Yet Another Successful deVere Group WE Annual Advisers' Conference

The 2011 adviser conference of the Western Europe branch of The deVere Group, the world's largest independent financial consultancy, that took place in Marbella, Spain last weekend, was indeed another great success

Sep 16, 2011, 06:18 ET from deVere Group

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The event was spread out between the 1st and the 3rd of September and was aimed at providing Western Europe-based Financial Advisers with the latest financial planning knowledge, in order to help them continue providing the best possible financial advice to the deVere client.

The now-prestigious event included motivational talks; workshops from deVere's main partners including Close, JP Morgan Asset Management, Morgan Stanley, Generali International, Skandia International, Friends Provident, Prudential International and Sovereign; and also team-building exercises.

Mike Coady, the deVere Group's Regional Director for Western Europe, commented, "We couldn't be happier with the outcome of this year's annual advisers' conference in Marbella. Everyone that attended would agree that it was a fantastic conference, of which I am sure that our advisers will immensely benefit. This therefore continues to showcase our focus on providing the best quality advice with a service culture that is second to none."

Clarendon Distribution CEO Anthony Stack said, "This was by far the best event of this kind that I have attended and was a very positive reflection on the professionalism and commitment of Mr. Coady and his team. I very much look forward to the next event and the continued success of the region."

David Matthews, Regional Manager of Skandia International, said, "Professional, motivational, inspirational. Impressive in the extreme! Simply the most compelling, informative and well-organised Advisers' Conference I have been lucky enough to be involved in."

Robin Fielder, Managing Director of Leadership Development, commented, "What a great conference! Congratulations! Loved the atmosphere, buzz and high level of positivity generated by Mr. Coady and his team."

Close Managing Director, Adrian Flambard, said, "It was quite simply one of the very best conferences I have ever attended. This is in respect of many things including organisation, content, quality of presenters and Mr. Coady's input which was considerable."

Jason Gaines, International Business Development Manager at Close Asset Management, added, "The more I see of deVere Western Europe the more I can see a growing business encouraging the right behaviours in their consultants. I have no doubt at all that it will not be too long before the region is the highest producing in the company."

Head of UK Academy Sales at JP Morgan Asset Management, Stuart G Podmore, commented, "The annual Western European deVere Group conference was outstanding. The audience was eager to learn, to share knowledge, the attitude was very positive and it was fun presenting to clients who want to develop their skills. We look forward to future business with the deVere Group."

Generali International Sales Manager for Europe, Anita Teistela, added, "Congratulations on the excellent conference! It is always very helpful to catch all the consultants in one event and have an opportunity to discuss various issues and in general strengthen the relationships. I thought the event was very well organised with good balance and an interesting programme."

Barry Honeyman, International Account Manager at Prudential international, commented, "I found the content very well structured and some of the sessions well executed. I was also impressed by the ambition and culture at deVere."

Body language expert, Dr Peter Collett, commented, "Congratulations to this year's organisers on a first-class convention. The talks I listened to were all highly imaginative, entertaining and inspiring. As one of the speakers I was delighted to encounter such an appreciative audience and to meet so many engaging and perceptive delegates. All round a truly memorable event."

Friends Provident Global Partnerships Director, Peter Drummond, added, "A very well planned and executed conference, with positive input from professionals to professionals."

Justin Barrett from Boston Funds Direct said, "I was hugely impressed from start to finish - the content of the slides, the interaction that Mike Coady and Doug Tucker shared and of course the usual high level motivation that deVere CEO Nigel Green always brings to such occasions."

Skandia International Head of Sales Europe, David Denton, commented, "An impressive and inspiring event all round. It's clear that the presentations, both those made by deVere and the product providers in attendance, combined to provide invaluable practical assistance and expert knowledge to the assembled sales teams."

Austin Blair, Director, Providence Life Limited, said, "The deVere Western Europe conference was a fantastic opportunity to get access to an amazing group of professional advisors. The enthusiasm and attentiveness of the delegates was a testimony to their professionalism and commitment. The event was superbly organised and gave each of the sponsors sufficient time to present to the delegates, but also a great deal of opportunity to meet and talk during the breaks and evening events. Hats off to Mike Coady, Doug Tucker and Felicity Rice for organising a stimulating and valuable 3 days, I am sure all of the delegates will go back to work more knowledgeable, more motivated and more inspired."

Sovereign Business Development Manager, Richard Chandler, commented, "Attending the deVere Adviser Conference was a highly informative and beneficial experience for all present. Sovereign makes great efforts to ensure that the quality, thoroughness, and security of the pension products we supply is second to none and to have that supported by deVere Group at all levels demonstrates their understanding and desire to meet their clients' needs. The event was organised superbly and the range of speakers and quality of information exchanged is testament to the emphasis the Firm has on the professionalism of their Advisers."

About The deVere Group

The deVere Group is the world's largest independent international financial consultancy group. International investors and expatriates employ us to find financial services products that suit their medium to long term requirements for investments, savings and pensions. With in excess of US$8 billion of funds under administration and management, deVere has more than sixty thousand clients in over a hundred countries. Our independence and ability to offer financial products that are tailor-made to fit an individual's needs are behind our success.


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