Lifetime financial
planning

Walter & Partners is an Independent and Chartered Financial Planning practice for private individuals and their families.

Financial planning is about taking control of your finances to build the future you want. With every new client we take on, we seek to significantly improve their financial future and how they feel about it.

We provide clear and honest advice. We aim to make complex matters simple. We are transparent about our fees, keep costs to a minimum, and always act in our client’s best interests.

Our clients have told us that our planning and advice has made a positive impact on their lives. We wouldn’t be doing it if we didn’t believe the same.

The financial planning process
Our relationship begins with your personal aims and aspirations. We need to know what’s important to you before we talk about money. We fundamentally believe that your money should fit around what you want to achieve, rather than the other way around.

After assessing your existing resources and evaluating how far they will go towards your plans, we will consider ways in which we can improve your position. We will look at budget and contingency planning and will identify appropriate investment and tax optimisation strategies tailored to your requirements. We will then show you the difference our planning could make.

We will implement the various components of your plan, and will meet at least annually to review and adapt, as necessary.

Becoming a client
We typically take on clients with upwards of £450,000 of investable assets, but we are always happy to have an initial consultation without charge to see if we are right for each other. You can get in touch by phone or by using the form below.

 

Walter & Partners is an Independent and Chartered Financial Planning practice for private individuals and their families.

Financial planning is about taking control of your finances to build the future you want. With every new client we take on, we seek to significantly improve their financial future and how they feel about it.

We provide clear and honest advice. We aim to make complex matters simple. We are transparent about our fees, keep costs to a minimum, and always act in our client’s best interests.

Our clients have told us that our planning and advice has made a positive impact on their lives. We wouldn’t be doing it if we didn’t believe the same.

The financial planning process
Our relationship begins with your personal aims and aspirations. We need to know what’s important to you before we talk about money. We fundamentally believe that your money should fit around what you want to achieve, rather than the other way around.

After assessing your existing resources and evaluating how far they will go towards your plans, we will consider ways in which we can improve your position. We will look at budget and contingency planning and will identify appropriate investment and tax optimisation strategies tailored to your requirements. We will then show you the difference our planning could make.

We will implement the various components of your plan, and will meet at least annually to review and adapt, as necessary.

Becoming a client
We typically take on clients with upwards of £450,000 of investable assets, but we are always happy to have an initial consultation without charge to see if we are right for each other. You can get in touch by phone or by using the form below.

We offer a robust and evidence-based investment service which focuses on long-term and highly cost-effective investment strategies.

Unlike many firms, we don’t believe in the value of market timing or stock picking, because there is no evidence these more costly strategies yield better results over the long-term.

We believe that asset allocation is the key driver of investment returns. We focus on getting this right by designing portfolios that capture capital market returns based on decades of empirical data and 

research by Nobel-Prize economists. This approach keeps the portfolio running costs down without compromising on long-term returns.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations
Our ESG portfolios invest in several funds which direct more capital to companies that meet certain ESG standards. These include Environmental factors such as carbon emissions, air, and water pollution, use of natural resources and land; Social factors such as labour standards, equality, production quality and safety, and local community impact; and finally, Governance factors such as ethical business practices, board independence and diversity, and managerial compensation.

This screening process looks to reduce the risks of unsustainable business practices and embed ethical principles in the pursuit of long-term investment returns.

We offer a robust and evidence-based investment service which focuses on long-term and highly cost-effective investment strategies.

Unlike many firms, we don’t believe in the value of market timing or stock picking, because there is no evidence these more costly strategies yield better results over the long-term.

We believe that asset allocation is the key driver of investment returns. We focus on getting this right by designing portfolios that capture capital market returns based on decades of empirical data and research by Nobel-Prize economists. This approach keeps the portfolio running costs down without compromising on long-term returns.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations
Our ESG portfolios invest in several funds which direct more capital to companies that meet certain ESG standards. These include Environmental factors such as carbon emissions, air, and water pollution, use of natural resources and land; Social factors such as labour standards, equality, production quality and safety, and local community impact; and finally, Governance factors such as ethical business practices, board independence and diversity, and managerial compensation.

This screening process looks to reduce the risks of unsustainable business practices and embed ethical principles in the pursuit of long-term investment returns.

“People have busy lives with work, family and pastimes. They don’t always have time to ensure they have planned for their future. We take this problem away”
Ben Walter – CEO

Ben is a Chartered Financial Planner, Registered Life Planner and SOLLA Accredited Later Life Adviser. He has been advising clients for over 10 years and founded Walter & Partners in 2015.  Outside of work, Ben is treasurer of the Beaconsfield Roundtable which is a local charity that raises money for the benefit of the community. Ben also established a networking group called Business in Beaconsfield, which encourages local professionals to share ideas and challenges. With a wife and two children, Ben appreciates the importance and need for sound and long-term financial advice.

The Directors

“People have busy lives with work, family and pastimes. They don’t always have time to ensure they have planned for their future. We take this problem away”
Ben Walter – CEO

Ben is a Chartered Financial Planner, Registered Life Planner and SOLLA Accredited Later Life Adviser. He has been advising clients for over 10 years and founded Walter & Partners in 2015.  Outside of work, Ben is treasurer of the Beaconsfield Roundtable which is a local charity that raises money for the benefit of the community. Ben also established a networking group called Business in Beaconsfield, which encourages local professionals to share ideas and challenges. With a wife and two children, Ben appreciates the importance and need for sound and long-term financial advice.

“With a great sense of duty and care, we help our clients to achieve what is possible with the right planning in place”
Chris Smith – COO

Qualified in Senior Management & Supervision, Chris oversees business operations and compliance for the firm. Having met at Prudential in 2001, Chris and Ben worked in partnership for several years before leaving to become financial advisers at a London firm. After parting to explore their own ventures, Chris joined with Ben again at Walter & Partners in the Spring of 2019 following 7 years of building and managing a successful financial planning team for a West End Accountancy practice. While his wife and son are his main priorities outside of work, Chris is an avid cyclist, runner, and a passionate cook and musician.  

“With a great sense of duty and care, we help our clients to achieve what is possible with the right planning in place”
Chris Smith – COO

Qualified in Senior Management & Supervision, Chris oversees business operations and compliance for the firm. Having met at Prudential in 2001, Chris and Ben worked in partnership for several years before leaving to become financial advisers at a London firm. After parting to explore their own ventures, Chris joined with Ben again at Walter & Partners in the Spring of 2019 following 7 years of building and managing a successful financial planning team for a West End Accountancy practice. While his wife and son are his main priorities outside of work, Chris is an avid cyclist, runner, and a passionate cook and musician. 

Our Partners. We work with several key business partners that provide us with access to a wealth of expertise and business support functions, allowing us to focus our time working directly with our clients.

Our Partners. We work with several key business partners that provide us with access to a wealth of expertise and business support functions, allowing us to focus our time working directly with our clients.

Contact us

Telephone 0203 858 0583

Office address
14 Coach & Horses Yard,
London W1S 2EJ

Correspondence address
20-22 Wenlock Road,
London N1 7GU

Contact us

Telephone
0203 858 0583 

Office address
14 Coach & Horses Yard,
London W1S 2EJ

Correspondence address
20-22 Wenlock Road,
London N1 7GU

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If you are a client of Walter & Partners please log in here to access our portal and view your portfolio. 

Walter & Partners Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Registered in England and Wales No.09259743. Registered office address: 14 Coach & Horses Yard, London, W1S 2EJ. Investments and the income from them can go down in value. The Financial Ombudsman Service is available to sort out individual complaints that clients and financial services businesses aren’t able to resolve themselves. To contact the Financial Ombudsman Service please visit www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

Walter & Partners Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales No.09259743. Registered office address: 14 Coach & Horses Yard, London, W1S 2EJ. Investments and the income from them can go down in value. The Financial Ombudsman Service is available to sort out individual complaints that clients and financial services businesses aren’t able to resolve themselves. To contact the Financial Ombudsman Service please visit www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk