Independent Financial Advisers

Expertise to propel you to financial freedom

Independent Financial Advisers

Expertise to propel you to financial freedom

Bristol based Financial Advisers - making your dreams our own

We understand that finances can be confusing at times. Getting the correct financial advice is vital, especially if you need advice on several areas of your finances. Our wealth of experience helps our clients get the best advice year on year. 

We work on a fixed fee basis so you know the true cost of the advice you receive.

Consilium Asset Management are Independent Financial Advisors based in Bristol. We specialise in retirement, investments and tax planning, helping you to achieve your life goals and ambitions. 

Our aim is to help you develop and protect your wealth using our proven lifestyle financial planning process.

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The benefits of Independent Financial Advice

value of financial advice

A recent study highlighted the benefits of Independent Financial Advice. In June 2020, Vanguard UK concluded that, on average, investors could potentially see a return that is approximately 3% higher compared to investors that do not receive advice. *

*Vanguard UK – Putting a value on your value Advisers Alpha in the UK – June 2020

Our Services

Consilium Asset Management offers a wide range of services to suit those at any stage of their life. Being a team of Independent Financial Advisors (IFA), we are able to research the entire market and provide the best product for every individual requirement. In delivering the below services, we embrace technology to ensure the process is as streamlined as possible. Our clients are at the heart of what we do and we place client objectives at the forefront of all decision making. 

Tax Planning

Nobody wants to pay more tax than is necessary. That’s why we will conduct a full review of your current situation and identify steps to reduce the amount of tax you pay. Furthermore, when it comes to taking income from your investments, we will ensure you withdraw funds in the most tax-efficient manner.

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Investment Planning

We will take all the stress and worry out of investing, leaving you to sit back and let your money do the work. Using our financial personality assessment, we will gain an understanding of your risk profile and then make a recommendation based on this and your objectives. Our use of technology means you can track your investments daily on your phone, tablet or desktop.

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Retirement Planning

Whether you are looking ahead to retirement or have already retired, we will make sure you achieve the later years that you have always dreamed of. We will first understand your specific retirement objectives, and then work with you to reach them. We will fully review any existing pensions you have and then find the optimum solution for your situation.

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Sustainable Investments

With social issues and climate change reaching the forefront of investor minds, we ensure that we offer a range of different sustainable investments. After a discussion with you about your specific preferences in this area, we will find the investments that meet these needs. We believe in investor power to drive positive change in society, so we will give you the tools to be part of this revolution.

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Cash Flow Planning

Using our cashflow planning software, we will make sure you are on track to meet your financial objectives. Making predictions for 20 or 30 years in the future is very difficult due to changing market conditions and your own situation. That is why we will review your cash flow every year to ensure your plan is sustainable. For retirees, we will make sure you do not spend more than you can afford so that you don’t outlive your money.

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Financial Protection

It is vitally important to plan for unexpected events so that you are in safe hands should the worst happen. We will assess your individual requirements for life assurance, income protection or critical illness cover. Using our independent status, we can then access the entire market to find you the best deal on your protection.

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Book a free consultation

Your first meeting with us is completely free of charge.

About Consilium

Consilium Asset Management was formed in 2005. As Independent Financial Advisors (IFA) we provide a range of services including advice on pensions, investments and protection. Our additional services include tax planning as well as legal services.

Flexible meetings

We embrace technology to make life easier for our clients. Meetings can be conducted either face-to-face or via video call. Our client portal supports secure messages and shows latest valuations.

Ethical investing

We believe in investor power to drive positive change in the world. Therefore, we offer a range of sustainable investments to suit all preferences. Most of our clients are now investing ethically.

Value for money

Why pay more than you need to? We ensure our fees remain low compared to the rest of the financial advice market. Our aim is to provide value that far outweighs the cost of advice.

What our clients say

Considering these Covid times, I am over the moon that Graham could facilitate the pension transfer and has fully advised in line with my attitude to risk

JC -Weston Super Mare

This is an expert independent financial advice business with a wealth of knowledge & state of the art technology to inform decisions and track performance. 

NC - South Glos

Thank you, Graham, I’m happy with the advice you gave me, I always feel I can contact you if I am unsure or if there is anything I do not understand.

SRB- North Somerset

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about our services, fees or any other matters, please get in touch with us. Below are a few of the common questions we are asked.

We are proud to call ourselves Independent Financial Advisors. We have been Independent since 2005 and have made a commitment to remain so. We are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and are free to search the whole of the market to find and provide the right product for you.

We put your goals at the heart of what we do. Every single financial plan is unique because no two people are the same. By fully understanding your needs, we are then best placed to take a holistic view of your finances and support you in achieving your dreams.  

Using over 35 years of experience, our advisors will create a personalised financial plan to suit your needs. We make your objectives our own and find no greater pleasure than seeing our clients fulfil their dreams. Our aim is to build a long term relationship with you so that we are your friends and your advisors

We provide a wide range of services that could be beneficial for you, depending on your circumstances. Some of these are listed below, and all form part of our overall service to you:

  • Investment Planning – this involves ensuring your investments align with your risk profile, investment objectives, and views on sustainable investing. We will learn about your personal situation and recommend investments based on that. Whether you have investment accounts, ISAs, investment bonds or pensions, we will assist you in finding investments you are comfortable with.
  • Retirement Planning – there is no more important stage of life than retirement. Having worked for many years, you can now kick back and relax. We will ensure that you can achieve all of your dreams in retirement without worrying about running out of money.
  • Family Protection – although uncomfortable to consider, it is a reality for many that lives are turned upside down by sudden illness or death. With the trauma of these being difficult enough to deal with, you do not need to worry about your finances. We will analyse your unique situation to ensure you have sufficient protection in place for you and your family should the worst happen.
  • Estate Planning – having paid tax all of your life, the last thing you want to do is lose a large chunk of your wealth to tax after you die. Our estate planning service ensures you know your potential inheritance tax liability and takes important steps to reduce that as much as possible.
  • Business Planning – we know how busy business owners are, so our business planning service takes the stress out of various aspects of running your company. This could be how you take remuneration from your business, ensuring your business against unfortunate events, or succession planning once you decide to take a step back.
  • Cashflow Planning – trying to predict how your finances will look in 10, 20 or 30 years is almost impossible. There are so many factors and variables in play at all times. However, our cash flow planning will give you an insight into the possible direction of your money based on your current situation. Since we will review this every year, we can ensure your finances are robust to meet all your financial goals. For retirees, the biggest question is how much money do I need to last the rest of my life? We will help you answer that and ensure your level of suspending is sustainable.

Step 1 – Free initial consultation

Every client benefits from a free initial consultation. This is a chance for us to get to know you and your situation to make sure we can provide you with sufficient value. You can also ask any questions you have about our process and the fees involved. Book your free initial meeting here

 

Step 2 – Fact-find meeting

Following this, we will conduct a full fact-find with you. This is an important part of the process because the more we know about you, the better we can understand what you require to achieve your goals. As part of the fact-find, we will ask you to complete a Financial Personality Assessment and will take time to learn your views on Socially Responsible Investing. At this stage, we will discuss our fees and complete the necessary paperwork.

 

Step 3 – Current situation analysis

Once we fully understand your situation, we will analyse your current situation and any initial recommendations. All recommendations will be fully justified using reports, data, and an explanatory meeting.

 

Step 4 – Implementation of recommendations

If you are happy to proceed with our recommendations, we will implement them for you promptly. Should you have any reservations about our advice, we will work closely with you until you feel comfortable making any changes.

 

Step 5 – Monitor financial plan

We will continuously monitor your financial plan and ensure you remain on track to meet your objectives. You will receive quarterly investment reports, and we will get in touch if there is anything important to discuss. It is important that you understand that you can contact us at any stage if you require clarification or wish to inform us of changes to your situation.

 

Step 6 – Annual review service

Every year, we will conduct your annual review meeting. This will include analysing your investment performance, discussing any changes in your circumstances, and making any recommendations for changes to your plan. If you are at or near retirement, you will receive an Income Sustainability Review. We will ensure your spending levels remain sustainable, considering your situation.

With our fees, we offer a fair fixed fee charging structure that reflects the value we are providing. Our charges depend on your specific situation and requirements, so once we have conducted your free initial meeting, we can provide you with an individual quote. 

You can choose how you pay our fees, whether directly using bank transfer or from your investments. Our preferred providers can facilitate payments to us so that you don’t need to worry about accounting for our fees in your spending budgets.

Most meetings will take place at our office in Chipping Sodbury, near Bristol. However, we are happy to conduct meetings in your home in certain circumstances. If you have particular needs and find it difficult to travel, we will do our best to make life easy for you. We are also happy to conduct online video meetings if that suits you best.

You can get in touch using the below methods:

  • Live Chat – by clicking the button in the corner of your screen
  • Phone – by calling us on 01454 321511
  • Email – by filling in the contact form at the bottom of the page

Book a free consultation

Your first meeting with us is completely free of charge – all you need to do is choose a convenient time and date for us to hold the online meeting.