Andrew Jamieson opens new IFA business in Barnsley
Andrew has held senior advisory and managerial roles in financial services for the last 20 years, both in the UK and internationally.
In 1999, Andrew relocated to Barnsley to take up a new regulated sales management role with first direct and made Barnsley his home. One of Andrew’s key tasks in this new employment was to manage the transition from ‘tied’ advice to ‘ independent financial advice ’. This transition was implemented to benefit the client base, open up the product offering and to ensure that advisers and clients had access to the best possible products at all times.
Three years later Andrew commenced the first of three consecutive overseas postings and spent the next seven years being based in the Channel Islands, Malta and the Cayman Islands. Responsibilities during this period ranged from managing teams of independent financial advisers servicing expatriate clients on a global basis, to the strategic development and set-up of HSBC Bank (Cayman) Ltd in the Caribbean.
Andrew and his family returned to their home in Barnsley in 2009 and following their return, Andrew has managed teams of independent financial advisers throughout South and West Yorkshire for the same banking group.
Over the last few years Andrew has seen major developments within financial services and the recent decision by HSBC Bank to implement a change from ‘independent financial advice’ to ‘restricted advice’ prompted him to move on and set up his own business.
Andrew states ‘I entered financial services with the ambition of helping people achieve their dreams and aspirations. For many years I have been able to fulfil this goal by providing and managing a responsive client-focussed independent financial advisory service. The recent changes, effectively reversing the decision of the bank years ago to provide a more comprehensive service did not sit right with me. I believe that, in the drive for profit, major companies have sacrificed the high quality, personal service I hold dear. In setting up my own independent financial advisory business I am able to continue to provide the quality of service and tailored advice my clients, old and new, deserve. Barnsley is an ideal, central location, which provides ready access to the whole of South and West Yorkshire. Barnsley is our home so it has made perfect sense to base myself from home and to provide the high level of service clients expect and deserve throughout the whole region. ’
Andrew can be contacted on 01226 731670 / e mail email@example.com or view website for further information www.andrewjamiesonwm.co.uk