Investment Advice

Investment Advice

Whether your priority is improving your lifestyle or attaining financial security, investments from La Playa can help you create wealth that can provide funds for your short, medium and long term needs.

We’ll talk through your expectations and specific investment goals (be it further education or a major purchase such as a holiday home), and how much risk you feel comfortable with.

La Playa Wealth can structure a portfolio of investments to fit your tax situation, your attitude to risk and your ethical stance. Then we’ll journey with you, proactively managing your investments, flexing the plan and reacting quickly to changing times.

3 Guiding Principles

  • Timing: changing course as markets evolve, not just on pre-determined dates
  • Preservation: maintaining capital when financial storms hit
  • Growth: providing positive returns, not just ‘market returns’ 

Investment Strategy
We use state-of-the-art technology to screen vast data sets from around the world – an intricate reporting system equivalent to a team of research analysts. This informs high-level human decision-making, enabling us to identify economic cycles and risk appetites within the markets, so that you enjoy the benefits of calculated risk across various asset classes. Our performance record speaks for itself, and we think you’ll find our charging transparency refreshingly different.

 

Investment Bonds

Whether your priority is improving your lifestyle or attaining financial security, we’ll help you create wealth that can provide funds for your short, medium and long term needs.

Investment Bonds:

  • Are lump sum investments in similar areas to those targeted by OEICs & Unit Trusts
  • Can provide certain tax advantages and a facility to withdraw up to 5% of the initial investment as a regular “income”

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Unit trusts & OEICs (Open Ended Investment Companies) provide an alternative to investing directly into shares, as you invest collectively with other individuals into investment "funds". 

Funds can invest in UK & International equities, government & fixed interest securities and commercial property. They may also focus on specialist investment sectors such as technology or socially responsible enterprise.

Offshore Investments

Offshore investments work well for people who spend some of their time abroad, or who plan to live outside the UK and don't want their investments to be subject to UK tax rules.

They also enable UK-based investors to “defer” paying tax on some of their investments until a time of their choosing.

Offshore investments are usually based in recognised domains such as the Channel Islands, Dublin and Luxembourg. 

ISAs

The Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a tax-efficient way of saving money to provide a lump sum, for whatever purpose, for the future.

You can invest in stocks and shares or cash. Talk to us to find out how they might work for you. We’ll steer you through the difficult waters of ISA rules to achieve the maximum benefit.

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“Henry is a credit to La Playa. He is clearly very knowledgeable in his field and communicates very effectively and in terms that I understand. From what I have seen so far, he goes the extra mile and I have no doubt he will do well for all his clients. I am really impressed with him.”

Cambridge software entrepreneur

 

Ready to work with us?

You can call us to talk more about your business on +44 (0)1223 200650 or +44 (0)20 3865 0149

What's Covered?

Proactive advice
Clarity of vision
Real service
Confidential

About La Playa Wealth

Specialist & Independent

La Playa’s intelligent approach to financial services is founded on absolute integrity, an in-depth understanding of our clients, a high calibre team of advisers and a commitment to excellence in service.

Investing with Intelligence

  • Proactive advice: tapping into the intellectual capital of a Chartered Wealth Manager - your financial ‘life coach’
  • Clarity of vision: with cashflow modelling to show how and when you will reach your objectives
  • Real service: a regular, rigorous review of your plan - not just ‘service by mail’; and quarterly market insights and commentary
  • Real commitment: a long-term, personal relationship with face to face meetings - spending time with you to really understand your priorities

Together with our sister company La Playa Ltd, we offer a joined-up approach, with insurance and other financial services all under one roof. 

Get in touch - our initial consultation is free, and it could be the best move you make this year.

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Henry Metcalf Chartered FCSI PCIAM

INVESTMENT MANAGER

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1223 200650

Mobile: +44 (0) 7900 823 838

Email: henry.metcalf@laplayawealth.com

Twitter: @HenryMetcalfLaPlaya