DOWNLOAD your copy of the October 2020 issue of Professional Paraplanner HERE: Professional Paraplanner Magazine October 2020
In early September 2020, outsourced paraplanning firm Plan Works relaunched following founder Nathan Fryer being joined by experienced paraplanner Siân Davies Cole. Rob Kingsbury spoke to them about partnering up, what they will be offering financial planning businesses and their plans to grow the business over the next few years.
In an honest and open article, Damian Zhang, paraplanner at Foster Denovo, describes his experience with mental health issues and provides practical advice for individuals and for employers in understanding and dealing with the issues that can arise
White paper writing
Recently, Dan Atkinson, head of Technical at Paradigm Norton, had the opportunity to co-author a white paper on potential tax increases, aimed at helping the firm’s clients to understand the potential impact on their financial plans. Here he describes the process.
Lockdown’s effect on this year’s exams meant candidates suffered from cancelled and re-arranged exams, while issues with remote invigilation for some CII exams also caused headaches. We spoke to Ann Mora, operations manager at Brand Financial Training, about what happened and how things look now.
At the heart of any good business and work stream is good communication and… collaboration. We need more of it, says Michelle Hoskin, managing director Standards International
CISI’s Jackie Lockie finds that writing a financial plan using the client’s own words doesn’t always provide a defined picture of what the client wants and an actionable strategy
TAX PLANNING SPECIAL
Is the current market, economic uncertainty and noise around potential tax hikes causing clients concern around tax planning and affecting firms’ advice? We spoke to paraplanners about their experiences
IHT planning with a power of attorney
Jessica Franks, head of Tax, Octopus Investments, shoes how clients can achieve their estate planning objectives when a power of attorney is in place
The LTA charge
Should the Lifetime Allowance charge be avoided at all costs or are there circumstances where it is worth the client paying the charge? Dave Downie, technical manager, Standard Life
THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Certainty of income
David Hambidge, director of multi-assets at Premier Miton, considers the problems in producing a sustainable income in a world where uncertainty rules
Japan – what next?
Darius McDermott, managing director, FundCalibre, looks at the legacy of Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and following his announced resignation, where there may be potential concerns for investors
Does recovery from Covid-19’s impact require more of a Darwinian than a Keynesian approach? David Coombs, fund manager, Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio Funds takes a view
This issue the Fund Calibre team look at the UK Equity market