We believe every client is different when it comes to wealth planning. Therefore, it is vital that you use a rational, objective and informed approach when you’re investing your money. A sound investment strategy needs to be tailored to your situation and your financial goals.
At Clear Solutions, we can advise you on mainstream investments and alternative investments, such as Enterprise Investment Schemes and Venture Capital Trusts. We can also engage with you as your ‘critical friend’ to act as a sounding board for property investments or ‘Angel’ funding opportunities.
All investments have their own characteristics, quirks, risks and varying levels of consumer protection. We believe our value is to help you determine where to invest in a controlled, impartial and systematic way, balancing your wishes and your attitude to risk.
- Our focus is on selecting the right investment mix and guiding our clients to ensure they are provided with the right advice for their whole situation. We will not ignore important aspects of any current circumstances or random financial objectives.
- Our approach uses a tried and tested Financial Planning Process; the main benefit being that you will be provided with a Lifetime Cashflow Forecast. The forecast shows you the importance of ensuring that the right money is invested in appropriate investments, which will always be available to the right people at the right time. As a result, we can help you to create and enjoy your desired lifestyle, both now and in the future, without worrying whether your financial affairs are in order. You will receive an objective analysis of your current plans and an assessment of their suitability, along with suggestions where improvements could be made. We will then recommend an investment strategy suitable for meeting your objectives.
- Our investment philosophy is underpinned by a wealth of experience accumulated over many years, working with a variety of different partners. We have seen many investment strategies fall in and out of favour. As a result, we are very sceptical of any investment approach that suggests it can be all things to all people – this is rarely the case.
There are a number of different and successful approaches to investment management. It would be wrong to say that any one approach is better than another – it depends on the circumstances. An approach that may be highly suitable for one client, may well be entirely unsuitable for another. Our belief is that good Financial Planning firms should be flexible and broad-minded, not just adhering rigidly to one investment management style.
Thus, it is our philosophy that we should consider the individual needs of every client, recommending an investment approach we believe will be the most suitable to meet those needs.
As our client, helping you is the most important part of what we do. We endeavour to offer the highest level of customer service at all times. Furthermore, we offer a simple guarantee to everyone who selects our Full Financial Planning service: If you feel that we haven’t added value to your situation by the end of the process, don’t pay us – we’re both confident and clear about our solutions.
Trust us… we’re experts
Our Advisers hold Chartered and Certified qualifications, ranking amongst the highest in the profession. Our highly qualified team of experts are above the FCA minimum standard for advisers. In 2008, we were the first joint practice to be awarded the new British Standards ISO 22222 International Financial Planning Standard by the Chartered Insurance Institute. Our Managing Director was asked to be an assessor of the new standard helping to disseminate ‘best practice’. This measures the ability to deliver a consistent holistic financial planning service to an extremely high technical standard. In 2013, we became the only firm to be awarded the BS85777 accreditation by the Chartered Insurance Institute.