Why partner with Star Wealth?


How do we as independent financial advisers add value

Transforming your financial future is not just about picking the right investments; it is about navigating the complex landscape of financial decisions with confidence and expertise. As independent financial advisors, we bring unparalleled value beyond mere investment selection.

While it is true that diligent research can lead to wise investment choices, the true essence of our role lies in steering you away from costly pitfalls. We are here to guide you towards making informed decisions across all facets of your financial journey.

Vanguard’s independent study revealed a compelling insight into how financial advisers add value, concluding that clients who collaborated with a financial advisor saw an average annual return of 3% higher than those who ventured solo. This is not just a statistic: it is a testament to the tangible impact we have on safeguarding and growing your wealth.

Furthermore, renowned studies like DALBAR’s analysis of investor behaviour reinforces this reality. Their findings underscore the stark contrast between DIY investors and those who benefit from professional guidance. On average, self-directed investors trail behind by approximately 3% annually, falling victim to the pitfalls of uninformed decision-making.

The compounding machine

Indeed, the power of compounding is a remarkable force that underscores the significance of even seemingly small percentage gains over time. Let us illustrate this with a scenario:

Imagine you have £250,000 invested, with an average annual growth rate of 5%. Over 15 years, this sum would appreciate to £495,000. A respectable outcome, no doubt.

Now, let us introduce the impact of collaborating with a financial advisor and attaining that additional 3% annually. In this case, your £250,000 investment would burgeon to an impressive £734,000 over the same 15-year period – a staggering £239,000 more than the scenario without professional guidance.

It is crucial to recognise that achieving this extra 3% is not solely about uncovering superior investment opportunities. Rather, it is about sidestepping costly blunders that can sabotage your financial progress. Whether it is avoiding impulsive selling during market downturns, managing risk levels effectively, or optimising tax strategies, the value of prudent guidance cannot be overstated.

Both studies and real-world examples reinforce this narrative: the role of a skilled financial advisor transcends mere investment selection. Instead, it is about orchestrating a comprehensive financial strategy that maximises growth potential while mitigating unnecessary risks.

Ultimately, the moral of the story is clear: a proficient financial advisor should deliver quantifiable value that far outweighs the costs of collaboration. By harnessing their expertise and guidance, you are not just investing in your financial future – you are unlocking the full potential of your wealth.

Why choose to partner with Star Wealth

At Star Wealth, we are committed to providing unparalleled service and support to ensure your peace of mind throughout you financial journey.

Here is why choosing to partner with us is the smart choice:

  • Clear and Precise Communication: We understand that financial decisions can be daunting. That is why we prioritise clear and precise communication, ensuring that all options are explained in an easy-to-understand manner. Transparency is a cornerstone of our service.
  • Impartial and Unbiased Advice: As an independent firm, we take immense pride in delivering impartial and unbiased advice. Unlike some large national chains that operate on a restricted basis, we assess the entire marketplace to seek out the most beneficial, cost-effective, and tax-efficient solutions tailored specifically for you.
  • Expertise and Care: As a Chartered Financial Planner, I personally ensure that your financial affairs are managed with the utmost expertise and care. Your financial well-being is my priority, and you can trust that you are in safe and capable hands.
  • Investment Partnerships with a Global Perspective: We have established strategic investment partnerships that enable us to offer a comprehensive investment proposition, encompassing advice, administration, and investment management services. These partnerships provide access to institutional funds and discounted fund fees, helping to keep your overall
    costs well below the national average.
  • Dedication to Driving Down Costs: We passionately strive to drive down investment costs because we know it is the key to improving returns. Any savings we achieve are passed on to you in full, ensuring that you keep more of your investment return.
  • Commitment to Service Excellence: When we make a promise, we stand by it and deliver on our commitments. You can trust us to provide the highest level of service and unwavering support on your financial journey.
  • 20 Years of Excellence: With nearly two decades of service to the local community around Petersfield, we have developed a world-class investment process that provides exceptional value for money. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way.
  • Client-Centric Approach: Ultimately, we work exclusively for the benefit of our clients, not shareholders. Your success and satisfaction are our top priorities.

Embark on your financial journey with confidence, knowing that Star Wealth is here to support you every step of the way. Let us build a brighter financial future together.

How our investment process benefits you

Here are the six main ways our investment process will benefit you:

  1. Asset Allocation (Diversification) – The overwhelming factor in determining investment performance: Therefore, achieving the right mix of investments is paramount for investment success. We will collaborate with you to define your objectives and guide you through our rigorous investment process to ensure you are positioned to achieve the returns you need while managing risk appropriately.
  2. Rebalancing – Keeping a portfolio’s risk and return profile on course: Maintaining the right mix of investments requires periodic rebalancing. We will objectively review your portfolio in collaboration with our trusted investment partners and make adjustments as needed, ensuring you stay on course to meet your financial objectives.
  3. Lowering Costs – The one factor guaranteed to improve returns: We understand the impact of costs on your investment returns. Through our partnerships, we can provide access to institutional funds and discounted fund fees. Additionally, we have negotiated lower platform charges for our clients. These savings have allowed our clients to keep more of their investment returns.
  4. Behavioural Coaching – Avoid the costly mistakes of giving in to fear and greed: Emotions often drive investment decisions, leading to costly mistakes. We will serve as a voice of reason, providing sound, objective advice to help you stick to your plan and avoid expensive errors.
  5. Tax Allowances – Tax-efficiency is key to getting the best results: Maximising tax-efficiency is crucial for optimising investment returns. We will help you select the right tax wrappers and accounts based on your tax position, ensuring you minimise taxes both now and in the future.
  6. Spending Strategy – Crucial to maintaining the value of a portfolio in retirement: Creating a withdrawal strategy for your investments is essential, especially in retirement. We will develop a plan that ensures withdrawals are tax-efficient and that you maintain the right mix of investments to support your financial needs.

    In addition to these quantifiable benefits, partnering with us offers invaluable intangible advantages. You will gain clarity around your financial position and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a strategic financial partner by your side.

    At Star Wealth we are more than just financial advisors – we are your trusted partners, beyond simply recommending investments, we are dedicated to empowering you with the knowledge and strategies needed to thrive in today’s dynamic financial landscape. We are committed to delivering personalised, comprehensive financial solutions that empower you to build and preserve wealth for a secure future. Let us embark on your financial journey together.

Get in touch

Liam Starley

APFS Chartered Financial Planner

Scott Moorhouse

Senior Financial Advisor