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Parkside Recruitment
Job Type:
Financial Services, Paraplanner
£40,000 per annum
City Of London, London
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Paraplanner (Level 4) - London - £40,000

We are currently recruiting for a well established Financial Services organisation based in London for a Paraplanner (Pensions) on a Permanent basis.

A qualified and experienced paraplanner, working as part of a team of 6 paraplanners to deliver a first class research and report writing service to 20 Private Client Partners predominantly on the the Pensions side, assisting them in researching and documenting advice to their clients, in line with company advice process and compliance framework.

Your main duties will include:

  • Writing recommendation and strategy reports in line with FD's restricted proposition (where appropriate).
  • Dealing with compliance on cases which require pre-approval.
  • Undertaking cash flow modelling.
  • Other research tasks and project work where required.
  • Communicate with Partners on the progress of their cases.

Main responsibilities

  • To have a thorough understanding of the company advice process, Strategy and Suitability letter format, pre-approval process and the regulatory requirements imposed by the FCA and be able to deliver against these in agreed timescales.
  • To understand each client's circumstances, objectives, attitude to risk, capacity for loss, knowledge and experience and timescales to ensure advice is appropriate. If not, then an ability to challenge the adviser concerned to better understand why the recommendation is being proposed.
  • Prepare analysis of client's existing portfolio / holdings.
  • Conducting research and produce client facing Strategy Reports to facilitate business writing opportunities.
  • Prepare research and quotations for client meetings.
  • Dealing with client and provider correspondence (as part of the research and reporting process).
  • To follow the Company Client Services process to deliver a personalised and high quality service to Partners.
  • Liaise with colleagues, Compliance and Bankhall to assist the approval and submission of compliant new business.
  • Input all client information into the back office system and ensure all tasks are recorded and acted upon within the agreed timescales. Ensure client history is maintained.
  • Provide regular updates to the Partners on the progress of their cases so that they feel in control and can manage client expectations.
  • Develop working relationships with product providers.
  • Understand workflow and be able to deliver and report against various tasks, ensuring all concerned parties can easily review case status.
  • Work closely with other Paraplanners and Head of Paraplanning to share ideas and best practice, including assisting Manager with all aspects of a good customer experience and identify any improvements that can be made.
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with skills and experience.
  • To participate in appropriate company and departmental training, competence and development initiatives.

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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