There’s now just 24 hours to go until FTAdviser’s inaugural Financial Advice Forum brings you all you need to know about the pensions, investment, mortgages and protection issues facing the industry.
Held in London on September 11 and Birmingham on September 17, the Forum will provide a wealth of insight on how advisers can deal with the new challenges emerging as the decade draws to a close.
Pension freedoms and demographic changes mean at-retirement business has been booming, but the question of how to safeguard clients’ pots – and how to charge for doing so – is still fiercely contested. Conventional investment strategies, too, are finally starting to be reconsidered after several years of stellar returns.
To this we can add the prospect of regulatory change, whether it be the mooted ban on contingent charging for DB transfers, the forthcoming review of RDR, or the ongoing impact of the likes of Mifid II.
It all means the industry is having to think more carefully than ever before about how best to cater to clients’ needs.
We’ve put together a top-quality line-up of speakers and guests to debate these issues and more. Those discussions will be book-ended by two keynote speeches: Chris Giles, economics editor at the Financial Times, will start the day by discussing the global economic outlook, while former pensions minister Baroness Altmann will conclude the event by examining how legislative and regulatory change has affected the advice industry.
We look forward to welcoming advisers tomorrow and next week. Those who haven't yet signed up to attend can click here to do so.