Cavendish Maine
Cardiff, UK
09 Aug 2019
23 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Brief description of role and responsibilities:

To provide technical and research support to Financial Planners in the delivery of their advice to clients. This support includes completing research and analysis, preparing suitability letters and writing client reports.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Preparation of new and existing client cashflows ready for cashflow meetings and annual strategy meetings.
  • Receiving instructions from meeting notes / tasks from Financial Planners following client meetings.
  • Interpreting data obtained by Planners during client meetings and establishing with the planner via de briefings the correct recommendations to be taken.
  • Analysing data received by clients and providers then using research tools to provide solutions to meet client needs and objectives.
  • Contacting third parties and providers to gather detailed information.
  • Generating and accurately saving research undertaken in a structured and consistent format.
  • Writing suitability letters and financial planning reports that are accurate and personalised and match the client's objectives.
  • Providing all appropriate appendices, illustrations, applications and key features documentation for suitability letters and reports.
  • Implementing agreed actions from Authority to Proceed notifications including taking fees from providers, allocating investments to wrappers, linking investment models, placing buy/sell trades.
  • Monitoring negative cash positions for clients on a monthly basis and recommending appropriate solutions.
  • Completing annual ISA reporting to ensure all clients (where applicable) have utilised the annual ISA allowances.
  • Participating and contributing to the investment committee meetings.
  • Analysing and providing specific client portfolio reporting.
  • Carrying out all tasks in a manner consistent with compliance procedures.
  • Keeping up to date with legislation and product changes by attending and maintaining continuous professional development.
  • Ability to work efficiently under own initiative with impeccable attention to detail.


Ideally you would hold the Certificate in Financial Planning or equivalent and be prepared to undergo further qualifications up to Level 6.

The candidate must also have good IT skills and an excellent telephone manner.

Contact: Karen Cummins

Job Reference: KC/22186

Candidate care:

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If your application is successful, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.

Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies. If you do not want us to do this, please call us to advise.

In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.

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