of Financial Planning' in Birmingham on 7 and 8 November. Speakers include former pensions ministers Ros Altmann and Steve Webb, and World Cup-winning rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward. To book tickets, click here
AJ Bell is hosting Investival on 9 November. The event combines investment industry insights with live music and entertainment. Speakers include Andy Bell, Neil Woodford, Mark Barnett and Edward Bonham Carter. For more information, click here
Throughout November, Parmenion will host several regional advanced investment courses. Accredited for five hours of CPD, they are designed for those seeking a greater understanding of investment management and deeper insight into professional fund due diligence. Registration details and more information can be found here
TISA is hosting its annual conference on 21 November. This year's theme is 'Going Global: Transforming the UK into a smarter global financial centre'. Speakers include secretary of state for work and pensions David Gauke. For more details and to register, click here
The Social Investment Academy is holding a seminar on social impact investing on 29 November in London. Delegates will hear from stakeholders and learn about investment opportunities and suitability issues. Book your place here.
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