IFAs and Networks

 

We work with the financial services distributor market, including IFA Networks and multi-tied distributors, offering them consultancy and operational services. We assist with everything from strategic advice on acquisitions, succession planning, change management and exit strategies through to regulatory health checks, fact-find checking, complaints handling and providing outsourcing services.

We give advice and support to distributor firms at all stages of their development, from business start-up to mature business operations.

We offer expertise and forthright advice in the following areas:

Business start-up guidance

  • strategy development and planning,
  • market analysis and benchmarking,
  • company acquisitionsdue diligence,
  • assistance with drafting business plans,
  • forecasting and budget preparation ,
  • capital raising for start-up businesses,
  • employee solutions,
  • approved persons training
  • management information framework design,
  • risk management planning,
  • regulatory gap analysis,
  • FCA/PRA authorisations and financial promotions vetting

Business as usual and strategies

  • risk strategy and governance,
  • financial modelling,
  • risk-based capital,
  • due diligence,
  • internal audit,
  • regulatory support and advice,
  • assistance with enhancing Treating Customer Fairly proposition,
  • risk management systems,
  • industry training,
  • business process re-engineering,
  • fraud investigations,
  • Arrow visit assistance,
  • Section 166 reports,
  • arbitration and expert witness work.

Exit strategies

  • succession planning,
  • business sale,
  • project planning,
  • disposal of assets,
  • negotiations with the FCA/PRA to secure regulatory run-off liabilities,
  • human resources consultancy
  • tax planning.

Our key services are listed below:

  • Audit and assurance
  • Business Risk Management
  • Consulting and actuarial
  • Litigation support
  • Offshore and international services
  • Regulatory and compliance
  • Risk and capital management
  • Tax
  • Transactions and restructuring