Experienced Paraplanner (Linconshire)

Wealth Management
£25,000 to £35,000 Per Annum
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Relevant skills and knowledge

•             Excellent inter-personal skills, both written and verbal.

•             Excellent report writing skills.

•             Accurate with good attention to detail.

•             Time management.

•             IT usage

•             Detailed knowledge of the FCA’s rules and requirements.

•             Detailed knowledge of the FCA’s and the firm’s record keeping requirements.

•             Broad knowledge of the financial services sector.

•             High level of technical knowledge (level 4 financial planning qualification from the CII highly desirable)

•             Knowledge of the following software packages: AVELO, Equifax, Exchange, Threesixty online, Defaqto, Distribution Technology, Research websites (Trust Net, S&P, Cofunds, Morningstar, EMoneyfacts, Future Value Consultants, Word, Excel & WWW).

General responsibilities

•             Keep up-to-date with new product, technical or legislative changes within the marketplace.

•             Comply at all times with the firm’s Compliance; Training & Competence; Complaints and Data Security policies / procedures.

•             To ensure that the firm’s clients are treated fairly at all times.

•             To work as part of a team alongside the firm’s advisers, PAs and administrators to provide clients with a professional ongoing Financial Planning experience.

Specific responsibilities

•             Once in receipt of a completed ‘factfind’, collate all the relevant quantitative detailed information required and conduct appropriate research to compile a compliant Suitability Report.

•             Check all paperwork / information is available to ensure that the client file meets the FCA’s rules and requirements.

•             Discuss the client’s needs and objectives with the relevant adviser.

•             Undertake research to identify suitable solutions to meet the client’s needs and objectives.

•             Prepare information for analysis by the adviser.

•             If applicable, liaise with the client’s legal and tax advisers.

•             Prepare draft Suitability Report.

•             Discuss draft recommendation report with the relevant adviser.

•             Obtain ‘sign-off’ by the relevant adviser. 

•             Prepare suitability reports in accordance with the agreed recommendations.

•             Complete application / proposal forms.

•             Ensure all compliance paperwork is in order.

•             If relevant, act on any changes made by the client.

•             Implement the chosen / agreed investment strategies including on-line trading in an adviser’s absence.

•             If required, attend client meetings with adviser. 

•             Review investment portfolio, asset allocation, risk profile etc.