“But investing isn’t about beating others at their game. It’s about controlling yourself at your own game.” – Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Meet Our Financial Advisers - Here to Help You

Paul Wade

Paul has been a qualified financial adviser since 1984 and following positions with Royal London and Allied Dunbar he moved into a role as an independent financial adviser in the nineteen nineties. In 2004 he established a firm to successfully consolidate his years of experience in management and provide advice and financial services to long-standing clients. Known as Island Financial, the firm later re-branded itself under the name of its successful flagship service, Aspen Wealth Management. Paul has a broad range of financial expertise and holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and the advanced level 6 paper in Pension Planning (Awarded by The Chartered Insurance Institute). When not working, Paul participates every week as a volunteer for two charities in the community. He also enjoys family time in the Solent on board his boat when the weather is good, and going to see live bands. Much to his wife’s relief, he has now retired his active participation in motorcycles, but he still manages to get some thrills on a pair of skis.

David Cockling

David started his career as a financial adviser in 1995 at Prudential before becoming an independent financial adviser in 1997. His qualifications include an Honours Degree in Business; specialising in accounts and finance. He also holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and the Advanced level 6 paper in both Pension Planning and Investment (Awarded by The Chartered Insurance Institute) With a high-level of technical investment expertise, David joined the firm in 2010 and has been instrumental in its development. When not working, David enjoys family time exploring the outdoors, long walks in the New Forest with the dog, attempting to be an amateur historian through his membership of English Heritage and stopping his son from jumping off castle walls. He also loves travel, skiing in the Alps and music.

Support Staff

Ryan Nordell – Senior Administrator

Jevan Wade – Administrator, Trainee Paraplanner

Jack Halder – Administrator