What is Lawsons Network?
We’re a plug-in-and-go network service for IFAs with international clients – designed to help you launch, grow and exit your business.
We provide regulatory infrastructure – We are registered as an Insurance Intermediary with FINMA, membership with ARIF, and affiliation with SO-FIT in Switzerland as an SRO. Licensed by IA, SCA & DFSA in the UAE (through partnership). Registered with SEC in the US (through partnership). Regulated by the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) in Cyprus and registered with the Czech National Bank (CNB) through affiliation.
What services does Lawsons Wealth offer?
We offer 3 comprehensive membership packages for international IFAs:
- Grow your own IFA brand as an Appointed Representative
- Become a Consultant to be your own boss but trade under our established brand
- Use our Exit Strategy Planning service to step back from your IFA business with confidence
However you engage with us, we give you the control, the freedom and the power to achieve your business goals.
What makes Lawsons Network different from other IFA networks?
Encompassing regulatory infrastructure, transformational cloud-based solutions, an industry-leading commission model (please contact us for further details) and access to the best financial solutions, our plug-in-and-go network service gives you a compliant platform from which to launch, run, grow and exit your IFA business.
Bid farewell to cumbersome paper-based systems and boost client outcomes with best-practice financial advice.
What are the driving forces behind Lawson’s Network?
Our commitment to our 3 core values:
- Dynamic – In today’s ever-shifting financial landscape, we remove the burden of compliance. Handling all licensing and regulatory responsibilities, we give you the opportunity to focus on your clients, grow your business and – when the time is right – exit with confidence.
- Efficient – Plug in and go with our transformational cloud-based multicurrency system. We empower you to work anytime and anywhere – making it easy for you to do business in a way that suits you, your team and your clients.
- Trustworthy – From our industry-leading commission model to our relationships with key product providers around the globe, our commitment to transparency shines through every area of our work. With a culture that values integrity, we empower you to deliver best-practice financial advice.
With decades in the global wealth management sector, our experienced team understands exactly how to build and run top-performing IFA businesses – you’ll also benefit from our retail arm Lawsons Wealth and their established relationships with leading international product providers.
Why should I become a Lawsons Network Appointed Representative?
This one’s for you if you’re looking to launch or grow your own IFA brand – but don’t want the hassle of establishing the regulatory infrastructure, transformational technology and the support you need to boost outcomes for your clients.
Say goodbye to being held back by your current network’s commission structure, inefficient processes or cumbersome systems. As an Appointed Representative, you’ll discover the freedom and flexibility to operate and expand your own IFA brand – while our industry-leading commission model and regular pay outs help increase your profitability.
You’ll also benefit from the insight of our experienced team, who have been building and running top-performing IFA businesses in the global market for decades.
Click here to find out more about becoming an Appointed Representative.
Why should I become a Lawsons Network Consultant?
This option is right for you if you like the freedom that comes with running your own business, accompanied by the security of trading under an established brand, without the stress, time and resources normally associated with launching or growing an IFA business.
As a Consultant, not only will you have the regulatory infrastructure, transformational technology, industry-leading commission structure and the support to deliver best-practice financial advice. You’ll also benefit from the insight of our experienced team, who have been building and running top-performing IFA businesses in the global market for decades – and access new business opportunities via our retail arm Lawsons Wealth.
Lawsons Wealth delivers expert financial advice and wealth management solutions to international professionals. And when you join us as a Consultant, we’ll direct those individuals to you. As a result, you’ll benefit from a multitude of new business opportunities – adding an extra strand to your earning potential and helping you grow your IFA business.
Click here to find out more about becoming a Consultant.
Why should I use Lawsons Network to exit or step back from my IFA business?
We understand that your IFA business is often the result of a lifetime’s work and that stepping back is a significant decision.
Whether you’re looking for a full buyout, to sell your client bank, or for a partner to write business on your behalf, we’ll help you exit your IFA business with confidence – what’s more, we’ll always go at your pace, collaborating with you to find an option that works for you and your clients.
Our exit strategy team ensures that you’re obtaining maximum value for your business – and gives you the peace of mind that your clients will continue to receive exceptional service. We’ll facilitate every aspect of the exit process – ensuring a smooth and seamless handover.
Click here to find out more about exiting your IFA business with Lawsons Network.
I’m interested in becoming an Appointed Representative or a Consultant – what’s the onboarding process like?
Not only will we have you up and running in unrivalled timelines – you’ll also enjoy comprehensive onboarding, ongoing training and unlimited access to our exceptional resource centre.
And don’t forget, we’ll give you access to preferential terms across a comprehensive range of products and solutions, spanning everything from retirement planning to life assurance and insurance protection to savings and investments.
What’s so special about Lawsons Network’s cloud-based systems?
Our transformational cloud-based multicurrency system empowers you to work anytime, anywhere and on any device.
Encompassing integrated submission checking process, CRM, integrated AML and PEP checking, regulatory checks, research tools and personalised client reporting, we make it easy for you to do business in a way that works for you, your team and your clients – helping you complete business in record times.
Does the industry-leading commission model apply across all revenue?
Of course! It applies across all revenue, including recurring business and renewals, giving you the power to boost profitability. Please get in touch for details.
Can you explain how your regulatory infrastructure works?
Whether you join us as an Appointed Representative or a Consultant, our regulatory infrastructure gives you a compliant platform from which to launch, run, grow and exit your IFA business.
We’re registered as an Insurance Intermediary with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA – 37795), a member of the Client Advisors register at Association Romande des Intermédiaires Financiers (ARIF – 32974), affiliated to the Organisme de Surveillance pour Intermédiaires Financiers & Trustees as an SRO (Affiliate No. 1202) – otherwise known as SO-FIT – in Switzerland.
Thanks to a partnership with a leading financial organisations, you’re also able to write business for clients based in the UAE. Our Middle East partner is licensed by the Insurance Authority (IA) and the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) of the UAE. Our Middle East partner is also licensed by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) via CFS DIFC Limited.
Lawsons Network is also a partner of Beacon Global Advisor Network, LLC (BGAN) which is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an investment advisor and affiliated with KMI Insurance Broker Ltd, which is regulated under Article 4 of Directive 2016/97/EC and is supervised by the Cypriot Ministry of Finance for Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) purposes. Lawsons Network is affiliated with KMI Knightsbridge Management International S.R.O, which is registered with the Czech National Bank (CNB) as an Investment Broker (Id No.: 25628518).
How do I know that Lawsons Network will understand my needs?
Put simply, we’ve been building and running top-performing IFA businesses across the international wealth management market for decades – so we understand exactly what you need to boost client outcomes. We’ve also had plenty of time to grow and develop our extensive network of market-leading partners.
Streamlined onboarding ensures you’re able to start writing business in record time – while our IFA Hub gives you 24/7 access to our resource centre where you’ll find everything you need to run your business smoothly.
How do I sign up for updates from Lawsons Network?
Just head over to our News page. There you’ll find all the latest insight and advice as well as the opportunity to have updates sent straight to your inbox.
I’m an IFA and I’d like to find out more about joining Lawsons Network – what should I do?
Just head here and fill in a few details. We’d love to have a chat and tell you more.