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SIA_Header_900_v3The Social Investment Academy® is the largest gathering of financial advisers and wealth managers focused on social investment in the UK

It offers a unique, CPD accredited forum where you can gain insight and learn from leaders who are bringing social investment to the mainstream amongst private investors.

In attending this event, we believe you will gather the market intelligence and contacts you need to help move social investment forward in your business, in addition to gaining insight into why signing up for the Adviser Competency Training might be your next step along this journey.

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AGENDA

0930: Registration inc. refreshments, wi-fi and expert surgeries with Neil Pearson, Antony Elliott & Richard Child
1000: Welcome
1015: Keynote to be revealed next week
1030: Rich Johnson (FCA) – FCA’s response to their call for input on the barriers to social investment
1045: Luke Fletcher (Partner, BWB) – Brexit scenarios and how it impacts social investment
1100: James Perry (Co-Founder & Director, COOK) and Peter Baxter (Member of the Board of Trust for London) – Offering investments with benchmark financial returns seeking impact alpha
1115: Coffee break & networking
1145: Phase I Launch of ACT – Adviser Competency Training for Social Investment
1200: Panel discussion. Final panellists to be revealed next week
1235: Social Entrepreneur & Beneficiary
1245: Networking lunch
1330-1600: Practical “How To” sessions
Breakout 1 Michael Smith (Director, Chamberlyns) – Advising clients on SITR investments
Breakout 2 Murray McEwan (Director, Flowers McEwan) – Financial planning models to introduce clients to social investment
1430: Coffee break & networking
Breakout 3 Practical application session
Breakout 4 How to ensure PI cover for social investment advice
1605: Speaker to be revealed
1620: Close

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Rich Johnson

Rich joined the then FSA in 2007 at the start of the financial crisis.  Since then he has held a wide range of roles including being seconded to HM Treasury Ministerial office during the 2010 General Election, managing the Chief Executive’s office of the FCA and more recently leading on the development of the FCA’s policy for the Senior Managers and Certification Regimes for banks.

Peter Baxter

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the investment management industry. He is a member of the Board of Trust for London, a charitable foundation, where he chairs the Investment Committee. He was also Chief Executive of Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK).

James Perry

James is co-founder and Director of COOK, a certified B Corporation. He is co-Chairman of B Lab UK and a member of the B Lab’s Global Governance Council. He leads Panahpur, his family’s foundation, and is also a Deputy Chairman of the Social Stock Exchange and a Trustee of Access Foundation.

Luke Fletcher

Luke is a Partner and Head of Social Ventures and Social Finance at Bates Wells Braithwaite. He specialises in charity, social enterprise, responsible business and social impact investing. Luke has worked on many of the most significant developments in the growing impact investing market. Through his work for the European Commission and the Cabinet Office, he has helped shape policy and practice in areas such as community interest company governance, social investment tax relief and the new social investment power for charities. He is the Chair of the European Social Enterprise Law Association. 

Antony Elliott

Antony Elliott OBE, FCIB is chief executive of The Fairbanking Foundation which he founded in 2008.  He spent over ten years as Group Risk Director of a major retail bank having worked for a number of UK and international banks previously. He has been actively involved in researching the field of financial well-being since 2004 and has a large number of published reports in the area.  In 2014 he was awarded an OBE for services to bank customers.

Neil Pearson

Neil is a tax adviser specialising in advising on investments under the venture capital schemes and also social investment tax relief. Neil was closely involved in the development of SITR and the relevant legislation, and now joins the social enterprise team at leading law firm Mills & Reeve LLP from the start of October. Aside from advising, writing and lecturing on the subject of SITR, Neil’s most recent experience includes working on several SITR-qualifying investments and helping with the formation of an SITR fund.

Michael Smith

In addition to being a Chartered Wealth Manager, Michael is a Chartered Financial Planner and holds the globally recognised Certified Financial Planner qualification. He is a Fellow of both the PFS and the CISI and as such, is one of the most highly qualified financial planning professionals in the UK. Michael is Director and Co-Owner of Chamberlyns, which, in addition to holding Corporate Chartered Financial Planner status, is proud to be among the UK’s elite group of Accredited Financial Planning Firms™.

Richard Child

Richard is a Director of Paradigm Norton Financial Planning. He chairs the Paradigm Norton Trust and is on the boards of two other charities. He has also served as a Board member of EAPG (now Philanthropy Impact), and as a member of the professional advisory council of the UK Community Foundations. Richard sees social investment as presenting the advisory community with an exciting opportunity to enhance client relationships whilst adding value to wider society.

Murray McEwan

Murray has been an IFA for over 20 years and is a director of Flowers McEwan, a Leeds based financial planning practice dealing with private clients and charities, which specialises in the areas of ethical investment and philanthropy.  Murray took part with a panel of other advisers in the consultations with the Treasury over SITR and is passionate about helping clients to achieve their life goals and align their money with their values.

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