Senior Paraplanner London (GB)

Category
Relationship Management
Workload
Full Time (≥ 80%)
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About us

LGT Wealth Management UK LLP is a UK-based partnership, wholly owned by the private banking group LGT, which is in turn owned by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. When we set up LGT Wealth Management in 2008, our aim was to offer a fresh approach to wealth management. Alongside the LLP we also have two other entities which focus on US and Jersey based clients. Our head office is based in London however we have a presence in Edinburgh, Jersey, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol. The plan was simple: put our clients first by providing a transparent service, designed around what is right for each of them. By drawing together in-depth knowledge and experience from across the industry, we provide a flexible, bespoke service adapted to each of our clients’ needs.
Our mission is to create long-term value for all stakeholders. Our culture encourages individuals to generate, develop and implement ideas which will strengthen our business. Belonging, respect, integrity, conviction and entrepreneurship are our core values. As our brand recognition grows, we are fast becoming an employer of choice in our sector. We have over £29 billion in funds under management and circa 700 staff.

Your challenge

Brief Role Objective:

The primary role of the Senior Paraplanner is to provide a full professional and technical support function to both Senior Wealth Planners and Wealth Planners in meeting the client’s financial objectives. The Wealth Planners being supported may be based in the London office or across LGT’s UK regional offices (Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Leeds). The Senior Paraplanner will be based in the London office.

The Senior Paraplanner may also be responsible for mentoring less experienced Paraplanners, updating and reviewing advice report templates in line with legislative changes and collaborating with the Paraplanner Manager in reviewing cash flow modelling assumptions along with other Paraplanning team tasks.

The Senior Paraplanner may also be required to carry out other duties allocated to them by the Senior Wealth Planners, Wealth Planners, Compliance team, Operations Manager or Paraplanner manager to meet the wider needs of the Wealth Planning team.

Key Responsibilities:

Preparation and maintenance of client files

  • Collect and analyse client’s financial information and work with the Senior/ Wealth Planner to determine strategies for meeting the client’s financial objectives.
  • Ensure that all compliance documentation is recorded in line with LGT Wealth Planning’s procedure manual and FCA guidelines.
  • Accurately record client information and documentation within ‘Intelligent Office’ back office management system.
  • Identify and obtain the information necessary to complete a cash flow model (if required).

Cash flow planning (if required)

  • Interpret data received from the client and build a cash flow model using our cash flow modelling tool.
  • Ensure that all data input into the cash flow modelling tool is accurate and correct.
  • Build the cash flow model with consideration to the client’s financial circumstances and objectives.
  • Prepare an analysis document which details the outputs and key findings from the modelling, in line with the requirements of the Senior/ Wealth Planner and client.

Advice and recommendation

  • The Senior Paraplanner may attend client meetings with the Senior/ Wealth Planner (as required).
  • Research and record all technical and product data relevant to the client and to the specific advice we are providing.
  • Research should be undertaken both independently and alongside the Senior/ Wealth Planner.
  • Provide technical support to the Senior/ Wealth Planner regarding specific queries relating to the advice we are providing.
  • Analyse the client’s existing products/ financial arrangements to determine suitability in meeting the client’s objectives.
  • Work with the Senior/ Wealth Planner to identify suitable solutions to meet the client’s objectives.
  • Undertake financial calculations relevant to the financial advice.
  • Manage the preparation and completion of comprehensive financial advice letters and suitability reports in line with LGT Wealth Planning’s procedure manual. Ensuring any recommendations are detailed in a clear, concise, jargon free manner. This would include (but not limited to) retirement planning, estate planning, cash flow reports, or financial strategy plans.
  • Ensure that all client data detailed in our financial advice letters and suitability reports is accurate and correct.
  • Ensure that the correct advice sign off is obtained prior to issuing the financial advice letters and suitability reports.
  • Liaise with the client’s LGT investment manager, legal advisor, accountant and tax advisers, etc (where applicable).

Oversee implementation of recommendations

  • Ensure the advice file is in order prior to passing onto the Administration Manager for new business submission.
  • Oversee the completion of application forms by the administration team prior to issuing to the client.
  • Work with the administration team to oversee the implementation of the agreed recommendations.

Prepare for client reviews.

  • Act as main point of contact with providers / third parties.
  • Where required update existing cash flow models.
  • Research and record on file technical and product data relevant to the client’s annual review.

Administration

  • Although the team has an administration team primarily responsible for liaising with third party suppliers; the onus is on the Senior Paraplanner to ensure the administration is completed in a time-efficient manner. This may involve letter writing, chasing letters of authority, and chasing information from third parties.
  • In the absence of the administration team, the Senior Paraplanner will be expected to undertake their own administration.

Your profile

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • CII Advanced Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning or equivalent (or close to completion)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working within a holistic paraplanning role. Candidates with less experience will be considered provided they can demonstrate they meet the requirements of the Senior Paraplanner role.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong understanding of the financial planning and the regulatory advice process is essential.
  • Strong understanding of the compliance requirements within a financial planning team is essential.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial planning products and how to assess suitability relative to the client’s objectives.
  • Ability to produce comprehensive advice reports in clear and concise manner.
  • Advanced report writing skills.
  • Methodical and practical approach to work and delivering of financial advice.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and able to prioritise own workload and meet agreed deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively manage expectations for both internal and external parties.
  • Keep up to date with regulatory, legislative or market changes and maintain a high level of technical financial planning knowledge.
  • Be honest and have integrity.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Sound knowledge of legislation relative to financial planning.
  • Experience of using cash flow planning software (Voyant would be preferable).
  • Experience of Intelligent Office (IO), Synaptics Research, IRESS Exchange and Selectaension would be preferable.
  • Proficient IT skills and competent in the use of Outlook, Word and Excel.

Do you feel addressed? Then simply fill out the online application. We look forward to getting to know you.

Contact

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Senior Recruitment Advisor
LGT Wealth Management UK LLP

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