It's Professional Adviser's weekly heads-up on events, hires and other useful bits for financial advisers …
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In case you missed it…
The Financial Conduct Authority banned a husband and wife financial adviser duo from working in financial services for "integrity failings" following a string of mis-selling claims.
Tom Hopkins said he feared the responses to the Patient Capital Review consultation may fall upon deaf ears and urged advisers to remember there is always a way forward.
Fairstone has appointed Sheriden Davy as group compliance director, with effect from January 2018.
Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has appointed Nick Rucker as national head of tax, trusts and estates. George Merrylees has also been promoted to partner.
Xafinity Group has hired Mark Barlow as an actuary, who joins from PwC.
Raymond James has expanded its network of branches in London with the opening of an office on Royal Exchange Avenue. The new branch will be led by Edward (Ted) Rust, offering bespoke investment and wealth management services to private clients across the UK and overseas.
Sanlam UK has appointed Charlie Parker as head of portfolio management.
Investec Wealth & Investment has added to its Reigate office with the appointment of Lucy Grier as business development director.
Legg Mason has promoted Joe O'Donnell to head of wealth management distribution and investment trusts.
RSM has appointed Sophie St John as a private client partner in its client legal services practice.
Openwork has appointed Ian Buchanan and Andy Smart as non-executive board directors.
Former Investec head of investment banking David Currie is to replace Keith Carby as chairman of the Foster Denovo board.
Must-attend events for advisers
Professional Adviser's Smarter Business Roadshow will move on from Manchester this morning to visit Birmingham and London on the mornings of 18 and 19 October respectively. The events, which have full CPD accreditation from the CII and CISI, will feature speakers from Brooks Macdonald, Intelliflo, Prudential and the lang cat. You can find out further details or register here
SimplyBiz has announced this year's second round of learning and development events, to be held at 21 venues across the country beginning 17 October in Wakefield. Advisers can register through the SimplyBiz website here
The ETF Forum will run a series of UK based roadshows in November 2017, kicking off in Glasgow on 1 November. The ETF Forum aims to provide advisers and wealth managers with a better understanding of ETFs and how to use them as effective investment tools in order to build or enhance well-diversified portfolios. More information can be found 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
FS Legal Solicitors continues its a series of free nationwide seminars on ‘How to develop a saleable financial practice' this month. 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 regulatory updates. To register, click here
The CISI and Thomson Reuters have teamed up to produce three seminars throughout October and November in Edinburgh, London and Manchester. Titled ‘MiFID II: Preparing for January 2018 and Beyond', the seminars will specifically cover multiple topics including regulatory expectations under MiFID II. More information can be found 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 an event, 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 professional fund due diligence. Registration details and more information can be found here
TISA will host 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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