"Thank you and well done in foreseeing the current events - we are not oblivious to where we may have been without your guidance."
"I believe I have benefited enormously with the progress made with my pension, from aspects such as converting all managed entities to the SIPP format and the choice of holdings recommended by yourselves to the asset allocation approach and very stimulating/good research items/links provided. I have gone up quite a learning curve in the last 2 years."
"I've known Rob for over 20 years now. The service is personal and so different from other financial advisors. IWM tells you as it is warts and all. But the returns are good and as promised. Predicted the big financial crash a year or so before it happened"
"Been with them for 8 or so years, and can totally recommend. In my time with them, they have provided an excellent, tailored service."
"I recently met a planner from Independent Financial Planners for a Review Meeting after reading about the discounted offer through your magazine Bloomberg Money. I forwarded him my financial details beforehand then discussed his findings about a week or so later. My overall impression was extremely favourable. This was my first encounter with fee-only financial advice and I found it a refreshing change to be advised to examine my existing investment products rather than consider taking out additional ones. So to sum up - definitely excellent value for money."
"I wish I had heard of you 30 years ago. I think you are offering a very valuable service at an economic cost and I have no hesitation in recommending you, especially to investors just starting out."
"That was great. I really want to get on now to learn how to make my own money decisions confidently."
"It is good to meet someone who does not think I am crazy and can empathise with where I am coming from."
"You asked me about value: yes, the meeting was of value, and I am beginning to think that this is exactly the type of service I am looking for."
"Friendly, experienced and highly effective service. IWM Asset Management does more than it says on the tin!!"
"I am so pleased with the plan you sent on 21 June 2008 (and no doubt will appreciate the re-working). Apart from its technical merits the Plan is causing me an enormous sense of freedom from the energy-sapping worries and confusion which have been weighing me down for over 6 years. To say that I'm grateful is a massive understatement."
"Your asset management performance is great! After what I've learned from you, I'd never use an IFA's service again!"
"Just wanted to say 'Thank you for your guidance over the last however many years'. It has meant, in particular, that in all of the turmoil over the last week since the Brexit vote, my investments & future security, have not only stayed steady but have grown. No-one knows what will happen in the future, but I wanted to say thank you for steering me through these turbulent times - relatively stress free."
JH, Montague Capital
"It was great to see some of what you do for your clients. I have to say I thought it was very impressive and certainly way ahead of the market in my opinion, I think its the way financial services should work."
"Some of what you do is psychological, and that was just what we needed. Now we feel much more confident."
"Well I'm glad as I say that I'm where I am now - I cannot imagine how bad it would be if I hadn‚Äôt come to you and learnt all I have about how to manage my money. I have given up on the idea that I can be independent on my investments alone. I know that I have to find other solutions."
"Your email in January 2008 (IWM 'Red Alert' email before banking crisis broke) confirmed what I had decided so it was good to get confirmation from you - have a great deal of respect for your Company."
"Well, I'm definitely sold on the value of the planning discipline. It's very liberating to have a framework for decision making based on an established plan. Many previously complicated decisions are now trivially easy, because I know what we're trying to do. Also, the World view - Objectives - Strategies - Tactics - Implementation logic captures and separates the various levels of abstraction very clearly. Fee-only is also definitely the way to go. It transforms the client-adviser relationship from its utterly dysfunctional UK standard and, for me, is crucial to establishing trust."
"I knew what I wanted, a really independent advisor. I would pay him for his time, and he would NOT get any commissions for recommending financial services. I couldn't find one. I finally found Independence by chance when I heard a lecture on the need for independent advisors given by someone else. My world have been renewed since then. I am charged for time taken to work out what I need, and then I am referred to those who can provide the service. JUST WHAT I WANTED. No longer do I need to concern myself whether they are promoting a product as they are in for a big commission or benefit. Worth paying for."
"Very satisfied. Well worth every penny."
"Rob has guided us through the complexities of having financial interests in 3 countries (UK, the Netherlands, Australia). His remit was to help us prepare for a comfortable retirement. Rob viewed this task a lot more holistically than I had imagined. He took the volatility out of our portfolio, and managed to make me understand what he was proposing. Besides that, he looked into state pensions and also potential retirement countries. I highly recommend Rob if you need sound financial advice."
"I have been working with Rob Noble-Warren and Independence Wealth Management for the past 26 years. During the whole of that time I have received an excellent service at a reasonable price. Essentially, I have learnt from Rob all I know about investing which while not a vast amount is considerably more than I started out with. The Financial Plan he produced and subsequently updated enabled me to sleep easily at night knowing with a reasonable degree of certainty that we had sufficient money in the right places to be able to enjoy our old age which, sadly, is approaching only too fast."
"What I find of value is the fact that I know you guys are on my side. I do not have the time or the inclination frankly to spend hours figuring out whether one investment is better than another. That's why I pay you and am happy to pay you. I am outsourcing that part to you. I have recommended you to a lot of my friends and work colleagues. I do not use the brochure though. In my field, it would be treated with cynicism as if I was being paid to give it them."
"That was one of the best meetings we have had. That's really helpful to talk about my partner's involvement. It has made me more determined to get him involved."
"I subscribe to Buys and Briefs because I like the flexibility and appreciate the professional approach and transparency of the service. I'd rather pay charges for the service provided than commission. I'm free to follow my own strategies and check back with this service as a reference. I make use of the stockbroker wrap accounts. IWM webinars are interesting not least because of other investors who take part."
"No, I don't think that financial institutions are looking after me. Definitely not. It has all changed now anyway. I think people may begin to realise that they weren't going to get help anyway. I only learned that by coming to you. Fortunately in time. Not so lucky for many other people."
"I very much appreciate your way of guiding the clients and giving us the knowledge to research and convince ourselves. I especially appreciate your recent advice as when to buy and when to sell, using 26 weeks moving average and envelopes and FT interactive charts. Your solution is definitely good. For me there is no alternative I could trust."
"That was really worthwhile. You fellows can see the wood for the trees, and I needed to sit down with someone who does not take commission."
"I was very impressed with the Review Meeting and this service. Very professional."
"Thank you for having prepared me so well for the financial onslaught. You can't imagine how grateful I am."
"I know I have to pay for the advice I want but with you guys it is worth it. You always give quality advice - no holds barred."
"Amid all the gloom, something to be pleased about: our portfolio didn't lose a penny today. Good call."
"I am sort of in agreement with the idea that your 'red alert' will last for decades, but I didn't think we were quite at the point of battening down the hatches, all moving to Cyprus and sitting on gold - well not just yet anyway. I think it would be difficult to imagine ever buying into the UK again - well not for a very long time - or many other places either. So I know that the buy and hold really means Gilts and that's pretty well it. I guess I was being a little hopeful but I do realise its going to last a very long time. Which is why I am still fairly sure I can achieve my stated lifestyle - I think its going to mean more attention to detail in the management of my affairs but I am ready for that. I know I wouldn't be in this position if you guys hadn't put it all into perspective for me."
"Along with the course that I passed a few years ago (I go back every now and then to remind myself when to buy and when to sell) your unique buys and briefs service - the buy list and your messages - give me direction and reassurance. I find your webinars very useful and I trust you. I am sure that there are are a lot of potential clients out there for this service."
JM, Editor, Bloomberg Money
"Bloomberg Money is proud to run its monthly Money Makeover feature in association with Independence Financial Planners. Not only does Independence live up to its name in its approach to assisting the magazine's readers, the company also embodies our belief that financial advice should be built around helping people achieve their life goals: viewing an holistic solution rather than mere product sales as key."
"Good value. Good impartial advice. Thank you."
"I do not think it is right to assume that everything will work out as planned. I am just glad that our main money is more secure. I cannot express how happy we are that we got out of everything as you always suggested. It took time and you had a lot of patience with us but we can see how valuable that was for us. We are in a far better position than most people we know. I just think that nothing is completely safe and I just concentrate on the children and making sure we are all happy and will take what comes, if it does."
"Just wanted to say..thank you..for your advice re my portfolio that has meant it is on an upward trajectory after the leave vote. Your wise suggestions of buys in USD and AUD have certainly made a difference."
"The advice I've had has always been first rate, and that's over 15 years."
"I found our 1-to-1 very very helpful indeed and I have enjoyed every one of your Bloomberg Money articles: you have a nice way of writing and the info is obviously first rate. Our 1-to-1 was worth the money I paid a number of times over."
"This was the best value meeting I've had with any financial adviser."
"I wanted to thank you for letting me win the runner-up prize of a free financial planning session with a planner from Independence, who I met last night. In spite of being a confirmed financial know-it-all, he actually managed to teach me a few (quite important) things - who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? I don't know if you've met him, but he's not only extremely good at it, but seemed a genuinely nice person, too."
"I got the same feeling from our meeting as you do at a very good restaurant - one of calm and confidence and being looked after."
"Thank you for your annual investment performance report. Very concise very clear and VERY informative... I have a couple of comments. First of all... Well done in achieving the results that you have achieved. It's impressive even with all my inadequacies and mistakes!"