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Next Advice Show: 2nd December 2019

As we head towards the end of the year and start to look ahead to the dawning of a new year and, indeed, a new decade, it’s a great time to take stock and to consider what’s coming up, what will shape the advice sector and where you may need support in 2020.

With this in mind, we are pleased to announce a special year end Advice Show programme, a 3-hour live broadcast designed to bring you all the latest thinking, developments and to address the issues you’ve told us are on your list for 2020.

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  • 10.30 - 11:15 - Market and economic outlook for 2020

    Our ever-popular market update session returns for a review of the 2019 market, and a look forward to what our experts think we should expect to see in 2020. It would be fair to say we’ve had a somewhat turbulent year in UK politics, and our specialist panel will discuss what effect this upheaval may have on the market over the next twelve months. Things haven’t been any calmer globally, and we’ll also take a virtual trip around the world to see how trade wars and disputes are steering the international markets. We’ll also hear what our investment gurus think will be the ‘ones to watch’ next year and what have been the surprise successes of 2019.


    • Richard Whitehall, Head of Portfolio Management, Aegon
    • JP Morgan (speaker TBC)
    • Laura Frost, Investment Director, M&G
  • 11.15 - 11:35 - Investing in 2020 and beyond

    After our experts have toured the global markets, we will take a unique look at investing in 2020 and beyond. Whilst traditional investment will no doubt remain strong, we will look at some of the newer trends and solutions, and at how some of the more non-traditional routes may play a part in 2020 planning and beyond.


    • Gordon Pugh – Senior Business Development Manager at Blackfinch
  • 11.35 - 12:10 - Meeting the needs of the 2020 client

    After hearing about the markets and about some of the solutions that may drive your 2020 strategy, we now look at what all this means against the backdrop of changing client dynamics.

    Intergenerational advice is becoming a real talking point amongst advisers – how do you protect the wealth you have helped to build and preserve and how can you influence beneficiaries and dependents, and, of course, with the issue of care planning high on the agenda, this is becoming ever more prevalent.

    With this in mind, Gillian Hepburn – Intermediary Solutions Director at Schroder, leads a panel of experts as we explore some of the issues and opportunities coming your way in 2020.


    • Gillian Hepburn, Intermediary Solutions Director, Schroders
    • Jacqueline Berry, Founding Director, My Care Consultant
  • 12.10 - 12:30 - SM&CR: Last call and look ahead to 2020 regulation

    With just a week to go until the first wave of SM&CR implementation, our regulatory expert will provide a snapshot of and, crucially, make sure you’re on top of what happens next, with this new regime. There’s a host of other regulatory papers, consultations and policies heading our way in 2020, so we’ll also be taking a look at the upcoming news around vulnerability, suitability and the Fifth Money Laundering Directive. We’ll also be discussing one of the issues having the widest impacts on the market at the moment; DB pensions.


    • Gary Kershaw, Group Compliance Director, SimplyBiz Group
    • Richard Nuttall, Director of Policy, SimplyBiz Group
  • 12.30 - 12.45 - The Solicitors Regulation Authority – new opportunities for financial advisers

    The new Solicitors Regulation Authority 'Standards and Regulations' was implemented on the 25th November, providing opportunities for advisers looking to build partnerships with solicitor firms.

    The new regime introduces a 'firm' code of conduct as well as the 'individual' code of conduct for the first time, and with it, an expectation that the businesses should establish firm-wide processes to ensure the professionalism of individual solicitors, and this includes for third party referral.

    Our own SIFA Pro Managing Director, Dave Segar will talk about how firms who understand the new rules can professionally tailor their approach to the solicitor connections they are or hope to be working with.


    • Dave Seager, Managing Director, SIFA Pro
  • 12.45 - 13.15 - How can I take advantage of technology?

    In our recent survey, you told us that tech poses the biggest opportunity of 2020, and that one of the biggest challenges you face is around administrative burden. With this in mind, we’ve assembled a crack team to provide you with all the solutions you need going into next year and beyond!

  • 13.15 - 13.30 - 2020 vision

    After we have looked at some of the key influences for 2020 and beyond, our own non-Exec Chairman, Ken Davy, will leave you with his thoughts on the future before we go off air…


    • Ken Davy, Non-Executive Chairman, SimplyBiz Group