When did you join Ovation?

July 2014

What makes you cry?

Poverty in developing countries & Golf

What was the first record you bought?

Return of the Los Palmas 7 – Madness

Who would you most like to have for dinner?

Steve Jobs, Oliver Reed, Scarlett Johansson, French & Saunders

What makes you laugh?

The Big Bang Theory, Blackadder and Mickey Flannigan

One thing you would like to do before you die?

The Fastnet Yacht Race

Ian Else

Financial Planner

I am originally from Hertfordshire, but in 2000 I disappeared off for a year sailing professionally and ended up doing it for 6 years. In 2006 I finally stopped sailing, moved to the West Country and got a “real job” in Financial Services.

I was fortunate to get a position working as a Business Development Manager for a life assurance company, which meant I managed a panel of financial advisory firms, assisting them with all aspects of their business. When I decided to move into an advisory role I was keen to join a business with good ethics and a moral compass.

I joined Ovation because they do “proper” financial planning. The client is at the heart of everything and so far it has been the best career decision I have made. Ovation are really forward thinking, the team are friendly, fantastic at their jobs and always open to new ideas, which makes my job so much easier.

When I am not at work I play the odd game of golf badly and have just started cycling in an attempt to keep the middle aged spread at bay. I’m also a big music fan, so tickets permitting I try and get to the Glastonbury festival as often as possible. I like to cook and eat out hence the cycling. Unfortunately I don’t get to spend very much time on the water anymore, but I have a retirement dream to buy a Cornish Crabber 26 and spend my latter years pottering around the Coast of France, eating cheese and drinking red wine.

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