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:
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.
My accountant recommended that I should take advice from a different independent financial advisor four years ago, as my investments were scattered and not especially tax efficient. They recommended I meet Highwood.
I met Michael Gould of Highwood at my accountants office in 2013 and quickly realised that I should appoint them. I gave them details of all my assets and they took approximately a month to prepare a thorough written investment report which we followed up with a further meeting. On their advice I gradually changed various holdings including organising my SIPP and setting up Educational trusts for my grandchildren etc.
I have been very impressed after three years with the performance of my portfolio and especially the efficient quiet way that they have responded to my requests. I now have an annual meeting with Highwood to receive a written report and in the Interim they deal with my requests quickly and efficiently in correspondence and by phone. All the team at Highwood appear to be very professional and I have no hesitation in recommending them
I called in yesterday to talk through by pension investment with Paul, he was as always thoroughly professional and I just wanted to acknowledge this. We do not often meet up so for that reason it is a comfort to know Paul is around to look after things.