Financial planning

We've spent years thinking ahead, to help our clients live the future they want. We’ll use our expertise to help you do the same.

Financial planning

Thinking ahead. With clear focus.

It’s reassuring to have a clear plan for the future of your finances. Working one-to-one with our financial planners, you’ll have access to their advice, and their ability to plan ahead to help you achieve your goals. 

They’ll aim to ensure you’re better placed to manage financial situations you may not have anticipated.

We will start by getting to know you and your current and long-term needs as well as any personal goals. Using this information, we will work with you to create clear and precise financial objectives to work towards, aiming to reduce complexity and help you focus on what matters to you. Because the best financial plans are always built around individual goals. 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

We have three ongoing advisory services and as part of our initial advice and planning we will confirm which, if any, is most suitable for you. Our ongoing advisory services are designed to reflect your individual financial planning needs and the type of advice required:

PROPOSITION

Financial Planning Hub

Your Team

You will be looked after by a small team that knows you and your personal situation. Your financial planner will be your key contact. You will be supported by members of the team and they will often attend meetings. The team also has access to a range of in-house experts, researchers and analysts who they can call upon when needed or to at-tend meetings when required.

Emma Watson

Head of financial planning

Emma Watson

Head of financial planning

London

Emma joined Rathbones in July 2016 as Director of financial planning strategy to oversee the growth of the financial planning team and the development of the strategy. In October 2018 she became the Head of financial planning and has overseen a period of growth with the size of the team more than doubling.

Emma has over 20 years’ experience in financial planning having initially worked in the Financial Planning division of EY and subsequently spent 12 years at Towry where she carried out a number of different roles, seeing the business grow from 40 people to over 1,100. Emma has a degree in linguistics from Reading University and is a Chartered Financial Planner.

Emma joined Rathbones in July 2016 as Director of financial planning strategy to oversee the growth of the financial planning team and the development of the strategy. In October 2018 she became the Head of financial planning and has overseen a period of growth with the size of the team more than doubling.

Emma has over 20 years’ experience in financial planning having initially worked in the Financial Planning division of EY and subsequently spent 12 years at Towry where she carried out a number of different roles, seeing the business grow from 40 people to over 1,100. Emma has a degree in linguistics from Reading University and is a Chartered Financial Planner.

Paul Sayers

Senior financial planner

Paul Sayers

Senior financial planner

London

Paul is a Chartered Financial Planner with over 25 years’ experience.

He provides financial advice for clients and their representatives, enabling them to make informed decisions to ensure they maximise their lifestyle without jeopardising their future security.

Paul is a member of the personal injury and Court of Protection team, providing financial advice and tax structuring for personal injury claimants and clients in later life, working with Court of Protection deputies, trustees and individual clients.

In his spare time he is a director for Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled.

Paul is a Chartered Financial Planner with over 25 years’ experience.

He provides financial advice for clients and their representatives, enabling them to make informed decisions to ensure they maximise their lifestyle without jeopardising their future security.

Paul is a member of the personal injury and Court of Protection team, providing financial advice and tax structuring for personal injury claimants and clients in later life, working with Court of Protection deputies, trustees and individual clients.

In his spare time he is a director for Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled.

Bradley Wright

Financial planner

Bradley Wright

Financial planner

London

Brad joined Rathbones as a financial planner in 2021 and provides specialist advice to clients and their representatives within Rathbones’ Court of Protection team. With over 10 years’ experience in helping clients to maximise and protect their wealth, he brings a range of experience from a variety of different roles and is passionate about helping clients to achieve all of their financial planning objectives.

Brad holds a master’s degree in Commercial Law from the University of Edinburgh and prior to this, lived in Denmark and Belgium where he gained a first class honours degree in European Business Management.

Brad joined Rathbones as a financial planner in 2021 and provides specialist advice to clients and their representatives within Rathbones’ Court of Protection team. With over 10 years’ experience in helping clients to maximise and protect their wealth, he brings a range of experience from a variety of different roles and is passionate about helping clients to achieve all of their financial planning objectives.

Brad holds a master’s degree in Commercial Law from the University of Edinburgh and prior to this, lived in Denmark and Belgium where he gained a first class honours degree in European Business Management.

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