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Paraplanner (Private Client)

Origen Financial Services

The Paraplanner will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing Fact-finds to ensure ALL aspects of the client financial needs are clearly documented, challenging the advisers where appropriate to enable them to research suitable solutions based on the information provided. As part of this the role holder will be expected to challenge gaps and justifications with advisers where appropriate.
  • Complete relevant research, tax calculations, illustrations, utilising research tools to ensure holistic advice is provided to the client.
  • Liaise with advisers and other parts of Origen plus third parties for additional information to support the recommendations for the clients, with the ability to challenge/agree requirements to enable the paraplanning activities are performed in a timely and quality manner.
  • Prepare draft suitability reports within an agreed timescale, for final approval by the adviser, using technical knowledge and experience plus compliance approved templates and soft facts including justification for advice.
  • To liaise with the Business Quality Unit (BQU) to ensure that the file quality is within required standards and to act as a conduit between the Adviser and BQU to resolve any remedial points identified following a file being checked.

Excellent planning and organisation skills will be required with the ability to analyse and document client needs clearly in a timely manner to meet agreed service levels to ensure that we are operating a commercial service plus meeting personal targets.

As part of the role there will be the need to :

  • Work as a team
  • Mentor others in specialised areas where requested
  • Contribute to change management initiatives affecting the immediate role to constantly improve and influence efficiencies both in and outside of the team.
  • Maintain management information to track activity for both themselves and advisers using the Paraplanner worklog.

 Main Responsibilities

  1. To review and quality check private client fact-finds to ensure the information provided allows you to conduct fund and product research for the Origen client.
  2. To set down holistic financial planning advice for each client using the information provided to draft a recommendation report. To use own knowledge and expertise to construct a draft advice report where this falls outside of the Origen templated reports/standard paragraphs, preparing a report for sign off by the Origen adviser.
  3. In sending drafts Paraplanner is required to hit and exceed the set target on a monthly basis, individually and to support the wider team goals.
  4. To obtain illustrations, Key Features Documents, taking responsibility of all application forms and associated documentation to support the recommendations report, ensuring it can be processed.
  5. Co-ordinate the issue of the final recommendation report and other documentation for client signature if deemed appropriate.
  6. Produce high quality draft outputs, requiring minimal changes from advisers, attracting positive feedback and excellent grades from the file checking team.
  7. Update the Paraplanner worklog on an ongoing basis, ensure all record keeping is maintained on XPlan ensuring documents are imported in a timely manner to support the sale.
  8. Liaise with Business Support where administrative support is required at pre-sales. Liaise with advisers on a regular basis, challenging areas where missing or additional information required to support the client requirements.
  9. Maintaining compliant files up to the point of sale.
  10. To maintain both technical and market knowledge on an ongoing basis to maintain CPD and demonstrate ability to analyse, research and document recommendations across whole of market products.

 Candidate Requirements

  • Level 4 Diploma qualified
  • Previous Paraplanning experience essential, across a wide range of providers.
  • Financial Services experience is essential preferably obtained in a life and pensions environment.
  • Practical knowledge of financial planning, pensions, investments, wealth, management, life assurance, tax matters and corporate financial advice.
  • Intermediate on excel and word.

Interview Process

  • 1st Stage = Telephone interview
  • 2nd Stage = Technical knowledge test
  • 3rd Stage = Competency based video conference interview
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