Investment Planning

The investment CPD workshops will consider investment planning and asset allocation issues, they will provide over five hours of structured CPD. Sessions will be a mix of presentations and interactive case study/discussion sessions. These workshops are part of a series. Combining them is an effective and easy way to meet the required 21 hours of structured CPD. Booking discounts apply for two or more workshops.

All bookings are now being made through the CISI, click here to book online with the CISI.

The next workshop takes place in London on Tuesday 1 December 2015


Registration & refreshments




I: Lifestyle goals investment planning - Johann Koch, IRESS

This session will focus on lifestyle goals planning for your clients. Utilising an educational approach to managing client expectations to wealth accumulation and retirement in line with their goals and objectives. Bringing focus to your clients' current circumstances and their objectives, and identifying an appropriate strategic solution.


II: Behavioural finance & the perception of risk - Graham Bentley, gbi2 Ltd

Why does risk dominate the adviser/investor relationship? Why are fund managers and advisers ill-equipped to make rational financial decisions?  The thickness of paper, the prevalence of rabbits on leashes and comparing premiership footballers to male nurses are among the less stuffy subjects covered in this enlightening session on risk perception.


Comfort break


III: Pound cost ravaging: sequencing risk & safe withdrawal rates in retirement portfolios - Abraham Okusanya CFPCM, APP, FinalytiQ

As clients gain virtually unrestricted access to their pension pots post-April 2015, the great danger for many is ‘Pound Cost Ravaging,’ a term used to describe how portfolio withdrawals amplify the combined impact of sequencing risk and volatility drag. This subtle danger is often ignored and could wreak major havoc to clients’ retirement plans. This session is designed to discuss practical techniques for managing ‘pound-cost ravaging’ and modelling retirement income options. The session will demonstrate how latest research on Safe Withdrawal Rates and stochastic modelling enables advisers to deliver better outcomes in this new world of retirement planning.




IV: Details tbc


V: Platform due diligence stairway to heaven - Colin Turton, CEO, AdviserAsset

Colin will identify what platform due diligence best practice looks like by drawing on key aspects of the current regularory guidance together with the due diligence activity of adviser firms with over 14,000 RIs and £200bn under influence.


Comfort break


VI: Case study: Centralised investment propositions: streamlining for client and regulatory engagement - Chris Davies, Engage

The business case for adoption of a CIP is compelling. CIPs combine the benefits of ensuring robust planning processes are implemented (segmentation, risk profiling, cost consciousness) with dependable delivery (portfolio construction).


Round up



Here's what delegates have said about previous Investment Planning workshops....

"Great location - excellent speakers - relevant content." Martin Waller CFPCM, H C Wealth Management

"Relevant comments on risk, asset allocation, common sense and compliance." John Rook CFPCM, Kench & Co Financial Services Ltd