Oracle Live webinars
Our Webinars have been designed to inform, interest and educate on a wide variety of topics.
A selection of our Webinars offer a CPD structured minutes certificate. To qualify for this, once you’ve watched a webinar, go to the to answer some questions and receive a certificate.
Our CPD certificates have been accredited by the Personal Finance Society member CPD scheme and the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Quarterly market update from Prudential
This webinar looked at recent performance and Expected Growth rates on the PruFund range form Prudential. M&G Treasury & Investment Office provided a market update and gave an update on the current portfolio positioning for PruFund.
PruFund - standing by you and your clients for 15 years
On this webinar, Paul Fidell, Senior Business Development Manager will cover key events of the last 5 years, how these have impacted upon investments, how PruFund has come through for investors and also look at some comparative performance numbers.
On this webinar, Sahil Shaikh, Multi – Asset Portfolio Manager at M&GPrudential Treasury and Investment office dicsussed the recent implementation of the 2019 Strategic Asset Allocation for the LF Prudential Risk Managed Active and LF Prudential Risk Managed Passive Funds ranges. He covered what the main changes were in the 2019 Strategic Asset Allocation, why the changes been made and a performance update and market overview.
2020 and beyond seminar
We live streamed the final seminar on the 29 October. Hot on the heels of the latest FCA pension transfer advice consultation paper 19/25, what better time is there to find out what this means for you and advice in the future.
Prudential Investment insights
Phil Butler, Multi Asset Portfolio Manager at M&G Treasury and Investment Office gave a year end update for LF Prudential Risk Managed Active and LF Risk Managed Passive fund ranges. He covered what were the main fund highlights for 2019, performance update, market overview and possible opportunities and headwinds for 2020.
On this webinar, Branamira Radoslavova, Head of Government Relations, Europe and International discussed the outcome of the Brexit discussions following the deadline of 31 October. She also summarised what the outcome means for financial services and what to expect in the months to come.
FCA Paper CP19/25 panel debate
During this debate Vince Smith-Hughes and Les Cameron of Prudential were joined by Andy Kirby, CEO of Money Alive, Director of Mint Wealth Management and AdviserHome, Rory Percival, Regulatory Consultant and Damian McPhun, Partner at Beale & Co Solicitors. The panel not only looked at the details within the consultation but also the implications in the wider advice market and what this will mean for advisers in the future.
Handling income and investments with care
On this webinar, Neil MacLeod and Vince Smith – Hughes, discussed with Tony Miles of My Care Consultant how different types of income and investments are treated in respect of local authority financial assessments, and how much individuals are required to contribute to their financial care in different circumstances. In addition they discussed the use of care consultants and the different ways advisers firms can use them.
Quarterly Market update from Prudential
This webinar looked at recent performance and Expected Growth Rates on the PruFund range from Prudential. M&GPrudential Treasury and Investment office provided a market update and gave an update on the current portfolio positioning for PruFund.
55%, 25% or 0%: How much should you pay, when it comes to LTA?
On this webinar Jacqueline Clezy worked through a typical case study demonstrating the highly nuanced area of Lifetime Allowance planning.
CP19/25 “Pensions Transfer Advice: Contingent charging and other proposed changes”
The FCA have issued a few papers and CP19/25 ‘Pension transfer advice: Contingent charging and other proposed changes’ has instantly generated much interest and headlines. On this webinar, Les Cameron, pulled out the key areas of detail from the paper.
Investment Webinar – Passive/Active Fixed Income – deep dive into why we do both
On this webinar, Michael Watt, Product Specialist at M&GPrudential T&IO covered of an introduction to Fixed Income within Risk Managed Passive and Risk Managed Active, why do we choose to use active Fixed Income within the RM Passive funds and finally understanding the depth and scale of resource within M&GPrudential Fixed Income capability.
Investment webinar – why alternatives
On this webinar Adrian Gaspar, Product Specialist at M&GPrudential T&IO, looked at an introduction to alternative investments, how Prudential access alternative investments within their collective portfolios, liquidity and performance and finally the future opportunities.
Bond & OEICs taxation quiz
Last year you told us you like our interactive quizzes, so on the 20 June we had one for you.
Update on the PruFolio refresh
On this webinar, Martin Green, Business Development Investment Manager gave an update on the refresh of the active and passive fund ranges. He covered the rationale for the changes and also gave a performance update.
Vince Smith-Hughes, Director of Specialist Business Support, was joined again by Rory Percival. They considered what disclosure requirements there are for clients on an ongoing basis, and how these can be presented to clients. They also looked at how to assess client suitability at reviews to continue to ensure client objectives remain in focus. Finally, they looked at some of the options to consider when looking at SIPP reviews.
Centralised retirement proposition
Vince Smith Hughes, Director of Specialist Business Support, was joined again by Rory Percival. They considered how regulatory requirements and meeting client objectives can both be met with a clear definitive advice process. They considered PROD requirements, the building blocks needed for a successful proposition and how clients at retirement can be practically segmented.
Top Slicing Relief webinar
Graeme Robb discusses the recent changes to HMRC top slicing guidance for bonds. He talks about why it exists, how it works and the revised HMRC guidance
Technical Question Time
On this webinar, we covered some of the common queries our technical team are dealing with.
Prudential’s investment insights
Phil Butler, Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager discussed our refreshed range of Risk Managed Active and Risk Managed Passive funds. He also covered, what the ranges are and how we manage them, what strategic asset allocation is in place now and how we do tactical asset allocation.
Investment Matters webinar
It is an established philosophy that there are three essential elements to a healthy mind-set; Learn from the past, Plan for the future & Live in the present. This philosophy also applies to the world of investments.
Defined Benefit transfer advice
On this webinar Vince Smith-Hughes and a panel of experts discuss good practices when considering Defined Benefit scheme transfers and other topics.
Brexit update – implications for financial services
On this webinar, Branimira Radoslavova, Head of Government Relations, Europe and International at M&G Prudential will discuss latest Brexit developments on both sides of the Channel, the outlook for a future EU-UK trade deal and implications for financial services.
Inheritance Tax – overview, update, planning & trusts
Against a backdrop of the seemingly inexorable rise in IHT receipts and an ongoing review into the complexities of the IHT regime, more than ever, clients need advice on IHT planning options.
Planning Opportunities for Tax Year End
Learn about the planning opportunities for clients as we approach tax year end – making the most of inheritance tax exemptions, capital gains tax exemptions and ISA allowances.
Suitability Matters webinar
Rory Percival, regulatory consultant, joined us with a wide ranging assessment of topical regulatory issues in the investment and retirement space. Colin Simmons – Business Development Manager (Pensions) focused on delivering good customer retirement outcomes. Alongside Rory and Colin, John Glover of Moneyalive showed attendees how their system can be used to triage clients considering asking for advice in respect of their defined benefit scheme, without crossing the line into advice. This webinar is for those that couldn’t make one of our seminars that took place across the UK.
Defined Benefit transfers – meeting client objectives and regulatory requirements
On this webinar Vince Smith-Hughes was joined by a panel of experts in different aspects of DB transfers. Vince is joined by Luke Dickens of Selectapension, Jamie Newell of Q3 insurance – a specialist firm in securing professional indemnity to advisers and Damian McPhun of Beale and Co solicitors. The panel looked at various topical aspects of DB transfers, with the emphasis on achieving good client outcomes, meeting regulatory and professional indemnity requirements and helping to futureproof advice processes.
CPD Quiz Webinar – Annual Allowance
On this webinar, through a series of testing questions, Jacqueline Clezy looked at what’s included in the Annual Allowance, when different Annual Allowance limits apply, covering the Money Purchase Annual Allowance and the Tapered Annual Allowance and finally she looked at Annual Allowance planning.
Delivering better client outcomes with the same pot of money?
On this webinar, Les Cameron, Head of Technical took a look at your client’s existing savings and investments and asked…Can they work harder? Are they still in the right tax wrapper? Is there money still working the best for their needs? Les took a look at the taxation of the main tax wrappers and worked through some case studies showing how you could improve customers outcomes working only with their existing funds.
CPD Quiz Webinar – Taxation of trusts
On this webinar, through a series of testing questions, Helen demonstrated how different types of investments are taxed within trusts covering income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax. She also looked at the tax on the different types of trusts commonly used today.
Regulatory reality check
On this webinar, we had guest speaker Mike Barrett (Consulting Director) at Lang Cat. He looked at the key implications of Investment Platforms Market study interim report for financial intermediaries, the new costs and charges reports which will be issued by platform providers in the coming months and consider how to prepare clients. He also covered the long term administrative and cost impacts of MiFID II and some possible solutions, what MiFID II means for model portfolios and dealing with DFMs. And finally what the changes to the FCAs rules in PROD mean for financial intermediaries and the common mistakes to avoid.
CPD Quiz Webinar - Lifetime Allowance
On this webinar, through a series of testing questions, Jacqueline Clezy looked at the operation of the lifetime allowance, benefit crystallisation and lifetime allowance protections
Collaboration and Estate Planning
On the webinar, we had guest speakers, John Gaskell (ICAEW) and Eric Clapton (Vice Chair of ICAEW Personal Financial Planning advisory group). Through a case study and Q&A session, we explored the importance of collaboration when estate planning.