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Are you up to speed with RDR papers published in December? Do you understand the impact they could have on your practice?

In June 2020, Georgina Smith, INN8’s Head of Distribution, chatted to Jennifer Anderson, Head of Investment Platform and Communications, about the latest developments on all things RDR.

The one-hour crash course covered the latest developments on all things RDR, from adviser categories and independence, licensing, model portfolios, and category 2 licenses, to gap filling and using products outside of your home group.

About the webinar

In December 2019, several RDR discussion papers and updates were released was for comment. During this live webinar, Georgina Smith and Jennifer Anderson will attempt to provide an overview of some of the important issues which may affect your business.

The discussion will focus on the latest thinking with regards to adviser categorisation, gap filling rules, and advisers and key individuals operating on multiple licenses. We’ll also cover the hot topic of the potential changes coming for Category 2 FPSs, as well as the implications for advisers businesses in the context of these changes.

Discussion points will include:

  • The categorisation of advisers under RDR, and what will become of independence
  • What each adviser group may and may not be permitted to sell, and the implications of this
  • Regulatory restriction being suggested with regards to advisers and key individuals operating on multiple licenses
  • Proposed changes to the Category 2 license – including subcategories, and fit and proper requirements
  • The mandate for convenience license – how it will be licensed, fit and proper requirements, and what will be permitted in terms of transacting
  • Unpacking of the cost disclosure and reporting proposals in the discussion documents

The speakers

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Georgina Smith

Head of Distribution

Georgina holds a strong belief that you’re never too old to learn; that continual development helps people stay motivated to do their jobs better and build a good company culture. Her two decades of work experience has set her up as an excellent manager who builds business value through focussed teams using stretching, but achievable, targets.

Having worked across different industries in both large corporates and small to medium-sized firms benefitting from learnings across her international experience, Georgina brings a fresh, and welcomed, outlook to the team.

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Jennifer Anderson

Head of Investment Platform Product & Communications

Jennifer Anderson joined the INN8 team in early 2020 as Head of Investment Platform Product & Communications after heading up Product development for the STANLIB Platform since 2017. Jennifer specialises in the retail investment industry specifically in the areas of investment platforms, product design and management, regulation, compliance and process optimisation.

Prior to joining INN8, Jennifer held a senior platform strategy and management role at Hollard Investments and was one of the founders of the Wealthport Platform. Jennifer is a Category III Key Individual and has a Bachelor of Business Science and Information systems cum laude from the University of Cape Town.

Jennifer’s passion is enabling financial freedom, she’s been saving for retirement since she was in the womb!