When Ian joined Blevins Franks in 2013, he brought with him 22 years’ of experience in financial services. Starting at Lloyds Bank in his hometown of Hampshire in 1991, he spent five years working as a financial adviser in bank branches before moving to the wealth management division of Lloyds Private Banking. From there he spent three years in the international private banking team in Guernsey, followed by time in Monaco and Geneva.
When Lloyds returned banking operations to the UK in 2012/2013, Ian decided to stay in mainland Europe and joined Blevins Franks in France.
Ian holds the Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) as well as the full UK Financial Planning Certificate.
As part of the Blevins Franks’ Bergerac office, Ian is part of a team of four, working closely with the Partners in central France. As a Private Client Manager, Ian looks after the interests of existing clients, travelling extensively around the region to suit their needs. He has an ongoing relationship with clients, reviewing their investments periodically to ensure they remain suitably invested, even when circumstances change.
Ian and his wife, Rita, made the Aquitaine region their home – settling in a quiet rural village south of Bergerac. Together with their two Westie dogs, they enjoy all that the French countryside way of life has to offer.
Away from work, Ian takes pride in growing his own vegetables and keeps fit by walking the dogs and playing golf.