There was a heavy weight of expectation ahead of the Financial Advice Market Review final report.
The review was tasked with boosting access to advice, making advice more affordable and tackling the uncertainty around future liability. And all this while maintaining the high standards of the profession and ensuring we do not see a return to the misselling of the past. It was never said explicitly, but the FAMR has undoubtedly been about fixing where the RDR went wrong.
The final report, published earlier this week, put forward a total of 28 wide-ranging proposals for reform, countless consultations, and makes for at least two years of working through what change could look like.
As Money Marketing has made clear over the last few days, much of the FAMR’s recommendations need further clarity, and more substance. But despite any scepticism, the review remains the best opportunity advisers have to influence the regulations that are set to shape their business over the coming years.
This is where Money Marketing comes in. As a publication, we are constantly seeking to challenge policymakers about adviser related issues and provide firms with the information and insight they need to run their business.
We have historically done this through breaking news online and through our in-depth analysis in the magazine.
Increasingly, we are also looking to do this through our events, bringing advisers the best of MM in a live format.
With this in mind, we have created a new flagship event – Money Marketing Interactive.
Geared around the advice review, Money Marketing Interactive will bring together more than 400 advisers, high profile speakers including the FCA and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, and leading industry voices on what the next wave of reform will mean for advisers.
It has been designed so that advisers can flex the programme according to what they want to get out of the day, with tracks about running your business, technology, pension freedoms and tax planning.
You can also tailor the day to suit your needs by mixing and matching the sessions that are most relevant to you across different tracks.
As well as keynote speakers and industry panel debates, the programme is supported by workshops, advice clinics and sessions to allow advisers to share ideas on best practice and better ways of working.
We have worked hard on developing Money Marketing Interactive to make sure it delivers the high quality content, speakers and insight advisers have come to expect from us.
I hope you can join us for what promises to be a great day.
Money Marketing Interactive is being held on Thursday 26 May at Etc venues, Bishopsgate, London. To register for your free place click here
Natalie Holt is editor of Money Marketing – follow her on Twitter here