Retirement is highly personal. So we take time to get to understand you personally. We look at how you got to where you are now, where you want to get to in the future and what you want to achieve, financially, in the next 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 years?
We are now ready to undertake extensive financial planning – to analyse all of your existing retirement provision. What are your investment vehicles worth now – and what might they be worth in the future – taking into account performance to date?
We then apply our state-of-the-art financial planning software to this information, together with a breakdown of your lifetime expenditure requirements. We can now start to see what your financial future looks like and will be able to clearly understand:
This is when most clients suddenly understand what they need to do, and why. It’s when money starts making sense. This is when clients see the possibilities available to them, now and in the future.
This stage is ONLY implemented if the need arises. Having completed Stages 1 and 2, if your financial plan tells us that some of your needs and goals are not being met – we will look at what products are available to assist.
We research the market to identify the financial products that are best suited to your objectives of your financial plan. To do this, we use sophisticated independent product research software to :
You’ll see how, in many ways, our process is the inverse of that followed by traditional financial advisers, whose focus is on selling products. We believe that a financial adviser has no right to ‘sell’ you a product unless they have carried out a thorough investment analysis.