Canaccord Genuity

Independent Financial Adviser  41 Lothbury, London, EC2R 7AE
First meeting at adviser's own cost
We are part of the award winning Canaccord Wealth Management Company with UK assets under management in excess of £28bn.
We can advise you on
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Annuity purchase
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Pension consolidation
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Pension drawdown
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Pensions & divorce
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Pensions & retirement planning
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Pensions review
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Pensions transfer
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SIPPs
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Wealth management
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Ethical investments
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ISA / Unit Trusts / OEICs
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Investing for income
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Investment trusts
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OEICs
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Offshore investments
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Socially responsible investments
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Traded endowment policies
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Unit trusts
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Lump sum
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National savings
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Regular savings
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Savings for children
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School fees planning
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Critical illness
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Life insurance
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Capital gains tax
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Estate planning
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Income tax
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Taxation planning
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EEA
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Rest of world
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Group Pension/Stakeholder
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Group Protection/Life Insurance
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Stockbroking services
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Long term care
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th September 2021
Meet our advisers
MR Nero Patel FPFS CFP
Wealth Planning Director

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to business.

To achieve the Fellowship grade, individuals would be required to have 10 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the main legal forms of business and how they are set up and managed; the consequences of bankruptcy or insolvency; business accounts and financial controls; the taxation of each type of business entity, its owners and employees; the main legal responsibilities businesses have to employees, suppliers and customers.

In order to have completed this qualification, individuals were required to obtain three units. These could have been selected from any combination of the available units at that time but must have included the compulsory G10 unit - Taxation and Trusts.

Having achieved the APFS designation, advisers can go onto to achieve this recognisable benchmark of quality and ethical practice for financial services professionals, elevating financial planning and advice in the public eye to the same standing as other Chartered professions. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal and corporate pensions.

This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of the UK tax system, the law and practice of trusts, but also an ability to advise individual clients on the tax treatment of their investments and the use of trusts to meet their current and foreseeable future needs.

This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.

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

This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of investments and an ability to advise individual clients on the construction of investment portfolios to meet both their current and foreseeable future needs.

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.

This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of income generating options and applying the knowledge to retirement planning situations.

This examination assessed knowledge and understanding of the range of investments available for planning of pensions and to be able to apply the construction of a pension portfolio management for a client.

This examination assessed the knowledge and understanding of economic factors that affect risk from different investments, product features and regulatory framework of retail investments, taxation liabilities and portfolio planning.

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.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: main tax and legal frameworks that govern the accumulation phase of building up retirement benefits under registered pension schemes; features of defined contribution and defined benefit pensions; choices faced by early leavers and use of transfer value analysis; State retirement benefits available, including the risks and suitability of contracting out of the State Second Pension.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the basic structure of the tax system and self-assessment; the main taxes on income and capital that may be charged on individuals, the self-assessment system and how tax liabilities are computed; impact of residence and domicile on an individuals liability to UK tax.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the: legal principles associated with the creation and management of a trust; main types of trusts that are common in the UK; taxation considerations relevant to trusts.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: how the economic environment and individual company performance affects investment performance and investment decision making; how risk is measured and managed; the main principles governing how to construct an investment portfolio; the range of investment management services, how their performance is evaluated and their regulatory environment.

An internationally recognised financial planning credential. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications (usually AFPC/DipPFS) or equivalent, an CISI assessment, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.

Accreditations
Certified Financial Planner Chartered Financial Planner
What our clients say
Nero helped me sort out my pension affairs getting me out of the poor funds my previous IFA selected. My funds are now constantly monitored and in a much better pension company.
Mr Payne, Huddersfield
Highly recommend Nero and his investment colleagues who have saved me a lot in unnecessary fees and I can now see exactly how I am invested
City professional, Canaccord's offices, behind the Bank of England
Having spoken to a number of IFAs who insisted that I put all my funds on a platform, it was refreshing to work with Nero who was able to deal with my existing affairs without moving things around. Would be happy to recommend.
Mrs W, London
“You’ve been amazing…thank you very much” “So good to find someone who isn’t simply trying to skin me of my last penny” “Really appreciate your honest and prompt help”
Nick Feinberg, Creative Director, Heart FM, Cape Town
About us

Financial planning is about creating, organising and preserving assets efficiently from a tax and investment perspective, and according to individual objectives. Our knowledge is broad and encompasses the following main areas of expertise:

Retirement planning, Mitigation of income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax, Life assurance and ill-health protection, Investment management and Offshore planning.

Our services

All our services are provided on an independent and transparent fee basis, which ensures that you know how much you are paying and can take comfort from the fact that there is no conflict created through commission payments.

We work closely with your existing investment manager or in conjunction with our panel of investment managers so as to provide a fully integrated wealth management service. We offer a free initial meeting to all clients to discuss their financial objectives.

For the more experienced individuals we offer access to a traditional stockbroking service, IPOs and other more sophisticated investments.

Where to find us
Head office address: 41 Lothbury, London, EC2R 7AE
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
£250,000
Minimum pension value
£250,000
Minimum mortgage value
£250,000
Special offers
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Advice methods
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    Face to face
Response rating
7.0/10
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FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th September 2021

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