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Paraplanner to be located in Valbonne (South East France)

 

MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE
Provide a full professional financial planning support function to Partners and Private Client Managers (PCMs).

 

 

 

Key Responsibilities and Duties

PREPARE AND MAINTAIN CLIENT FILES

  • With the Partner and or PCM, collect quantitative detailed information required to compile a Financial Plan
  • Ensure that all compliance paperwork is present
  • Ensure that all 'Know Your Client' information (KYC) is up to date and accurate
  • Confirm risk profile is determined and has been agreed with the client
  • Discuss client objectives with Partner and or PCM
  • Identify and obtain the information necessary to compile financial cash flow forecast
  • Compile net worth statement, income and expenditure statements and financial cash flow forecast and discuss with Partner and or PCM


PREPARE RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Identify areas for planning
  • Undertake research both independently and with the Partner and or PCM to identify suitable solutions to meet the clients need
  • Prepare information/comparisons for analysis by the Partner and or PCM
  • Liaise with client’s legal and tax advisers (if applicable)
  • Consider allocation of assets for investment strategy with regard to client risk profile and in line with Blevins Franks models
  • Ensure that all investment strategies are approved by the Investment Team
  • Prepare draft recommendation reports to be discussed/signed off by the Partner and or PCM within defined service levels
  • Prepare suitability letters in accordance with the agreed recommendations within defined service standards


WHERE APPROPRIATE, BUILD CASH FLOW MODELS

  • Ensure that quantitative data used by the cash flow modelling tool is correct
  • Interpret qualitative data received from Planner and build scenarios using cash flow modelling tool


OVERSEE IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Oversee the completion of application/proposals forms
  • Ensure all compliance paperwork is in order
  • Oversee changes to clients’ investments as instructed
  • Oversee implementation of the agreed recommendations


PREPARE FOR CLIENT REVIEWS

  • Act as main point of contact and deal effectively with queries from clients and other parties through effective communication
  • Look to establish and build relationships with clients and on occasion attend client meetings with the Financial Planner as and when required
  • Where appropriate, update cash flow models in preparation for review meeting



Key Performance Indicators

  • Processes and procedures followed
  • Workloads up to date at all times
  • Reports and suitability letters are drafted within defined timescales
  • Cash flow models created are accurate and error rates are kept within agreed tolerances
  • Clients files are comprehensive and compliant and error rates are kept within agreed tolerances
  • Complaints kept within agreed tolerances

 

Key Competencies & Personal Behaviours

Key Performance Indicators and Performance Assessments will be measured on the following Competencies/Behaviours:

Managing self Working with others Moving forward
  • Planning and organising
  • Analytical decision making
  • Self-awareness and self-management
  • Organisational awareness
  • Client focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Influencing
  • Performance focused
  • Innovation and change


And will be evaluated as follows:

OVERALL PERFORMANCE RATING

4 - Outstanding 3 - Superior 2 - Expected 1 - Developing
Performance consistently exceeds expectations in relation to the role Performance is often beyond expectations in relation to the role Good Performance which consistently fulfils expectations in relation to the role Performance does not consistently meet expectations in relation to the role



Experience, Skills Qualifications

  • Excellent understanding of the financial planning process
  • Good report writing skills
  • Proficient IT skills. Word processing and spreadsheet knowledge
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working within a financial planning company
  • Experience using cash-flow forecasts preferable
  • Achieved Level 4 RDR qualification or working towards it

 

If you’re interested and you’re qualified for the role, please get in touch for an initial chat.

     Call us on 0044 (0)20 7389 5220 or click here to email us.