Financial Services Expo has revealed the line up of its financial adviser-specific conference programme put together by the IFA Centre, the trade association for IFAs.
The Financial Services Expo (FSE) 2013 will take place on 1-2 October at Old Billingsgate in the City of London and cover a range of seminar sessions for both financial and mortgage advisers.
The IFA Centre-supported seminar sessions will run over the course of the two days and covers diverse topics including structured investment products, index investing, outsourcing and insourcing, and auto enrolment. There will also be sessions on both the equity release market and the buy-to-let sector.
The final session on both days will cover the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) with Esrar Moitra of Optima RS on day one looking at how advisory firms can learn from the FCA’s signposts for firms since the start of the year, and Gill Cardy of IFA Centre providing a review of recent research into client’s understanding of the new regulatory world on day two.
The FSE is also running a mortgage-specific conference programme put together in conjunction with the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) and the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders’ Association (IMLA). Full details on these sessions are available on the FSE website.
James Prosser, director of Financial Services Expo, said: “Our aim has always been to provide a show which will interest all financial services professionals which is why we have worked closely with IFA Centre to offer this programme of seminars specifically for financial advisers. The sessions cover off a diverse range of topics and our speakers are experts in their field so all those visiting FSE should be able to gain a wealth of knowledge from attending.
“Given the fact the RDR environment is still a relatively new one which continues to raise questions we wanted to place it at the heart of this programme. We therefore have a session on both days looking at a different aspect of life with the RDR including how firms can learn from good and poor practice, and another revealing how clients are getting to grips with the changes.
“Coupled with our other mortgage-focused conference programme we believe FSE provides something for all financial services professionals regardless of the specific field they work in. Our exhibitor numbers continue to grow and we have a large number of providers ready and willing to engage with attendees about how they can enhance their business levels in the months and years ahead. A full rundown of all our IFA Centre seminar speakers and sessions is available on the FSE website, as is a list of exhibitors plus advisers can also register to attend the event itself. FSE promises to be a highly informative and worthwhile visit for the financial services community and we look forward to seeing all attendees in Old Billingsgate Market at the start of next month.”