Final Salary Pension Transfers

Brooks Macdonald
Thursday, 18 May 2017
9:30 am – 4:00 pm (UK time)
    • Tom Ryan APFS, Business Development & Compliance Manager, Astute Pensions
  • Financial Planning

This course is now fully booked

This course is brought to you with Astute Pensions and delivered by Tom Ryan APFS.

The full day course is designed to develop knowledge on Defined Benefit Transfers, looking at final salary pension transfers including their background and what you need to be looking for. It will also include suitability reports and the current FCA thinking

Learning objectives. By the end of this course delegates will be able to describe:

  • The main types of Defined Benefit schemes
  • The rules and operation
  • The factors to consider and the benefits on normal retirement, early retirement, ill health retirement and death
  • The options to someone who has left the scheme and the considerations that need to be made
  • How a TVAS is constructed and what assumptions need to be made
  • What happens to a CETV if the assumptions change and the relationship between the assumptions
  • How pensions freedoms have affected peoples' views on transferring out of a DB scheme
  • The FCA current thinking on DB transfers
  • What to look for when compliance checking a file

Trainer Bio:
Tom has worked at Astute since March 2015 as the Business Development and Compliance Manager. Tom previously worked for the group that owned one of the largest SIPP providers in the UK as a Compliance and Training Manager, a role he held for 16 years. Tom has also served on the regional Personal Finance Society committee for 17 years. He is currently the Education officer for the region.

£100+VAT including lunch and refreshments.

Tea & coffee on arrival and during morning and afternoon breaks, buffet lunch served.

Booking terms:
The course must receive a minimum number of six registrations to run. Registrations followed by non-attendance will incur the full charge as advertised to cover costs, unless three working days notice is given by email to (cancellation confirmation will be provided). By proceeding with registration you agree to these terms & conditions. You will be invoiced directly by Astute Pensions.

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