Architects of future prosperity

Providing advice you can trust

James Johnsen, Director and Head of Private Clients at Church House, explains in his words how we help investors achieve financial well-being. 

Your needs, our focus

Investing money is not only about shares, bonds, funds and portfolios.

It begins with establishing what you wish to achieve, whilst also listening to you describe your current circumstances, including any key needs.

A proven pathway to prosperity

Over many years in business, we have fine-tuned a process which helps us to deliver suitable investment recommendations.

As mentioned above, it begins with getting to know you and as part of that exercise we will establish your level of investment experience, investible wealth and preferred time horizon. Critical to ensuring we meet your expectations is assessing your personal tolerance for investment risk and also understanding how you might be impacted by a loss of capital. After analysing any existing investments, we will produce a personalised proposal, which will outline our proposed investment recommendation, including how it will help you achieve your objectives and the costs involved.


Understanding your expectations

Critical to any investment recommendation is understanding an investor's tolerance for risk and capacity for loss.

We use our years of experience to help inexperienced investors understand the key principles of risk vs reward. For those with more knowledge, we act as a sounding board for their views. In our addition to these discussions, we use an online risk assessment service to help support this decision making process. The  questionnaire-based and produces risk profile reports based on intelligence and innovation from the University of Oxford. 

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Private Client Guides

A wide selection of Private Client Guides that cover a range of wealth planning and investment topics. 

To help prospective and existing investors make more informed decisions about their wealth we have produced a series of easy to read guides. Topics range from a basic introduction to Investing to ideas for Retirement Planning. Other examples include a Guide to ISA's and one for Self-Invested Personal Pensions. 

The goal for these is to provide an introduction to some key areas that investors will encounter when considering options for optimising their wealth. Plus, they can also appeal to savers who perhaps unsure about how to start investing.  

Our guides are for information purposes and do not constitute a personal recommendation. We recommend you discuss your particular circumstances with us before making any investment decisions.

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Contact us

To discuss your requirements, or to find out more about our wealth management services, please contact us:

James Johnsen Director

Joined Church House in 2003 following a career in the military which was followed by time with Merrill Lynch and an international private bank. 

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