Published
31st January 2024
Location
Welwyn
Job Type
Salary
£30,000-£45,000

Description

We are currently recruiting for an Investment Management business that provides a comprehensive financial planning and discretionary management service to clients. They provide investment advice, pension, protection, and holistic financial planning to both corporate and individual clients. They also offer a discretionary investment management service where they manage investments for clients.

They have an experienced team from a range of professional backgrounds. They are passionate about client service and have a structured approach in ensuring they regularly communicate with clients so that financial planning remains a priority. They work closely with many financial institutions to provide innovative solutions, which will add value to their clients.

They are looking for a qualified Paraplanner to join their team they would also consider someone who is 1 exam off becoming diploma qualified.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high level of technical support
  • Ensure all compliance procedures and client files are maintained to a high standard
  • Preparation and writing of reports for clients on financial planning matters
  • Undertake research as required for specific projects, i.e. on providers and investments
  • Obtaining quotations, valuations and other relevant literature to accompany client reports
  • Preparation of packs for meetings with clients including investment valuations
  • Provide tax packs
  • Maintain annual Client review process by reviewing portfolios and writing review letters and updating systems.
  • Liaising with Admin/Support to arrange Client review meetings where applicable
  • Liaising directly with clients as the "assistant to the advisers". This will include queries in connection with the client’s financial affairs. It will be important that the candidate obtains detailed knowledge on all clients for whom he/she is working to carry out these tasks.
  • Preparing New Business checklists to pass to the Administration Department after checking Applications, anti-money laundering documents and illustrations before the business is placed for clients. Update new Client Progress & Compliance and Monitoring sheet.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects as required
  • Attend client meetings, when required, with advisers, and contribute to such meetings
  • Attend and contribute to regular team meetings as required
  • Cash flow planning
  • Learning and using all applications required for the job including:
  • - Microsoft Office, Financial Express Analytics, Exchange, Intelliflo, Virtual Cabinet, Cashcalc
  • - Primary Platforms e.g. AEGON (Cofunds) and Fidelity FundsNetwork

Technical Knowledge and Qualifications:

The successful candidate should be comfortable and understand the structure of equity, pension and life products and be willing to learn and understand more complex financial products.

Technical knowledge is a pre-requisite. The candidate should have attained the Diploma in Financial Planning and working towards becoming Chartered is encouraged but not a requirement for this role.
Support in attaining qualifications is provided.

Key skills and personal attributes

  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Supervisory and coaching skills
  • Capable of demonstrating influencing and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Honesty, integrity and ability to maintain good working relationships are key attributes
  • Focused and responsive to the need to deliver a high quality of service
  • Capable of working in a team and independently with the ability to manage own workload
  • Good time management skills and ability to work under pressure to meet specific deadlines
  • Articulate, well presented and comfortable dealing with a wide range of individuals including clients and other professionals, maintaining the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
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