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Over the years the pace of change and complexity of financial services business and regulation has increased. IFA Mentor has helped its client firms to handle these changes in order that they could concentrate on providing advice to their clients.
Competent compliance advice is the foundation of the support that IFA Mentor provides to its clients but it is the work that IFA Mentor undertakes to help firms achieve their aims that is the real added value that IFA Mentor provides.
IFA Mentor assists its client firms with the selection of and the relationship with service providers and PII Underwriters as well as the relationship with the FCA and FOS.
IFA Mentor delivers a truly bespoke offering, matching the services to the needs of its clients, drawing on the services of other select professional advisers as and when appropriate.
PEACE OF MIND
Why IFA mentor?
We believe we have the appropriate skills, experience and knowledge to offer a true and rounded business consultancy to IFAs. We go a lot further than most in the market place in that we are happy to provide answers to difficult questions and can offer real assistance with business management.
We review client firms’ procedures, systems and documentation on a regular basis to assist them to be regulatory compliant but also to be efficient and effective in their services to their clients.
We monitor regulatory, product and service developments in the financial services sector to help our client firms address issues well before they become critical and to be first mover on developments if appropriate.
If you are looking to merge, acquire, sell or re-engineer your business, we have the expertise available to ensure your plans are implemented to enable you enhance the value of your business.
If a professional personal service providing you with peace of mind appeals to you IFA Mentor may be the service you are looking for.
What We Can Do For You
Risk Assessment Reviews using programmes composed in conjunction with Professional Indemnity Insurers
Provision of a suite of focussed Compliance Documents proven to be acceptable to the FCA
On site review of client advice records, central due diligence and compliance records
Regular Face to Face Meetings with Directors and Advisers to discuss review findings
Assistance with preparation of RMAR and Complaints Returns to the FCA
Provision of regular Bulletins concerning topical compliance issues
Applications to the FCA
Authorisation of New Firms
Guidance on Capital Adequacy Requirements (and assistance with solutions)
Guidance on Compliance Procedures (and provision of draft documentation)
Adding and removing Responsible Individuals
Variations of Permissions
Mergers and Acquisitions
Confidential searches for buyers or sellers
Guidance on Valuations
Guidance on Heads of Terms
Assistance with Due Diligence
Project Management of Sale and Purchase Agreement negotiations
The directors are aware that there are times when specialist tax, accountancy and legal advice will be required and they have identified and work with a number of professional advisers which have been selected for their successful experience in the Financial Services Sector.
Alistair Hollows provides all client facing services. An ex Regulator for the Accountancy Profession with five years’ business development experience in the Financial Services sector with a national IFA and a new Network. Alistair can bring together his accountancy and financial services expertise to assist businesses to address both industry specific and general business issues that they may face.
He is supported by Alan Jones who provides a technical review of the advice provided by the firm. Alan has many years of technical experience within both Life Office and IFA Network environments.