Our journey together

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STEP 1: Exploration

The purpose of exploration is to help you decide whether we are the right adviser for you.

  • To ensure you get the very best possible outcome from our work, we are interested in you, your lifestyle, your objectives and what’s important to you
  • We will ask you to describe what you would like to achieve as a result of our work together
  • During Exploration we promise to listen to you and not talk about financial products
  • If we believe we can help you and we are a good fit for each other we will explain our services and charges
  • If you decide to engage us, we will ask you to sign our Client Agreement before we commence work
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STEP 2: Discovery

Once we have your initial instruction we will arrange your first Discovery meeting

  • In preparation for this we ask you to provide the initial information required to understand your circumstances and objectives
  • We will ask you for information about any current investments and other financial products you have in place
  • We will establish your attitude to risk so that your investment strategy allows you to sleep soundly at night
  • During Discovery we will explore your aspirations more deeply and help you to identify and prioritise your financial objectives
  • We will then carry out an in depth analysis of your current financial situation, build your personal cashflow forecast and shape the draft financial plan in preparation for the Planning phase
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STEP 3: Planning

During Planning we will review your personal vision, then explore and help you overcome obstacles that may prevent you achieving your objectives

  • We will present your personal cashflow forecast so that you have a clear picture of where you are now financially in relation to where you want to be
  • This is a collaborative phase where we will talk you through the draft plan and show you what actions are required to achieve your objectives
  • We will identify and discuss your options and, with your input, consider different possibilities
  • We will explain our recommendations and reasoning, answer your questions and help you decide what to do
  • Planning may involve more than one meeting so that you can consider the different options and decide on the best way forward
  • Once you have decided what you wish to do and are completely happy, we will proceed to Implementation
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STEP 4: Implementation

Implementation is where we put your plan into action

  • If paperwork is required we will complete as much of this as possible in advance to save you time. Often, all you need do is sign the forms, although if your medical history is involved, we will leave those questions to you
  • We also do all the administration, track the progress of applications regularly; and keep you informed throughout
  • We will confirm our advice and recommendations in writing, and produce your personal ‘financial master plan’ so that you know where you are going
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STEP 5: On-going service

On-going planning meetings allow you to monitor your progress

  • We will update your plan to reflect any changes in your objectives and circumstances, legislation, taxation
    and economic conditions, so that you stay on course
  • We will also update your financial master plan
  • The frequency of these meetings will depend on your personal needs and the level of complexity of your situation. Most financial plans should be reviewed at least annually
  • The on-going relationship continues for as long as you feel you are getting value from our services
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Expert Wealth TV…

Is Stock Picking Worthwhile?

Jonathan, December 28th, 2017

Have you ever considered if the attempt to select and buy individual stocks is a worthwhile exercise? Is it better to stick with a disciplined approach to investing and look to win in the longer term? This vlog explores some thoughts on the matter (and there's a very cold dip involved!).

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The Basics Of Investing | Part 1 – Asset Classes

Expert Wealth, December 15th, 2017

In this great Expert Wealth TV series we'll explore the basics of investing in simple bitesize chunks. In this first video, we'll learn about asset classes.

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The Value of Advice | Part 1- Do I need an adviser?

Expert Wealth, December 18th, 2017

In the first in our series of videos on the value of financial advice, we'll ask the key question - Do I need an adviser?

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This is my first venture into any kind of personal finance. Your candour and patience with me are very much appreciated. A.S. (London)

Expert Opinion…

Weathering Brexit Uncertainty (or “If it ain’t broke…”)

Jonathan, September 30th, 2019

There is always a temptation to fiddle around with a portfolio’s structure to try to position it ready for potential short-term global events, such as Brexit. Investors would do well to remind themselves that the core tenets of good investing hold true through all market conditions. It is also worth remembering that the efficacy of a portfolio’s strategy should be judged not on the post-event outcome, but in terms of the quality, validity and prudence of its construction discipline in the face of future market uncertainty. Portfolios are well-structured around inalienable investment truths, particularly the value of deep diversification.

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Quarterly Investment Report – June 2019

Dominic, August 6th, 2019

Welcome to our quarterly returns bulletin for the end of June. First of all, we feel we should apologise for being a little tardy with this one. Our excuse is that we have all been away on our holidays and when not doing that, busy serving our lovely clients! This month, we’re going to turn our attention to the benefits of doing nothing.

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How long is long term?

Jonathan, September 23rd, 2019

For many investors – particularly those in retirement - the question ‘how long is long-term?’ could also be translated as ‘I’m getting on a bit, so should I still be investing in the stock market?’. When is comes to systematic investing – that is to say, capturing specific market risks in a disciplined and rules based manner – a subsidiary question might also be ‘should I still own value and small cap stocks, as their excess returns, relative to the market, can take some time to come through?’.

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