WHIreland has appointed Robert Gout as Chartered Independent Wealth Planner to WHIreland’s London office as part of the firm’s continuing plans to grow its holistic, advice led wealth management offering to existing and new clients.
Born in Chelmsford, Robert is an Independent Wealth Planner with over 15 years’ experience in financial services which has included client facing roles with a number of financial planning firms.
Since graduating from Bournemouth University where he gained a BA (Hons) in Financial Services, Robert has continued his professional development gaining both Chartered and Certified Financial Planner status.
Robert has developed strong technical knowledge with a particular focus on retirement and estate planning, and enjoys working with clients to help them achieve their financial ambitions and goals. Commenting on his new role at WHIreland, Robert said: “I am very much looking forward to working with the wider WHIreland wealth management team and being a part of WHIreland’s plans to build upon the firm’s current expertise. With the introduction of pension freedoms, there is a huge demand for advice in this area with many individuals questioning whether to seek advice and transfer out of their gold-plated final salary schemes or retain their current scheme. The reduction of the Lifetime Allowance (LTA) and reduced Annual Allowance in certain situations has also created a number of potential pitfalls for clients and I am excited to work with WHIreland’s clients in an increasingly complex landscape.”
Announcing the appointment, Head of Wealth Planning at WHIreland, Christy Morrison, commented: ‘We are delighted to welcome a colleague of Robert’s calibre and expertise to the WHIreland London team. It is an exciting time for Robert to join WHIreland’s growing Wealth Planning team as we continue to build on our strategy of providing a quality advice led service to complement our discretionary management services.”