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Experienced Paraplanner (Durham)

Reference:
VAC-32
Sector:
Compliance, Employee Benefits and Pensions, Finance and Risk, Intermediary Sales, Wealth Management
Salary:
£20,000 to £42,000 Per Annum
Town/City:
Durham
Contract Type:
Permanent

Qualifications Required:  Working towards or have Level 4 diploma in financial planning

Key Attributes: Excellent report writing skills, Good technical knowledge of advice and product options, Able to analyse statistics, Able to conduct research for appropriate providers and investments, Good understanding of compliance issues, Time management skills, Interpersonal and IT skills.

Typical work activities
To analyse fact-finding data and understand if there is sufficient information on which to base a suitability report

Understanding the required content of a suitability report and conducting own research into any missing information before compiling it

Able to use paraplanner on-line software to amend and mould template report into a client-specific document

Knowledge of Analytics and back office systems such as Intelliflo

Analysing statistics

Working with IFAs on what recommendations would best suit the client in line with their objectives and circumstances

Liaising with compliance on pre-sale checks, maintaining logs, use of risk warnings etc

Working with the admin team on obtaining all the policy information, initial questionnaire responses for switches, logging of client data onto DORS and DDMS, and completion of the client file

Doing project work including in depth research and analysis and recommendations on matters such as platform reviews, tax-planning products and providers based on established criteria

Due Diligence work on providers of certain products e.g. VCT and EIS

Dealing with clients’ technical queries and providing generic guidance in the absence of IFA

Attending relevant CPD events for role and keeping a log of all CPD activity completed

Maintaining regulatory and compliance knowledge by completion of mandatory Eukleia training, understanding of compliance manual and employee handbook

Completion of suitability reports in a timely fashion and meeting any targets agreed with the director

Being able to use web-based software including Synaptics, Morningstar and Paraplanner on-line