MASTER: DB Transfers

This workshop will focus on how the latest Defined Benefits rules are working in the real world, providing you with practical takeaways to implement back in the office. Our online events have been designed to ensure that they are super interactive and inclusive – click play to find out how…

Why should I attend?

The defined benefit pension transfer market has undergone considerable change in the last few years, and it feels like the market has been chasing its tail off the back of pension freedoms. Now the regulatory changes seem to have settled, we’ll use this workshop as a chance to look at the defined benefit market, look at the context that prompted the changes, exactly what the changes were and how to effectively continue to provide quality advice in this area.

We’ll cover:

  • Triage.
  • Abridged.
  • Non-contingent charging.
  • KYC.
  • Attitude to transfer risk.
  • Cashflow.
  • APTA & TVC.
  • Suitability report one-page summaries.

During this half-day session, we’ll look at best practices and how your files need to look from both a client and a compliance perspective.

We’ll also be joined by Royal London, who will host a session on Pension Transfers, specifically gathering information for pension transfer advice. Learning outcomes include:

  • What the regulator’s expectation is regarding information gathering for pension transfers.
  • The guidance points on information gathering in the DBAAT instruction manual and FG21/3.
  • How to describe examples of good and poor practice relating to information gathering contained in FG21/3.

Who’s hosting?

Christian Markwick, Head of Adviser Support – Apricity Compliance

Christian is Apricity’s Head of Adviser Support. Having been an adviser, T&C Manager & SM16/17 for many years, he is very well placed to understand what makes firms tick, what many are trying to achieve and how to assist them in getting there.

Alanis Daniel, Compliance Support – Apricity Compliance

Alanis provides compliance support to Apricity’s firms, working more on the regulatory side of the business undertaking file checks, technical queries and is responsible for keeping up to date with FCA updates and new regulation.

Justin Corliss, Senior Pensions Development and Technical Manager – Royal London

Justin is involved in developing adviser facing content, presenting, writing articles and commenting for the press. Justin holds the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning including the CeMap and Lifetime Mortgage qualifications. His primary focus is pension planning and he holds the AF3 & AF7 qualifications.

Clare Moffat, Head of the Intermediary Development & Technical Team

Clare qualified as a lawyer and Notary Public in September 2002 and is a member of the Law Society of Scotland and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Clare joined Royal London in April 2018 and leads a team of eight specialists as well as presenting, writing articles and commenting for the press and developing adviser facing content.

MASTER: DB Transfers

When? 15th June 2022
Where? Online
Cost? £145 + VAT for clients of The Verve Group or £195 + VAT for non-clients


Jun 15 2022


9:30 am - 1:30 pm


Apricity Compliance


Apricity Compliance
01325 952 969
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