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Focus to host regulatory technology conference

Focus Solutions is hosting a free regulatory industry briefing for the mortgage market.

The seminar will discuss the future of adviser technology in the current market environment and the changing mortgage distribution landscape.

Focus will also introduce its new system focus:360° to the market.

Key-note speakers include Robert Reid, managing director of Syndaxi Financial Planning, Gerry O’Brien, chief executive of Home of Choice, Simon Collins, managing director of Compliance Consultants and Dave Upton, product director of Focus Solutions.

The half day seminar will be held on Tuesday May 20 at One Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE.

Registration will begin from 10am for a 10.30am start and finish at 1.30pm followed by a buffet lunch.


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