Working across all areas of financial planning, Stefani provides her clients with a personal and tailored wealth management service.
Stefani truly values the strong relationships she has developed with her existing clients, and also enjoys meeting and establishing new connections. She takes the time to gain an understanding of her clients’ individual situations, needs and aspirations in order to support them to achieving their lifetime financial goals.
She works with her clients to ensure they make well-informed financial decisions by implementing a financial plan, which provides clarity on what action they need to take. As her clients’ circumstances and aspirations evolve over time, their plans are reviewed and adjusted, when necessary.
Stefani has a large number of clients who have a keen interest in investing in a sustainable manner. She will ensure that their individual environmental and ethical considerations are placed at the forefront of their financial and investment planning.
Stefani’s areas of expertise include tax-efficient investing, retirement planning (both pre and post-retirement), inheritance tax planning and arranging protection.
Stefani works alongside her network of professional connections such as lawyers and accountants, to ensure that all areas of a client’s financial plan are dealt with appropriately.
Outside of work
Stefani lives in Warlingham, Surrey with her husband Stuart and young son Oscar. Outside of work, Stefani is kept busy by Oscar’s active social life but when a babysitter has been appointed, she will splash out on a nice meal to catch up with friends and family.
She enjoys travelling across the globe and will always spend at least a week skiing in the Alps.
Stefani achieved her Chartered Financial Planner status in 2013 and has been a STEP (Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners) Affiliate since 2015. Stefani graduated from the University of Sheffield, with a BA Hons in Economics.
We are proud to say that Stefani was a finalist at The Professional Adviser’s Women In Financial Advice Awards 2019 and was ‘Highly Commended’ by the judges
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Chart FP – Chartered Financial Planner
Having achieved the APFS designation, advisers can go on 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.
STEP Certificate for Financial Services – Trusts and Estate Planning
This qualification is a collaboration between STEP and CLT International (CLTI). This Certificate bridges the divide between solicitors and financial advisers, enabling those in financial services to work more effectively with other professionals
AdvDipIP – Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
This qualification enables professional advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities, covers topics like: personal tax and trust, business financial, pension and investment planning.
AF1 – Personal Tax and Trust Planning
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in-depth financial planning skills related to personal tax and trusts.
AF3 – Pension Planning
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in-depth financial planning skills related to personal and corporate pensions.
AF4 – Investment Planning
This examination assesses the candidate to develop in-depth financial planning skills related to investments and the management of investment portfolios.
AF5 – Financial Planning Process
This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
DipFP – Diploma in Financial Planning
This qualification develops advanced technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas.
R01 – Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.
R02 – Investment Principles
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.
R03 – Personal Taxation
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK taxation system, and the ability to analyse the taxation treatment of individuals and trusts during the investment advice process.
R04 – Pensions and Retirement Planning
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.
R05 – Financial Protection
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse financial protection planning issues.
R06 – Financial Planning Practice
This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities.
RQF – Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning
This diploma meets the FCA’s qualification requirements for retail investment advisers, developing core technical knowledge and financial planning capabilities across six core areas.
Certificate in Financial Planning
This qualification develops knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry in general, including regulation and legislation, and the fundamental aspects of customer service, administration and marketing in financial services, and key retail investment products.
Certificate in Life & Pensions
This qualification develops knowledge and understanding of the sector and its activities, key customer needs, solutions and products, and how individuals and organisations work within a regulatory and legislative environment.
CF1 – UK Financial Services, Regulations, and Ethics
This examination covers UK financial services, regulation and ethics.
CF2 – Investment and Risk
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the risks involved.
CF4 – Retirement Planning
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the various pension products, the pension tax regime and retirement needs.
CF5 – Integrated Financial Planning
The purpose of this examination is to demonstrate a solid grounding in the financial services industry and its regulation.
ER1 – Equity Release
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the different types of equity release products, risks to the consumer associated with equity release and application of suitable equity release solutions according to the circumstances of different customers.