Paraplanner, Birmingham (BW-1436)
This is an opportunity to join a well-regarded Wealth Management firm that deliver financial advice to private and corporate clients.
You will provide the advisers with paraplanning support to ensure the highest possible standard of client service delivery that is consistent and compliant.
As well as the firm’s Financial Advisers, you will work with the IFA Administrators playing a key role in providing an all-important, quality sales support function through effective use of software, as well as following set processes and procedures.
This is an active role – with interviews arranged by phone and Skype
Review fact finds, file notes, client risk profile questionnaires as provided by the Financial Advisers.
Undertake quotes using relevant in-house platforms or request quotes from external providers.
Undertake research and analysis, including:
- Fund research and analysis
- Product comparison and analysis
- Charges analysis
Compile suitability reports detailing the recommended advice to suit each client’s needs
Discuss the reports with the Financial Adviser, amending as and where necessary
Instruct the IFA Administrator to proceed with client pack preparation
Pre-populate client application forms ready for the Adviser to discuss with the client
Record, monitor and report on progress, completing the weekly logs to enable the Senior Paraplanner to review workflow across the team
Experience & Skills
Financial Planning Diploma Qualified (or equivalent professional qualification).
Demonstrable paraplanning experience.
Demonstrable knowledge of and proficiency in research tools ideally to include at least some of the following:
- Pension research: O&M
- Fund & Portfolio research: FE Analytics
- Annuity & Protection: Avelo Exchange
- Cash flow research: Voyant & Distribution Technology
- Risk profiler: Distribution Technology
- Product comparison: Capita Product comparator
- Wrap comparison: Wrap comparator
Experience of Discretionary Fund Managers and Model Portfolios
Experience working with templated suitability reports
Well organised with the ability to prioritise
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
High attention to detail