igroup is this week launching the second phase of its regulatory support programme for intermediaries.
Two CEO regulatory forums are being held to help introducers understand why FSA regulation is their biggest deal, and what they can do to smooth their path to authorisation.
The first of the forums takes place at Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire on November 5 and the second in Birmingham on November 12.
Both are to be introduced by igroup chief executive officer Colin Sanders.
The speaker panel includes igroup's director of legal and compliance Simon Deane-Johns and experts from a retained panel of legal and financial industry professionals including PricewaterhouseCoopers, CMS Cameron McKenna, RSM Robson Rhodes, DLA and Wragge & Co.
igroup's intermediaries can also enjoy access, at discounted rates, to the above-mentioned panel who will assist with gap analysis and implementation work. A compliance manual, produced by CMS Cameron McKenna, is also available free of charge.
Jonathan Sadler, igroup's director of sales and marketing, says: ” FSA regulation is the biggest issue facing all of us today. With the publication of the final rules and the FSA's recent 'Call to Action' there is no longer any excuse not to be fully engaged. We intend to work with ourintroducers all the way through to Mortgage Day and Insurance Day thereafter to ensure they get the best possible support and advice to help them make the right decisions.”
igroup's regulatory support programme has been devised and developed in association with GE Capital Bank, GE Financial Insurance, GE Life and First National.