Gareth is an experienced FCA regulated financial planner with investment focused qualifications, sixteen years’ experience in wealth management and the ability to understand, manage and implement complex client investment strategies.
Gareth is a contributor to Sharingalpha.com, the world’s largest fund rating platform and received a Top Ranked Global Asset Allocation award in 2019. He is also currently ranked 3rd out of approximately 12,000 vetted investment professionals in top fund commentary and also won awards in the same category in 2018, 2019, 2020)
Statement of professional standing
All financial planners and advisers must have an up-to-date Statement of Professional Standing (SPS). This shows they are suitably qualified for the position and have carried out the required amount of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
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Diploma in Financial Planning – DipPFSThe level 4 Diploma demonstrates core technical understanding across a broad range of key financial planning areas.
Certificate in Discretionary Investment Management – CertPFS (DM)The Level 4 Certificate develops the wealth strategy and portfolio management skills required for effective discretionary investment management.
Investment Management Certificate – IMCThe Level 3 Certificate demonstrates knowledge in the core areas of portfolio management, research analysis, front office investment activities, relationship management and risk management.
Certificate in Financial Services – Cert CII (FS)The Level 3 Certificate demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry in general, including regulation, legislation, and key retail investment products.
Certificate in Mortgage Advice – Cert CII (MP)The Level 3 Certificate meets the FCA’s qualification requirements for mortgage advisers. It develops an understanding of the sector and the mortgage process, enabling advisers to meet individual client needs.
European Financial Adviser – EFAThe mission of the European Financial Planning Association is to set, promote and implement high quality standards for competence and ethical behaviour for the financial advisory sector throughout Europe, benefiting the profession, financial firms and clients.
International Finance & Trade – BA (Hons)
Discretionary Investment Management (J10)Assessing knowledge and understanding of the role of the Discretionary Investment Manager, and the ability to analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills.
Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics (R01)Assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.
Investment Principles (R02)Assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.
Financial Services Products and Solutions (LP2)Assesses a knowledge and understanding of customer needs, including an understanding of key retail financial products such as savings, investments and tax wrappers.
UK Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics (CF1)The objective of this unit is to develop an understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation.
Investment and Risk (CF2)This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.
Financial Protection (CF3)Assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse financial protection planning issues.
Mortgage Advice (CF6)The objective of this unit is to develop an understanding of the various types of mortgage product and repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.
Accreditations and awards
What matters most
What matters most to Gareth about working for Hartsfield?
Hartsfield offers a ‘family feel’ and the positive, vibrant culture allows me to excel at what I do best every day.
What matters most to Gareth about his specific role?
Designing investment solutions with a clear purpose that allow our clients to turn their financial plans into reality.
What matters most to Gareth outside of work?
Keeping fit and active, spending quality time with my family, travel (exploring not only new overseas destinations but also the UK!)
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