About Us

With solid foundations based on trustworthiness, stability and honesty, Highwood has built up a reputation as a business committed to providing sound, jargon-free, fee-based financial advice to preserve your wealth.

Whether you are building an investment portfolio, planning your financial goals or developing a successful business, we work to identify your broader financial targets, always ensuring that we never forget your values, priorities, dreams and ambitions.

In line with our Investment Philosophy, we can then make informed decisions to maximise returns and build financial security that matches your lifestyle strategy.

What makes Highwood different:

  • Long established and reputable firm with over 25 years advising clients
  • Team of highly qualified, experienced advisers and researchers
  • Holistic advice with lifetime cashflow planning
  • Commitment to ongoing client service
  • Amongst a small number of firms in the UK with access to bespoke institutional funds
  • Scientific approach to investment.

Testimonials

After I sold my business I decided to take a serious look at my Pension Fund that I’d built up over many years and to appoint new financial advisors. Upon the recommendation of David Grunberg of Grunberg & Co, I approached Michael Gould and Highwood. It was important to me to be working with someone that I liked and felt I could get on well with, and Michael ticked those boxes. He appeared to be a man of honesty and integrity and he explained things in an easy to understand and relaxed fashion, and without any complicated technical financial jargon. He still does. I was looking for someone to take over my hard earned pension fund, look after it and invest it well, in order that it would in turn look after me going forward. I also wanted to sleep well at night, knowing it was in safe hands. So, 5 years on and I still sleep well at night, very well in fact. Michael and his team have looked after me extremely well, I’m now drawing down on my pension fund and am pleased to say that, even in this unsettled market, my fund is growing by at least, if not more than I’m taking out, and my capital is still intact.

Peter Nye

My husband and I have been with Highwood for three years. After our previous experiences with financial advisers, it was an enormous relief to find someone who explains everything in language we understand, who sets out the detail of our investments and importantly any charges incurred in a transparent way, and who always responds quickly to any queries we have. We came to Highwood at a time when we had to sort out my mother’s estate and had lots of decisions to make. Michael ‘held our hand’ through the process, and helped to clarify the options we had, and made it all feel much less daunting. We would (and do) highly recommend Highwood.

Mrs Jill Russell