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Investing for beginners


This is a serious video about investing in the stock market. Crucially you will end up with realistic expectations.

My father was a stockbroker. The only thing that every annoyed him were banks. Currently their 'interest rates don't even cover inflation! Personally I have got very keen on 'tracker funds' which simply track the stock market and are very cheap and usually perform as well or better than investment managers or stockbrokers - who are seldom cheap! You will often end up with a London or large city based firm rather than one around Whitehall let alone British Armed Services ! However this does not matter. I have seldom met my stockbrokers. This said have a look below for financial advisers and stockbrokers that we have found with London.

Good luck! 

Independent Financial Advisors IFAs

Find Financial Advisers - Independent Financial Advisors London

3rd Floor, 14 Hanover Street, Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1YH, UK – 07540 801811

I was assisted by Maryanne on a credit score matter. The advise she gave me was very valuable. Great customer service and very professional. Thank you so much

Having never used a Financial Advisor before I honestly never expected to get such fantastic advice and support. Every inch the professional I would recommend Find Financial Advisors to anyone and everyone.

Plutus Wealth Management

Bridewell Gate, 9 Bridewell Pl, London EC4V 6AW, UK – 020 7871 5200

I'm pleased to have got involved with a professional company like Plutus. Georgina & Ross have been excellent.

I cannot speak highly enough of Plutus Wealth Management and in particular Georgina Partridge. I have been a client with them for several years and their personal approach definitely separates them from their competition. They are a dynamic and engaging team with a strong focus on their purpose, which has always made me feel that I’m in very safe hands. Georgina constantly takes the time to understand my financial goals from a holistic perspective which we regularly review together, and it’s her honesty, professionalism and objectivity that I truly value and trust. I have recommended friends and colleagues to speak to Plutus about any of their financial concerns or objectives and I have no hesitation in continuing to do so. Fantastic service from a fantastic team!

MONEY WISE INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISERS LTD

1st Floor, 20 Little Britain, London EC1A 7DH, UK – 020 7065 2740

I have been with Money Wise for many years and would not hesitate to recommend them. They are professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They deal with my Pension, Investments and ISAs and I feel confident with their advice and recommendations. In addition they are very approachable and they take a personal interest. Perhaps the strongest recommendation I have is the trust I have with them.

Have been a customer with MONEYWISE for some months now and have found them very helpful, always have my interests at heart. The Advisor and the other staff have very valuable and detailed knowledge and all my pension plans were fashioned to suit me and everything about me. I would recommend MONEYWISE to anyone thinking about their financial position and in need of advice. Thanks

Optiva Securities

49 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 5AZ, UK – 020 3137 1902

Optiva is a privately owned company which was founded in 2008 by Christian Dennis who has over 28 years of financial experience. The company has a team of approximately 14, compromising of a corporate finance team, investment managers, compliance support officers and analysts. The team pride themselves on their close, yet professional relationship with their clients, which helps the team to understand what the investors would truly have an interest in. Optiva is also an AIM broker; the AIM market is the most successful growth market that helps smaller and growing companies raise the capital required for their expansion. They are mainly focused on the oil & gas, mining and the renewable industry, however they have many meetings per week to expand their portfolios, followed by hours of research to determine whether their clients would support the investment and whether the companies would be successful after their investments.

Dynamic investment house, very helpful and supportive staff. would recommend to anyone.

Guardian Stockbrokers

14 City Rd, London EC1Y 2AA, UK – 020 7638 6996

I've known Guardian Stockbrokers since their inception. When dealing with share trading, you want to work with people that are professional, personable and trustworthy. Guardian Stockbrokers are all of the above. I'd recommend them any day!

Guardian Stockbrokers provide an invaluable service to private investors. From the professional and knowledgeable staff, to the daily research service which prepares you for the trading day.

Edison Investment Research Ltd

280 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EE, UK – 020 3077 5700

Good equity research company to engage within the IR and equity research niche, have an established connections network and expertise within their field with decent CSR and charity events.

Great networking event as always!

Investment Companies - Business Angels

Inspired Asset Management

6WL,, 20 N Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 6HX, UK – 020 7495 0523

Asset management London is the renowned asset management firm that can help you in managing tangible asset, non-tangible asset, land, investment advisory, and other forms of investments.The Luxury Property Developers London has been doing a great job in the field of Property development.

The Inspired Asset Management London has been doing a great job in the field of Property development.

Aspen Woolf LTD

160 Fleet St, London EC4A 2DQ, UK – 020 3176 0060

Great service from the Aspen Woolf team. They were really helpful throughout the process and went above and beyond to help me deal with the vendor and the solicitor throughout the whole process

Oaktree Capital Management (UK) LLP

27 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X 7LY, UK – 020 7201 4600

Great company. Classical style office