Martin Wheatley, managing director of the FSA, and soon to be the CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), will be the keynote speaker at The Association of Independent Financial Advisers’ (AIFA) 2012 Annual Gala Dinner.
Being held on Tuesday, 13 November at 8 Northumberland Avenue, the event is being sponsored by BlackRock.
“In the final days before implementation of the Retail Distribution Review this will be a timely opportunity to hear from Martin Wheatley about how the regulator will assist advisers with the transition,” said Chris Hannant, policy director at AIFA.
“The event will also provide Martin with the chance to outline how he sees the regulatory environment shaping up under his leadership of the FCA. The introduction of a new regulator offers an opportunity to reconsider key issues, such as funding, liability for advisers and how supervision takes place in the industry.”
Hannant added: “Martin is perfectly placed to impart an informed view on the developments of regulation and change in the sector. Our guests will be keen to hear his thoughts on the likely future of the financial services market.”