Industry gathers in jet set setting

Monaco, home to the world famous casino, the Grand Prix and playground of the rich and shameless played host to this year’s Bankhall sales conference and gala awards dinner.

The event last Wednesday evening began with a cocktail reception aboard five exclusive yachts.

At the conference itself, Paul Hogarth and Peter Mann looked to the future for financial advisers and their businesses. As well as the next evolution of depolarisation and what’s to come from the regulator, they considered future business models.

Subjects focussed on topical issues including the future of the mortgage market, A-Day, tailored investment solutions, risk profiling and risk management.

At the awards ceremony on Thursday evening guests had dinner under the stars. The 14 awards to members and product providers were presented by comedian Lenny Henry.

Peter Mann, chief executive at Bankhall , says: “This is the second time we’ve been to Monaco and the reaction from our members has been overwhelming. Hopefully they found it a worthwhile experience and value for their own businesses. With all financial services markets now regulated, our membership now truly represents a cross section of the industry.”