Before we recommend a pension solution for you, we first spend some time understanding your needs and aspirations. We also conduct a risk assessment where we establish your tolerance for investment risk. Whether you are cautious, balanced or speculative with your investments, it is important to make sure your plans are right for you.
If you have existing arrangements, we will contact your existing pension providers to obtain full up to date information about your plans. We will also examine these plans to see if there are any special benefits within them that you should know about, such as guaranteed annuity rates. We will check for any charges that would be incurred if you make changes to your plans.
Using modern pension plans, we can build a portfolio of funds that is suitable to your needs. We like to spread your risk using some of the best funds available. It is important that each component part of your pension portfolio is skilfully managed. All funds are fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, giving you the security of knowing that your money is in safe hands.
No pension strategy is complete without some ongoing care and attention. You may like to set up a service agreement, enabling us to review your portfolio on a regular basis to keep it on track. This service involves keeping an eye on your selected pension funds to ensure they remain a good choice. We will keep you informed and recommend changes, such as fund switching, if we feel this would benefit your plans.
As retirement approaches, it is important to consider how you are likely to be taking benefits and discussing the options. We may advise you to lock in gains by switching into safer funds or making any other required adjustments.
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After a long career dealing with other people’s money (often major six figure sums on a daily basis) I considered myself to be pretty numerate. However, facing retirement the whole pensions jungle filled me with dread as I knew it was a task I would neither relish nor easily absorb. Having taken the decision to get some help I decided I didn’t want my bank involved nor any corporate suit.
From everything I’d read and heard it was clear that I personally needed someone who could guide me through the process, having first understood our needs and to then explain each step simply without all the uniquely incomprehensible language so often encountered in this industry.
I wanted a local Financial Adviser with a good track record and I initially used a website to draw up a shortlist of suitable candidates. Barry stood out as just the kind of bloke we could do business with and, having appointed him last year, we are delighted with his service.
It’s been quite a “journey” sorting it all out these past few months but we now feel we have fully optimised our pension options and at last really enjoy our retirement. We can therefore thoroughly recommend Barry to anyone seeking such a Financial Adviser.
Mr Peter Seabrook-Harris