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Darren Slinger

International Financial Adviser

Date of Joining BFMI

November 2017

Previous Experience

  • 2016 to October 2017 – International Financial Adviser at United Advisers - Holland
  • 2011 to 2016 – Associate Partner at PIC Europe - Holland
  • 2009 to 2011 – Senior Adviser at WordWide Broker - Holland
  • 2007 to 2008 – Offshore Financial Consultant at Devere & Partners – Hong Kong
  • 2002 to 2006 – Overseas Property Consultant at Andalucian Dream Homes and RCI - Spain
  • 1998 to 2002 – Independent Financial Adviser – Self Employed - UK
  • 1994 to 1998 – Financial/|Management Consultant at Prudential Assurance - UK
  • 1993 to 1994 – Financial Consultant at General Portfolio - UK
  • 1987 to 1993 – Telecommunications Engineer at the Royal Corps of Signals – Overseas

Areas of Expertise

  • Retirement Planning & UK Pension Advice
  • Structured Investment Solutions
  • Wealth Creation
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Educational Fee Planning
  • Private Health & Family Protection

Qualifications/Accreditations

  • The Chartered Insurance Institute - Financial Planning Certificate 1: Financial Services and their regulation - 1996
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute - Financial Planning Certificate 2: Protection, savings and investment products - 1996
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute - Financial Planning Certificate 3: Identifying and satisfying client needs – 1996
  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance - Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) - Module 1 - UK Financial Regulation - 2017
  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance - Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) - Module 2 - Mortgages (MORT) - 2017
  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance - Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) - Module 3 Assessment of Mortgage Advice (ASSM) - 2017
  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance - Certificate in Regulated Equity Release (CeRer) - 2017

Memberships

  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Testimonials

"Darren has been my financial advisor since January 2013. During this time he has worked diligently to build a balanced plan to help me reach my long term financial goals. He is very experienced, and strives to ensure that he can offer the best, unbiased investment choices and advice for his clients. He has always shown great dedication to me as a client – happily ‘demystifying’ the different investment tools that were available to me as a first time investor to build a suitable portfolio, and maintaining regular contact to keep me updated and proposing changes as appropriate. I am very happy with the advice that I have received from Darren to date and am confident that he will continue to successfully support the management of my financial investments. I thoroughly recommend Darren to anyone who is looking for a skilled, professional advisor who will ensure their specific requirements and concerns are consistently addressed."  Sarah Wilson – Global Account Manager – Schlumberger

"From my first meeting with Darren I could tell he was an experienced and seasoned professional, who would understand my needs and help me grow my savings. He helped me voice my concerns, covered the possible alternatives that could satisfy my expectations and put my decisions into a working plan. I valued his honesty, his commitment to me as a client and his ability to translate complex financial matters into concepts that became easy to understand and follow. The fact that he is a "neutral provider", not subject to a specific range of products and able to choose within the best options available in the market increased my confidence in him. I am very happy to have engaged with him and look forward to continuing our business relationship as my objectives become closer and closer. Without a doubt I would recommend Darren to those professionals who care about their financial situation and seek professional, reliable and consistent advice."  Alex Argueso – Global Sales Analytics & Reporting Manager – Equinix

"I have been a client of Darren's since mid-2012. I have found Darren to be a good and trust-worthy advisor. He takes the time to understand my situation and needs before following up with recommendations which we discuss and implement together. He regularly maintains contact for review meetings and I have always found him to be available for discussion." Mike Hall – Reservoir Engineering Co-ordinator – Dana Petroleum

"Darren is a very professional financial planner, helping and guiding myself to make the right choice as financial advisor. He really helped me to feel comfortable within the investment market and proved to be a trust-worthy advisor. I recommend his services with no doubt and I very much look forward to our upcoming meetings." Jose Arjona Martinez – Test Lead for Asia Pacific Region – Heineken

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