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Prudential kicks off tour

Prudential kicks off tour

Prudential will host nationwide seminars for up to 2,000 financial advisers on pensions, investments and regulatory issues.

Prudential’s team will be travelling across the UK from 5 October to 2 November to give seminars on political and economic changes that have taken place over the last 18 months, and to consider what lies ahead.

Besides updates from pension and investment experts, Rory Percival, who was a specialist in financial advice and financial advice firms for the Financial Conduct Authority, will give an update to advisers on the latest regulatory matters, followed by a question and answer session.

Mr. Percival said: “I hope to provide some clarity about the FCA's expectations and examples of good practice.”

The seminars, which are free to attend, will last for two hours and will qualify for 120 minutes continuous professional development from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Cisi).

According to Vince Smith-Hughes, director of specialist business support at Prudential, “the last 18 months have been turbulent, not least for the financial adviser community.”

He said: “Adapting to pension freedoms, coping with market volatility and political uncertainty as well as increasing regulatory pressures have put an added strain on advisers, as they seek to help their clients plan for their financial futures.”

Mr Smith-Hughes added: “Our latest seminar series is designed with these challenges in mind and aims to cover the topical issues facing advisers.”

Exeter and Bristol will be the first locations of the seminars, on 5 October.

maria.espadinha@ft.com