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Experienced Paraplanner

Our client is looking for an experienced Paraplanner to join their team in Durham. You will be supporting one or more Financial Adviser/s with the advice process in a compliant and efficient manner. They are looking for a candidate that is highly organised, solutions orientated with a desire to work in a fast-paced environment. Specific activities include: • Check all compliance paperwork is present • Confirm client risk profile is determined • Discuss client objectives with Financial Advisers • Identify and obtain the information necessary to compile financial cashflow forecast • Compile draft net worth statement; income and expenditure statements and financial cashflow forecast and discuss with Financial Advisers • Identify areas for planning • Undertake research both independently and with the Financial Adviser to identify suitable solutions to meet the clients needs • Prepare information/comparisons for analysis by planner • Liaise with client’s legal and tax advisers (if applicable) • Consider current and future allocation of assets for investment strategy with regard to client risk profile • Prepare draft recommendation reports to be discussed/signed off by planner • Prepare suitability letters in accordance with the agreed recommendations • Complete application / proposals forms • Ensure all compliance paperwork is in order • Make changes to clients’ investments as instructed • Implement the chosen investment strategies • Act as main point of contact and deal effectively with queries from clients and other parties through effective communication • Establish and build strong relationships with clients and attend client meetings with Financial Adviser if required • Organise future planning meetings with client • Review investment portfolio, asset allocation, risk profile etc • Send planning figures to client for update and revision in preparation for next meeting • Initiate review meetings with clients Key skills/Experience required Essential • Understanding of the Financial Planning process, including Retirement Planning and Investment solutions. • Experience of investment and pension products from both a planning and operational perspective. • Ability to achieve agreed outcomes without supervision • Prioritise and plan own workload • Detailed and accurate • Articulate • Excellent inter?personal skills, both written and verbal • Ability to multi?task and prioritise effectively • Good IT skills • Good report writing skills • Ability to work independently and in a team Desirable • Broad knowledge of financial services world • High level of technical knowledge Qualifications Essential Level 4 qualified, although substantial Paraplanning experience is also greatly valued. 2 years relevant industry experience Desire to complete the Diploma, if not already completed, and maybe beyond. Please email CV to 

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