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Bee takes to the road with 1% world tour

Scottish Life is kicking off its national pension tour for IFAs in Edinburgh this spring at the home of Hibernian Football Club.

Head of pensions strategy Steve Bee and Royal London Asset Management head of business development Stan Bland will be taking to the road on the 1 Per Cent World Tour”

The tour follows last year&#39s CP61 Revisited tour, which attracted over 2,000 IFAs across the UK. It will be calling at 21 venues up and down the country, starting on February 25.

The new tour, branded Be told, be heard, Bee Bland, will take a light-hear-ted yet detailed look at the latest pension legislation and technical issues.

In particular, the seminars will explain to IFAs the benefits of the changed pension environment following the introduction of the new defined-contribution tax regime as well as pension and investment opportunities.

IFAs attending the roadshows will also be given an analysis of the new pension environment written by Bee.

Head of communications Alasdair Buchanan says: “As pension specialists, operating solely through the IFA channel, Scottish Life has a responsibility to keep IFAs informed of what is happening and how they can benefit. Steve Bee&#39s seminars have attained cult status as the most entertaining yet highly effective way of communicating complex and important information to IFAs.”


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