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Pimfa to host virtual festival for advisers

Pimfa to host virtual festival for advisers

Pimfa is to hold a virtual festival in the summer in a bid to help financial advisers despite the coronavirus lockdown.

The trade association said the two-day festival, "Virtual Fest", would run entirely online on June 3 and 4 for all industry colleagues and would give wealth managers and financial advisers the chance to hear from experts on topical areas and priorities for the sector.

Topics covered will include cyber and operational resilience, ESG and impact investing, alongside compliance and regulation. The event will provide CPD hours and help those self-isolating continue their professional development, Pimfa said.

Online technical sessions, including webinars, virtual sessions with speakers, videos, PDFs and online resources will also be available while online attendees will be able to ask questions live during sessions.

A discussion portal will provide the opportunity to network online with fellow professionals.

Pimfa said they only things needed to join was computer and a good internet connection.

Liz Field, chief executive of Pimfa, said: “With so much volatility and uncertainty, many of our members will also be looking for guidance, advice and information too. Whether it’s how to engage with the regulator, how to stay safe while continuing to provide their clients with advice, or concerns about their own wellbeing.

“Pimfa will be there to provide our wealth management and financial advice colleagues with as much support as possible and Virtual Fest is an illustration of our continuing commitment to supporting your continued professional development during this period of isolation.”