AES International

Restricted - Whole of Market  7 Bell Yard, London, Greater london, W11 3RB
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Multi award winning, UK certified Financial Planning and Wealth Management. Helping clients who have incredible demands on their time, to design and implement comprehensive financial plans. I'm Jessica Cook, Wealth Adviser to International professionals and families across the globe. Featuring in the 2020 Times Newspaper Guide to the UK's Top Rated Financial Advisers. My background is law, and a former career with the Financial Times. I am also a regular financial columnist for multiple publications.
We can advise you on
Annuity purchase
Pension consolidation
Pension drawdown
Pensions & divorce
Pensions & retirement planning
Pensions review
Pensions transfer
Wealth management
Ethical investments
Investing for income
Investment trusts
Offshore investments
Socially responsible investments
Unit trusts
Lump sum
Regular savings
Savings for children
Critical illness
Life insurance
Estate planning
Taxation planning
Rest of world
Sharia finance
Response rating
FCA authorised
Last authorised 10th August 2020
Meet our advisers
Jessica Cook
Private Client Adviser

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.

This qualification assesses the understanding of the commercial and regulatory financial services environment, the role and legal obligations of regulated advisers and key concepts of risk and ethics.

This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities. 

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: process of decumulating pension funds and the main issues for clients and advisers; main choices facing members of pensions schemes during decumulation; features, risks and tax treatment of the secured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of the unsecured pension option; features, risks and tax treatment of phased retirement; features, risks and tax treatment of the alternatively secured pension option.

This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry including: regulation and ethics, personal taxation, investment principles and risk, pensions and retirement planning, financial protection

This qualification accesses the specialist knowledge and skills needed for advising on the transfer of safeguarded benefits

This qualification accesses the advanced skills needed for advising on income planning to those in and approaching retirement

What our clients say
My husband and I wanted to invest our money in a managed fund. Jessica helped with everything. She was incredibly thorough and left no stone unturned to insure she fully understood our requirements. She was incredibly proactive, informative and I felt that she was operating at all times with our best interests in mind. She also provided advice which allowed us to uncover previous investments (pensions etc) which we would not otherwise have unearthed. She provides a service which insures her clients get exactly the support they need even if it does not generate extra business for her. Jessica does everything to an exceptionally high standard. If you want to engage a financial adviser you should talk to Jessica .
Anne Marie Odonnell, Offshore
I have known Jessica for a couple of years, and have no hesitation in recommending her as a financial advisor. Jessica has helped organise my savings, providing insights and valuable advice without ever making me feel that I am being pushed towards some pre-determined agenda. She has always made sure that she understands what it is I want to achieve before setting before me a choice of options. And her advice and explanations are clear without being patronising. A real pleasure to work with.
Simon Field, Cardiff
'Ive met many financial advisers over the years but can honestly say Jessica has the highest integrity and ability of any financial adviser I've met to date. She listens carefully, understands exactly what my objectives and risk appetite are before providing appropriate and alternative options. Her timely advice saved me a significant amount in tax and she is now entrusted with managing the pension pot I worked so hard to build over the last 25 years.
Neil Irwin, Offshore
I needed help, advice and support from a financial adviser I could trust after having some horrible experiences in the past Jessica never "sells" - she is genuinely interested in the welfare of her clients and you feel that when working with her. I have now been using her services for 5 years and I'm pleased to say that the investment plans she put together for me have all performed extremely well. I didn't expect my investments to do as well as they have so from that perspective, I am very happy. I completely trust Jessica and as such would never go anywhere else for financial advice. I honestly can't fault her.
Sarah Bentley, Offshore
I listed the help of Jessica as I was concerned about the security of existing pension plans, which were split over several schemes. Jessica spent a number of meetings evaluating my position. And also gained a good mutual understanding and evaluation of my risk profile, and we spent some time assessing the benefits of retaining existing schemes, or moving to a SIPP. This included a full review of the cost structures of various schemes. Since inception I have had regular updates on the chosen scheme progress, and a couple of changes have been made to the investment structures to optimise and realign. The outcomes have been acceptable and in line with the projections given. The plan is meeting mid-line expectations.
Gary McManus, Manchester
Around 6 years ago I had various savings accounts with different organizations and in different countries and I wanted to organize them to maximize their potential in preparation for my retirement. More recently I needed advice with applying for my military pension (a partial pension from service with the Royal Navy in the 1970's and 80's) After our initial review of my financial assets, Jessica presented me with several unbiased options based on my requirements and with Jessica's common sense approach and excellent advice we chose the portfolio that suited my requirements of which is periodically reviewed to match current market conditions . With substantial help and effort from Jessica we worked our way through the MOD's procedure for the application of my military pension. Jessica now has an excellent understanding of the MOD's pension procedure. I have a well balanced portfolio which matches my retirement requirements. Jessica's professionalism, advice and service to her clients is excellent.
John Knight, Outside of the UK
About us

In todays market conditions, with increasing taxation pressures and geo-political shifts, the requirement to ensure wealth is perfectly positioned, organised efficiently and future proofed is essential. I work with clients to construct the most robust, transparent and healthy balance sheet. Often maximising areas many would not have thought possible, due to my international 'non resident' experience.

A full service approach that ensures clients unique and diverse needs are met by taking on the burden of organising relevant information, researching viable options and making recommendations, that take into account not only all financial factors but clients values and beliefs about finances too.

I am passionate about helping clients protect and grow their wealth.

The manner in which I choose to conduct my business ensures I personally have a vested interest in every aspect of my clients financial lives.

AES International has won over 40 financial awards including Professional Adviser's Best International Financial Planning Firm and Best International Private Wealth Management Adviser (highly commended).

AES has remained true to its vision to 'be the best'. This is evidenced through our Corporate Chartered Financial Planners status.

65+ licenses = security and peace of mind
36+ jurisdictions
40 + awards = results focused

Our services

AES International seeks to challenge the status quo of an out-dated and opaque financial industry. We believe in thinking, acting and advising differently. The way we do this is with a focus on unbiased financial education, simplification of complex financial matters such as pensions, and by fighting to get you the best prices, experience and results possible.

We are proud to provide significantly better and cheaper investment options to clients around the World.
Our mission is to enable clients to protect and grow their wealth by benefiting from unsolicited financial teaching and evidence based investment models. Areas of expertise include:

Defined Benefit/Final Salary
Pension Transfers
Maximizing pension lifetime allowance (LTA)
Portfolio Management
Portfolio reviews/rebalancing
Reducing ongoing charges Pension transfers and pensions planning/ SIPPs and QROPS
Cash-flow forecasting
Estate and IHT planning
Life insurance and protection
Lifetime holistic financial planning

Where to find us
Head office address: 7 Bell Yard, 126 New Kings Road, London, London, WC2A 2JR
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
Minimum pension value
Minimum mortgage value
Advice methods
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    Face to face
Response rating
FCA authorised
Last authorised 10th August 2020

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