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deVere’s Western European Annual Adviser Conference branded a success


The deVere Group, the world’s largest independent financial consultancy group was delighted with the outcome of its Western European Annual Adviser Conference. The event which was held in London from 5th to 7th September was attended by 90 advisers from the Western Europe region.

Some of deVere’s partners including RBS, Close, Skandia, Jupiter, Generali, Irish Life and Castlestone sponsored the conference and shared their invaluable market insight and expertise with the group’s financial advisers.

Mike Coady, deVere’s Regional Manager for Western Europe said, “The now annual event was a massive success and I am delighted with the outcome. It is important to support our consultants ongoing professional development and we were fortunate to get time and input from some of the industry’s leading experts”.

Event contributors were equally pleased with the conference, according to guest speakers:

“As a service provider we consider attending the deVere Western Europe event to have been very worthwhile. I was impressed with the organisation, facilities together with the high number and high quality of the attendees. The deVere consultants demonstrated a high level of understanding with reference to QROPS, very good questions were asked both directly after my presentation and also during the course of the afternoon/evening. It was a pleasure to take part.” Adrian Flambard, Managing Director, Business Development, Close

“Generali International is committed to the continued professional development of advisers and we are delighted to support deVere in this regard. With twenty five years experience in the financial services industry my intention is to give advisers an increased understanding of the industry and the challenges they face.” Steve Harmer, Regional Director - Europe & Latin America, Generali International

“I was extremely impressed at the attitude and enthusiasm shown by the delegates I met at the conference. I find these types of events invaluable to further a business relationship, and I hope the delegates felt their time was well spent.” Jeremy Ferguson, Consultant, International Development, Irish Life

“Working with the deVere’s Western Europe team was tremendous. I have never worked with a team of professionals so dedicated to putting personal service and relationships so much at the centre of their business lives.” Bill Morrison, Managing Director, Sandler Training Switzerland

“As a guest speaker at the Western Europe Conference, the overriding sentiments were of eagerness, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, which made it a pleasure to attend.” David Denton, Head of Sales Europe, Skandia International

“A very enjoyable conference. It was fantastic to present to such an enthusiastic audience who contributed with lots of great questions.” Darren Jones, International Development Manager, Skandia International

“It was great to meet so many deVere advisers at the conference. We got some excellent feedback, learned a lot about the deVere Group, and can already see that the TorFX service will be well received by deVere clients. We look forward to forging mutually productive relationships throughout the partnership.” Colin Lawrence, Head of Business Development, TorFX

“Castlestone Management was pleased to be involved in the deVere Group’s continued strong commitment to training and education of their advisors. It was a pleasure to be able to discuss the outlook for Gold and Precious Metals at their Western European Conference this week.” Angus Murray, CEO, Castlestone Management

The deVere Group recently announced that it had renewed its membership with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). The company is also upgrading its technology on a number of fronts, including the recent launch of the iPad and iPhone App of its Fund Platform.


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