Wealth Management

We strongly believe that clients should embrace the concept of Wealth Management – the integration of financial planning, investment advice, tax and estate planning – rather than considering their affairs on a piecemeal basis.

The development of an individual’s investment strategy remains a cornerstone of Wealth Management and is key to successfully achieving their financial goals.

There are some core Investment Principles that investors should understand and adhere to:

  • Risk and return are related – we will assess your propensity to risk and your financial goals in order to produce a robust plan that takes no more risk than is necessary.
  • Investors should gain exposure to proven generators of returns at a low cost and maintain discipline by holding a diverse portfolio and rebalancing regularly.
  • No-one can consistently time the market or pick the best performing stocks, funds or asset classes.
  • Investment strategies should therefore be based on evidence and research rather than forecasts and predictions.
  • Long-term focus and discipline should not be swayed by short-term market events.
  • Although often initiated by a one-off event – the sale of a business, an inheritance, a change of advisor – your relationship with Highwood should be considered as the core of a long-term process that will evolve over time to ensure that your goals are achieved. To this end, we endeavour to collaborate with you and provide ongoing advice and support.

Highwood’s Investment Committee meets every quarter to review all aspects of our investment process. Clients receive a copy of the minutes of these meetings as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and independence.

Testimonials

I would like to thank you and all of your colleagues for all of the help you have given me in sorting out my pension. As you are aware I was recommended to your company by a pension specialist who was aware of the professionalism that was given to other customers he had sent. I have to say he was correct and now I would recommend your company without any hesitation.

Once again many thanks and look forward to future and informative meetings.

Terry Reynolds
Author

My experience of Highwood is that they are run by people who put the interests of their clients first and are prepared to invest their own money into the same schemes that they are recommending to their clients. Honesty and integrity is the foremost asset that any financial advisor should have and Highwood are willing to dissuade a client from an investment if it is not in the clients best interests. If you want a personalised service, second to none, look no further than Highwood Financial Services.

Mr Peter Ferstendik