who we are
Punter Southall Wealth is a Chartered financial planning and investment management firm. As a Chartered firm, we adhere to a code of conduct that underpins a broader commitment to professional values. This means that our business is organised and developed in a way that puts our customers’ interests first. We invest in the ongoing development of our people’s technical skills and knowledge, and support wider initiatives that benefit society. All of our investment managers are Chartered members of the CISI, which is recognised as a symbol of the peak of professionalism and demonstrates an outstanding commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest levels of knowledge, skills and behaviour.
We build long-lasting relationships with our clients and we stay with them through each stage of their financial journey, helping them achieve growth and security for along the way.
Assets under control
31 December 2020
CII Chartered Financial Planners
CISI Certified Financial Planner™
CISI Chartered Fellow members
CISI Chartered Wealth Managers
Awarded Chartered Status by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is a professional body dedicated to building public trust in the insurance and financial planning industry. The CII awards Chartered status to firms that adhere to their professional code of ethics.
Success in CII qualifications is universally recognised as evidence of knowledge and technical expertise; only one in five financial planning firms in the UK hold Chartered status. The recognition of Punter Southall Wealth as a Chartered firm demonstrates that we are at the forefront of our profession and serves as a mark of trust with consumers, employers and business connections.
In order to have obtained Chartered status, we have proven our commitment to professional standards, including ongoing people development, alignment of ethics and values, committing to customer-first values, and supporting wider social initiatives.
Our Chartered status assures our clients of our commitment to being ethically driven, knowledgeable and to providing competent advice that is based wholly around their needs and requirements: providing a high quality of service and support.
Committed to the Financial Vulnerability Taskforce Charter.
The Financial Vulnerability Taskforce is a recently established independent and inclusive group representing the personal finance sector. Its ultimate purpose is to promote greater understanding of vulnerability and encourage good practice by personal finance professionals, ensuring that they recognise the unique circumstances of each individual.
By committing to the Financial Vulnerability Taskforce Charter, our financial planning and investment specialists have pledged to follow the nine commitments of the Charter. To uphold this commitment, our staff are fully trained in identifying where a client may be vulnerable, and in acting appropriately and sensitively: ensuring that our services remain accessible, easily understood and fair.
Punter Southall Wealth is proud to have committed to the Financial Vulnerability Taskforce Charter.
FTAdviser Top 100 Financial Advisers 2020.
Punter Southall Wealth is recognised as one of the UK’s very best Financial Planning firms. In 2020, we were placed within the Top 10 of the Top 100 UK Financial Advisers.
The Top 100 Financial Advisers ranks companies using a range of quantitative and qualitative analysis, and accredits some of the best financial advisory businesses working in the UK.
When constructing the list, FTAdviser consider a extensive range of factors, including growth rate of advisory businesses, how well-qualified their advisers are, and their client retention rates, among other data – the full scope of which can be found here. Significantly, the methodology is dynamic and evolves each year; therefore, our ranking also reflects our ability to adapt and be resilient during the challenges of the last year, guiding our clients during very uncertain times.
Professional Adviser Awards 2021 – Adviser Firm of the Year South East.
The Professional Adviser Awards are an annual event celebrating excellence in the financial advice sector. Running for the last sixteen years, there are typically over 200 firms competing in a range of categories, with judges assessing firms based on a variety of different criteria.
We entered the Adviser Firm of the Year award in the South East category, the catchment area for our two largest offices in London and Guildford. This was a challenging category, with the entry including a case study provided by the Personal Finance Society. At the award presentation we were thrilled to be named the winner, which places us in the judges’ top six adviser firms in the country.
Defaqto 5-star ratings for DFM MPS and DFM Bespoke.
Defaqto is an independent financial research company helping financial institutions and consumers make better informed decisions.
The company’s expertise has been developed as a result of more than 25 years of experience in financial data collection and analysis.
Their experts impartially identify the key attributes that make up a financial product and rate them on a scale of 1 to 5. To achieve the highest level of rating, providers need to demonstrate a commitment to the adviser market and produce service terms with a strong degree of flexibility and transparency, and a high level of personal and online service.
We are especially proud to receive five-star ratings for both our discretionary and managed portfolio services, reflecting the high quality and comprehensive proposition that we offer our clients.
Top 100 firm in 2017 for New Model Adviser.
New Model Adviser is a leading industry publication, with their annual Top 100 firms highlighted as the best in the financial planning community. Punter Southall Wealth (previously Punter Southall Financial Management) was recognised as a Top 100 firm in 2017, with the criteria for entry including highly qualified staff, good use of technology, robust investment propositions, willingness to share best practice and continued contribution to professional standards.