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.

Kirstie McKeown

Financial planning director

Kirstie McKeown

Financial planning director

Newcastle

Kirstie joined Rathbones in February 2013 to assist in establishing the Newcastle office. Previously she spent over 25 years working for Lloyds Private Banking and Lloyds TSB Independent Financial Advisers. Kirstie is part of the specialist personal injury and Court of Protection team at Rathbones and has advised deputies and trustees in this area for over a decade.

Kirstie qualified as a Chartered Financial Planner in 2007 and became a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society in 2008.  She specialises in the provision of holistic financial planning to high-net-worth individuals.

Kirstie joined Rathbones in February 2013 to assist in establishing the Newcastle office. Previously she spent over 25 years working for Lloyds Private Banking and Lloyds TSB Independent Financial Advisers. Kirstie is part of the specialist personal injury and Court of Protection team at Rathbones and has advised deputies and trustees in this area for over a decade.

Kirstie qualified as a Chartered Financial Planner in 2007 and became a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society in 2008.  She specialises in the provision of holistic financial planning to high-net-worth individuals.

Alanah Fleming

Financial planner

Alanah Fleming

Financial planner

Glasgow

Alanah joined Rathbones in 2015 and has over 11 years’ experience in the industry having previously worked for Brewin Dolphin.  

She holds the both the Chartered Financial Planner designation and Fellow status from the Personal Finance Society.  She is also studying towards the Internationally recognised Financial planner TM certification from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.  

Alanah is passionate about proving a holistic financial planning service including matters such as tax planning, Retirement income planning, Inheritance tax and estate planning.  

Alanah joined Rathbones in 2015 and has over 11 years’ experience in the industry having previously worked for Brewin Dolphin.  

She holds the both the Chartered Financial Planner designation and Fellow status from the Personal Finance Society.  She is also studying towards the Internationally recognised Financial planner TM certification from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.  

Alanah is passionate about proving a holistic financial planning service including matters such as tax planning, Retirement income planning, Inheritance tax and estate planning.  

Alex Welsh

Senior financial planner

Alex Welsh

Senior financial planner

Winchester

Alex joined Rathbones after 10 years with a regional Chartered Financial Planning and Accountancy practice based in West Sussex.

Being a Chartered Financial Planner and one of the few in the UK to be accredited by the legal body Resolution, he has a depth of experience in all areas of planning for every life stage. This ranges from tax efficient investing to retirement planning to estate and long-term care planning.

Working alongside an accountancy practice for many years, Alex has a strong understanding of tax and trust legislation, as well as extensive knowledge of the pensions system which has seen him act as expert witness for the courts on a number of occasions as well as mentoring colleagues. 

In 2015, he was named in the UK’s top 35 financial advisers aged under 35.

Alex is passionate about getting to know his clients, building lasting relationships providing a friendly, personable service. He most enjoys helping clients understand complex financial matters by making them seem simple, explaining concepts in relatable and meaningful terms.

Alex joined Rathbones after 10 years with a regional Chartered Financial Planning and Accountancy practice based in West Sussex.

Being a Chartered Financial Planner and one of the few in the UK to be accredited by the legal body Resolution, he has a depth of experience in all areas of planning for every life stage. This ranges from tax efficient investing to retirement planning to estate and long-term care planning.

Working alongside an accountancy practice for many years, Alex has a strong understanding of tax and trust legislation, as well as extensive knowledge of the pensions system which has seen him act as expert witness for the courts on a number of occasions as well as mentoring colleagues. 

In 2015, he was named in the UK’s top 35 financial advisers aged under 35.

Alex is passionate about getting to know his clients, building lasting relationships providing a friendly, personable service. He most enjoys helping clients understand complex financial matters by making them seem simple, explaining concepts in relatable and meaningful terms.

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