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Lighthouse seminars shed light on changing economy

National IFA and wealth manager Lighthouse is running a series of free seminars for financial advisers and investors on financial planning in a changing economic environment.

The firm wants to use the seminars as a vehicle to recruit more IFAs to join its growing salesforce of 185 RIs.

The seminars, which will take place around the UK and Dublin throughout October and November, are themed Riding the Wave of Change. They aim to show the impact that legislation, technology and globalisation have on investment.

There are two streams of seminars, one designed for investors and the other for advisers. The seminar aimed at advisers is entitled How to Stay Fast in Slower Times and addresses issues raised in the Sandler review, which has claimed that IFAs often lack the investment knowledge required to help clients make an informed decision.

The seminar for investors, Balancing Risk and Reward to Avoid Poor Performance, will discuss the integration of professional disciplines such as tax advice, asset management and the law. It is designed to give clients an holistic answer to financial issues. It will also give details on Lighthouse&#39s relationships with tax planning and investment specialists.

Lighthouse Group managing director Matthew Goldsmith says: “The seminars are an exciting opportunity for investors, business owners and financial advisers to be enlightened by provocative and innovative ideas regarding holistic and effective financial advice and business strategy.

“They are also an important platform from which Lighthouse can built on its client relationships and continue on its recruitment drive for the best practitioners in the business.”

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