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Andrew Southgate

Private Client Manager | San Pedro to Cadiz

Before joining Blevins Franks, Andrew worked in the City of London, giving advice to lawyers at prestigious City firms and Barristers’ chambers. He then moved on to work for a boutique discretionary investment manager, advising retail clients on their investments. He joined Blevins Franks in southern Spain in October 2015, bringing to the table 14 years’ experience.

Andrew has a BSc (Hons) in Business and Information Technology. He also holds the full UK Financial Planning Certificate, the Diploma in Financial Advice (DipFA), and certificates in Mortgage Advice and Pension Income Options from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

As a Private Client Manager, Andrew provides tax, investment and wealth management advice to Blevins Franks’ clients living in southern Spain. He has a deep understanding of the Spanish tax regime, how it interacts with UK legislation and regulations and how it affects UK nationals living in Spain.

Andrew works closely with Partners David Bowern and Javid Rustam. He regularly visits clients to ensure their portfolios are suitable, taking into account any changes in the markets and clients’ own circumstances and objectives.

Ever since he spent a year living in Australia in his early twenties, Andrew planned to work in mainland Europe. Together with his partner, Karen, who is a teacher, they decided that southern Spain offered choice and opportunity and made Sotogrande their home. From a lifestyle perspective, they love the climate, the food, the beautiful cities and the chance to enjoy lovely beaches in summer and skiing in the Sierra Nevada in winter.

Andrew’s most expensive interest is travel – he tries to visit one new country each year. An avid reader, he reads anything from classic novels to contemporary fiction, biographies, comedies, histories and mysteries. As the chef in the house, he enjoys cooking Indian and French classic dishes.

Now his days of playing rugby are over, he is mostly an armchair sports critic, following the Welsh rugby team as well as being a big fan of Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Office/s:  Estepona