Sanlam Limited is an international financial services group with a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a market capitalisation of £9.64 billion. Established in 1918, the group provides a range of services to over 10 million clients globally, including insurance, financial planning, investments and wealth management.
The firm consists of a number of long-established businesses, including:

  • Sanlam Private Wealth: The discretionary fund manager with £4.6 billion of client assets under management

  • Sanlam Investments: The boutique asset management and fund business which manages over £5.4 billion in both single strategy and long only funds, specialist multi-asset solutions and captive fund solutions.

  • Sanlam Investments & Pensions: The life and pensions business with in excess of £3.2 billion of assets under administration

  • Sanlam Wealth Planning: The national financial adviser with nearly £2 billion of client assets under advice and 60 UK-based advisers

  • Sanlam Partnerships: The network for financial planners with membership of over 100 IFAs

In total, the firm has over c £14 billion of assets under management or influence. Sanlam UK attained its size, strength and reputation by leveraging the benefits of having a large secure South African parent company while focusing on individual client service delivered locally in the UK.
Based in Bristol or Fareham or St Asaph, we are currently looking for an Associate Paraplanner to join our Paraplanning team on a permanent basis.
The role
The paraplanning team work with advisers across the UK to provide in-depth research, analysis and high quality written suitability reports to support financial planning.

  • Timely production of accurate, high quality suitability reports to deliver clear, compliant advice in a client friendly manner within Service Level Agreements.

  • Diligent completion of research and analysis of investment, pension and other financial planning products to assist advisers in formulating appropriate advice strategies, and achieve best client outcomes.

  • Effective management of personal work-flow, utilising our back office system to ensure cases are delivered within Service Level Agreements with comprehensive files for audit/compliance purposes.

  • Manage relationships with advisers via email, phone and face to face communications to assist in the delivery of advice in line with client expectation.

  • Work effectively with compliance and internal/external product managers to ensure appropriate documentation is collated for advice to be delivered in a compliant, client centric manner.

  • Grow and enhance technical knowledge through Continuous Professional Development and self-learning to maintain the department’s status as a centre of technical expertise.


  • Extensive experience of working for IFA or Wealth planning businesses in a support role

  • Working towards CII Diploma or equivalent level experience

  • Strong analytical and research skills

  • Excellent report writing and written/verbal communication skills

  • Understanding of compliance processes and requirements in a Financial Planning/advice context

  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • A good standard of general education. Where no relevant industry/professional qualifications, degree level as minimum 

  • Experience of Xplan

  • At least 18 months relevant industry experience

  • Knowledge of Pensions and Investment products

Sanlam is an equal opportunities employer and promotes an inclusive working environment where employees respect and value each other's diversity. If you are interested in applying for this role, please email  with a copy of your CV attached.

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