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​​FEIFA frequently arranges events for members including, but not limited to, conferences, seminars and masterclasses - details on past and future events are outlined below. ​​​

We also help to organise a number of professional development and training sessions, in conjunction with our Partner companies. Further details are outlined below or can be obtained by contacting us.

​In addition, we ensure that our members are aware of, and able to obtain invitations to, external conferences and similar events across Europe – often at no cost or at a discount.

FORTHCOMING FEIFA EVENTS

To be advised in due course.

FORTHCOMING EXTERNAL EVENTS

To be advised in due course.

PAST FEIFA EVENTS

Quarter 4 2018 – FEIFA Financial Planning Masterclasses

We ran Masterclass seminars in November 2018 in two locations in mainland Europe. Full details can be found here.

May 14th 2018 – FEIFA Spring Conference

FEIFA hosted its 8th annual Spring Conference on the 14th May 2018 at the exclusive Hilton London Tower Bridge hotel. It was another full day of presentations covering areas such as investment themes and strategies, international retirement planning, business transitioning, regulation and skills training. Presenting companies included major industry names and the conference was preceded and followed by our usual, sponsored drinks receptions. FEIFA members once again, received complimentary entry to the event and also accommodation at the venue on the previous evening. As always, the key decision makers from the majority of the FEIFA member companies travelled from across Europe to be at the event.​​

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Quarter 1 2018 – FEIFA Masterclass Seminars

We ran a series of Masterclass seminars in February in three locations across ​mainland Europe. Full details can be found here.​​

Quarter 4 2017 – FEIFA Masterclass Seminars

We ran a series of Masterclass seminars throughout November in three locations across ​mainland Europe. Full details can be found here.​​

Highlights of the Cyprus Masterclass below.

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September 28th 2017 – IA Future Advisory Forum Europe

As in previous years, the 2017 event was held at the Waldorf Hotel, London. The conference was organised and hosted  by  International  Adviser magazine and  held  in  association with FEIFA. It brought together experts from international life offices, fund houses and pension providers – who presented to CEOs, MDs, Regional Managers and Senior Sales Consultants from many of the major expat adviser firms across Europe, as well as numerous UK advisers. The event was followed by the IA Awards for European advisory firms and then, after a late lunch, the FEIFA AGM. Attendance at the conference was complimentary for FEIFA members, as was the  accommodation for the evening beforehand.

 

 

May 15th 2017 – FEIFA Spring Conference

FEIFA hosted its 7th annual Spring Conference on the 15th May 2017 at the exclusive Hilton London Tower Bridge hotel. It was another full day of presentations covering areas such as investment themes and strategies, international retirement planning, business transitioning, regulation and skills training. Presenting companies included major industry names and the conference was preceded and followed by our usual, sponsored drinks receptions. FEIFA members once again received complimentary entry to the event and also accommodation at the venue on the previous evening. As always, the key decision makers from the majority of the FEIFA member companies travelled from across Europe to be at the event.​

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Quarter 1 2017 – FEIFA Masterclass Seminars

We ran our latest series of Masterclass seminars in quarter one of 2017 in three locations across Europe. Full details can be found here.​​

Highlights of the Cyprus and Prague Masterclasses below.​​

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November 2016 – FEIFA Masterclass Seminars

We ran a series of Masterclass seminars throughout November in four locations across ​mainland Europe and one in London. Full details can be found here.​

Highlights of the Marbella and Prague Masterclasses below.​​

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September 21st​ 2016 – Future Advisory Forum Europe

Following on from the success of past years, when formally called the “European Expert Investor Forum”, the 2016 event was held at the Waldorf Hotel, London. The conference was organised by International Adviser magazine and held in association with FEIFA, as in previous years. It brought together experts from international life offices, fund houses and pension providers – presenting to CEOs, MDs, Regional Managers and Senior Sales Consultants from most of the major expat adviser firms across Europe. The event was followed by the FEIFA AGM and then, subsequently, the inaugural “International Adviser Best Practice Adviser Awards – Europe”. Attendance at the conference was complimentary for FEIFA members, as was accommodation for the evening beforehand.

April 25th ​2016 – FEIFA Spring Conference​

FEIFA hosted its 6th annual Spring Conference on the 25th April 2016 at the exclusive Hilton London Tower Bridge hotel. It was another full day of presentations covering areas such as investment themes, specific strategies, international retirement planning, European regulation and skills training. Presenting companies included major industry names and the conference was preceded and followed by sponsored drinks receptions. FEIFA members once again received complimentary entry to the event and also accommodation at the venue on the previous evening.

As always, the key decision makers from the majority of the FEIFA member companies travelled from across Europe to be at the event.

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March 2016 – FEIFA Masterclass Seminars

We ran a series of Masterclass seminars throughout March in two locations across ​Europe. Full details can be found here.​

December 10th​ 2015 – FECIF Annual Conference: Social Welfare in Times of Economic Stagnation

This event asked and answered the question: can smart regulation stimulate private pension provision? The Conference specifically addressed areas such as: how appropriate regulation can stimulate economic growth and personal financial provision; whether EU citizens can really benefit from a single market for financial services and pensions; how to motivate consumers to take personal responsibility for their financial futures; why these issues are so important for governments and society. The Conference combined keynote presentations with timely and relevant panel sessions in order to discuss and debate all of these matters. Speakers and participants included key individuals from EU regulatory bodies and consumer associations, academics and MEPs, as well as numerous major industry figures. Delegate places were complimentary for FEIFA members.

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November 2015 – FEIFA Financial Planning Masterclasses

We ran a series of Masterclass seminars throughout November in three locations across ​Europe. Full details can be found here.

May 11th ​2015 – FEIFA Spring Conference​

FEIFA hosted its 5th annual Spring Conference on 11th May 2015 at the exclusive Hilton London Tower Bridge hotel. It was another full day of presentations covering areas such as investment themes, specific strategies, international retirement planning, European regulation, integrated office systems and skills training. Presenting companies included major industry names and the conference was preceded and followed by sponsored drinks receptions. FEIFA members once again received complimentary entry to the event and also accommodation at the venue on the previous evening.

As always, the key decision makers from the majority of the FEIFA member companies travelled from across Europe to be at the event.

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​​March 2015 ​– FEIFA Financial Planning Masterclasses

FEIFA ran a series of Masterclass seminars throughout March which took place in various locations around Europe. Full details can be found here.

November 2014 – FEIFA Financial Planning Masterclasses

During this month FEIFA ran a series of Masterclass seminars in five locations across Europe. Full details can be here.

​September 23rd 2014 – European Investor Forum

Following on from the success of past years, the 2014 European Investor Forum was held at the Waldorf Hotel, London. The conference was organised by International Adviser magazine and held in association with FEIFA, as in previous years. It brought together experts from international life offices, fund houses and pension providers – presenting to CEOs, MDs, Regional Managers and Senior Sales Consultants from most of the major expat adviser firms across Europe. The event was followed by the FEIFA AGM. Attendance at the conference was complimentary for FEIFA members, as was accommodation for the evening beforehand.

May/June 2014 – FEIFA Financial Planning Masterclasses

FEIFA ran a series of Masterclass seminars in the summer of 2014, taking place in various locations around Europe. Full details can be found here​.​​​

24th March 2014 – FEIFA Spring Conference

FEIFA hosted its 4th Spring Conference in March 2014, at the exclusive Hilton London Tower Bridge hotel. It was another full day of presentations covering areas such as general investment themes, specific strategies, structured products and international retirement planning. Presenting companies included major industry names and the conference was preceded and followed by sponsored drinks receptions. FEIFA members once again received complimentary entry to the event and also accommodation at the venue on the previous evening. As always, the key decision makers from most of the FEIFA member companies travelled from across Europe to be at the event.

FROM THE ARCHIVES

​Click here​ to see information on other past FEIFA events including all of the annual European Investor Forums since 2010.

​​PAST EXTERNAL EVENTS​​​

September 20th 2018 – IA Future Advisory Forum Europe

The 2018 event was held at the Courthouse Hotel, London. The conference was organised and hosted by International Adviser magazine and held in association with FEIFA, as per past years. It brought together experts from international life offices, fund houses and pension providers – who presented to CEOs, MDs, Regional Managers and Senior Sales Consultants from many of the major expat adviser firms across Europe, as well as numerous UK advisers. The event was followed by the IA Awards for European advisory firms and then, subsequently, the FEIFA AGM. Attendance at the conference was complimentary for FEIFA members, as was the accommodation for the evening beforehand.

SRP’s 1st France Conference – September 17th 2018

This conference took place on September 17th, at Hotel Pullman Tour Eiffel in Paris. The VIP guest pass came at no cost for FEIFA members (usually £299).

The benefits of attending were:

  • Exclusive platform to discuss the latest in asset allocation and distribution to ESG investing, benchmark regulation, MiFID 2, PRIIPs and the KID, the definition of complexity under French law and also product performance.
  • Benefit from SRP’s most anticipated French Market Performance Report, with essential data derived from over 18 million products in their database.
  • Meet international market leaders at the only dedicated structured products conference in the French market.
  • Views from international speakers – from Asia and the US

SRP’s 4th Nordic Structured Products & Derivatives Conference  – September 13th 2018

This conference took place on September 13th, at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. The VIP guest pass came at no cost for FEIFA members (usually £299).

This year’s conference explored a number of topics including:

  • Exclusive training: how Structured Products fit in a portfolio
  • Global and Nordic market overview, with data derived from over 18 million products in their database
  • The latest on regulation and technology
  • Views from international speakers – from Asia and the US

7th to the 9th February 2018 – Structured Products & Derivatives Conference

The 15th anniversary of this annual event brought together senior representatives from local and international investment banks, insurance companies, retail & private banks, asset managers, hedge funds, IFAs, law firms, regulators, index providers, exchanges and the wider derivatives ecosystem and debated the most relevant and important topics facing the industry today including: MIFID, PRIIPS, Technology and how it is changing banking.

FEIFA negotiated 10 completely complimentary delegate places at this event and there was a significant discount on the admission price for other members who attended.

November 7th and 8th 2017 – PFS Festival of Financial Planning

This event took place in Birmingham on November 7th and 8th. With a specific international angle and section, the event provided various opportunities for lead and contact generation for FEIFA members. Watch details of the event here.

21st September 2016 – EFPA Conference, Prague

As one of the sponsors of the 5th International Conference of EFPA Czech Republic, this conference in Prague was well attended and the topic ‘Financial advice during a regulation revolution: how to succeed?’ proved very timely and useful for delegates.

After a ceremonial handover of European Financial Advisor Certificates, delegates heard from various presenters on topics including the latest news from the EFPA, Czech legislation, how technology is supporting financial advice, managing client relationships, behavioural investing and distribution models for the 21st Century.

3rd December 2014 – Regulation: Impact on Advisers and Consumers

FECIF hosted a major event in Brussels in December 2014, partly to commemorate its 15th anniversary. The event engaged MEPs, financial regulators, consumer bodies and industry trade associations together under one roof. The significant amount of financial regulation now being developed and planned across Europe requires assessment, understanding and practicality to ensure that it achieves its main objectives, in particular the greater protection of consumers. This conference debated and discussed these serious issues, with input from all stakeholders.

10th April 2014 – AILO 2014 Conference

“Can the EU Single Market in Financial Services Ever Become a Reality”

This event took place in London, providing a forum for key industry figures to share their latest thinking on the current topics affecting the financial services industry in Europe. AILO believed that: “This was an essential event for all those connected with the European market”.

14th and 15th February 2013 – Structured Retail Products Conference

The 10th Anniversary of the StructuredRetailProducts.com conference brought together senior representatives from retail banks, insurance companies, investment banks, fund managers as well as law firms, regulatory bodies and independent investment advisers to discuss the major challenges at that time. The conference looked at key emerging opportunities and ways that the industry is moving on from these challenges as well as generating new and innovative practices in response. FEIFA members received a significant discount on the admission price.

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Click here​ to see information on other past external events.