Our Investment Philosophy
It is important that your investment adviser has a robust investment process that is written down and followed.
Our Investment Philosophy
However you decide to invest your money it is very important that your financial adviser has a robust investment process that is documented and adhered to.
Therefore, we have written down our investment process to make sure our customers:
• Have peace of mind
• Know how we use our expertise and the expertise of other investment professionals
• Are aware that your risk tolerance is always used as the basis for our investment recommendations
• Know that we review your investments on a regular basis
We have designed our investment process which we call our ‘Centralised Investment Proposition’ to ensure that we manage your money efficiently, cost-effectively and with agreed expectations and within agreed parameters.
We use respected industry methods and practices to make sure you do not take too much, or too little, risk and that our recommendations are suitable for your personal circumstances.
Finally, to make sure our investment proposition is kept up to date we make sure that we regularly monitor our processes, practices and our investment solutions, making improvements if possible and adjustments when necessary.
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What people say about us:
I have always been very satisfied with the advice and service I receive from
I have always been very satisfied with the advice and service I receive from them.
My adviser Chris Galpin is very good at explaining how our investments and pensions work
My adviser Chris Galpin is very good at explaining how our investments and pensions work, and he is always available should we need advice.
We used the services of the Chris Galpin and I cannot rate his helpfulness
We used the services of the Chris Galpin and I cannot rate his helpfulness, knowledge or patience highly enough. He very efficiently soughted out the best mortgage for us and then got on with the application process with the minimal amount of fuss. Nothing was too much trouble and I will be using him in the future.
All our dealings to date have been excellent
All our dealings to date have been excellent, they have listened to our requirements made suitable suggestions and implemented them in a friendly and professional manner.
I have had honest advice and when my husband died they did all the necessary paper work for me
I have had honest advice and when my husband died they did all the necessary paper work for me very swiftlly and did not charge. A friendly professional firm who quickly understand your needs – no hard sell – your protection paramount.
I get a good personal service from an experienced and thoughtful person
I get a good personal service from an experienced and thoughtful person whom I have known for 30+ years, and trust. That’s very valuable to me even when we don’t entirely agree on priorities! He also advises me on things I need to get around to doing, and I usually follow his advice.
The level of service has continued at the same high standard
I have been with Dartington since before they were Dartington, and the level of service has continued at the same high standard.
They were recommended to me and I have already recommended them to others.
They were recommended to me and I have already recommended them to others. They are good at explaining things in a way I understand.
Never had any problems. Friendly consultancies
Never had any problems. Friendly consultancies.
I trust my adviser
I trust my adviser.
The financial adviser I have dealings with has been excellent over the years
The financial adviser I have dealings with has been excellent over the years.
My experience has been very good, especially the personal help from Philip Bowden-Pickstock
My experience has been very good, especially the personal help from Philip Bowden-Pickstock.
I was very happy with the service that Dartington provided
I was very happy with the service that Dartington provided with respect to our new mortgage and I have already recommended them to a friend.
I was looking for a reliable company to set up and manage my portfolio.
I was looking for a reliable company to set up and manage my portfolio. After an initial consultation to fully understand my needs, Malcolm and Andrew handled my case with a professional approach and carefully explained my options, leaving me no doubt that my money is in safe hands… Nicola Cope
Malcolm and the team have been brilliant with starting our financial journey and have kept us in the loop at every stage. Excellent professional service, great advice, super quick responses!.. Liam Hayes
I worked with Rachel Rutherford on some insurance products and was so impressed with the service I asked for a full review of my family investments too. The review and the advice was excellent – pragmatic, informed and practical, and better than previous advisers I’ve worked with. Look forward to using Dartington again in the future…
I recently took out a life insurance policy to protect my mortgage.
I recently took out a life insurance policy to protect my mortgage. My advisor was Rachel Rutherford and the service was efficient and professional…
I have been using Dartington Wealth Management for two years now
I have been using Dartington Wealth Management for two years now, since my previous financial advisor retired. Malcolm and the team are always extremely helpful and very quick to respond to any queries. He undertook a review of my investment and pension portfolio last year, which was completed professionally and yielded very positive results. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Dartington Wealth Management…
Terrific service from Rachel
Terrific service from Rachel, taking time to fully understand my requirements and then presenting detailed analysis of the options open to me. Just the right level of detail and she brought a reassuring level of market knowledge to ensure I got the right product at the best price…
I contacted Dartington Wealth Management with no much hope for a quick
I contacted Dartington Wealth Management with no much hope for a quick call back (due to COVID-19 the office was closed). Within 10 minutes I received an e mail back followed by the phone call from Malcolm!
I’ve been provided with a honest and highly professional opinion on my inquiry. Malcolm was extremely helpful. Once my personal circumstances have changed I will not think twice but certainly contact Dartington. Thank you Malcolm!..
Dartington Wealth Management is unique in my view in that all its staff are trained to a very high level
Dartington Wealth Management is unique in my view in that all its staff are trained to a very high level and are endlessly helpful and willing to help out even with trivia that is hardly rewarding for them.
When it comes to specialist things, their skills stretch to pretty well every area of our financial lives and you know you are getting the benefit of cutting edge advice . Malcolm Coury, the CEO, has looked after me over some 20 years and when things get tough, which they are at present, he is always there with good advice given in a way that shifts panic to one side and brings sweet clarity to only the things that should concern us.
Malcolm and his team make sure every communication is answered that day even if it is occasionally just to acknowledge and confirm the date a full reply will come through.
I am hugely impressed with them and would have no hesitation in recommending Dartington to someone looking for an IFA…
Very knowledgeable, very quick to respond and detailed analysis
Very knowledgeable, very quick to respond and detailed analysis…
I spent a bit of time talking to several IFAs before settling on DWM
I spent a bit of time talking to several IFAs before settling on DWM- what sold me on them was the deep level of information gathering they did up-front to make sure they really understood what I was asking- and it helped me to understand too. It also helped that their charges were far more reasonable than I had seen elsewhere!..
Malcom and his team have provided an efficient and professional service
Malcom and his team have provided an efficient and professional service, demonstrating in depth knowledge with clear explanation. A pleasure to deal with…
I have instructed the many services Dartington Wealth Management offer
I have instructed the many services Dartington Wealth Management offer, Pension and Investment services, Mortgages and Work Placed Pension the professional, impartiality and quality of advice is second to none…
Good solid expert advice. keep up the good work Dartington!
Good solid expert advice. keep up the good work Dartington!..
Excellent service and support, always very helpful and rapid to respond
Excellent service and support, always very helpful and rapid to respond…
My partner and I received incredibly helpful and honest information from Oliver
My partner and I received incredibly helpful and honest information from Oliver. Very helpful & honest – they aren’t just trying to sell you something! We benefited from his extensive knowledge and experience and we’re incredibly grateful for his help. We would recommend him and the company to anyone…
Dartington are a recommended independent financial advisor for people
Dartington are a recommended independent financial advisor for people in the Universities pension scheme (USS). I met up with Oliver Bridgman, he gave me the advice I needed, and with no charge for the initial consultation, which gave me all the advice I needed to take the right next steps. I now need more advice and will be going to him again…
Fast and really helpful advice from Malcolm- thank you!
Fast and really helpful advice from Malcolm- thank you!..
Malcolm and his team are amazing! Deep knowledge and proactive “on-the-ball” service
Malcolm and his team are amazing! Deep knowledge and proactive “on-the-ball” service…
Andrew has been extremely professional and offered really helpful
Andrew has been extremely professional and offered really helpful, honest advice. Nothing seems too much trouble for him in explaining the intricate world of finance and investments. We are also in the process of sorting out our mortgage as well. I cannot recommend Dartington’s services enough…
I would highly recommend Darlington.
I would highly recommend Darlington. We have been working with Nick to secure a mortgage on our new home. As anxious first time buyers Nick has been extremely supportive guiding us through the whole process from start to finish. Nick has gone above and beyond to help us; he is professional, efficient, proactive and friendly to work with. I have nothing but positive feedback from my experience and cannot recommend their services enough. Thank you so much Nick!!…
Dartington was recommended by a family member and we were delighted with the service and outcome.
Dartington was recommended by a family member and we were delighted with the service and outcome. Nicholas took care of our re-mortgage and was pro-active, responsive, professional and helpful throughout. We’d happily use Dartington again and would highly recommend…
Nick was amazing!
Nick was amazing! Made the refinancing straight forward compared to other organisations we’ve worked with. Will definitely come back again…
Nick was fantastic throughout the process of setting up my mortgage
Nick was fantastic throughout the process of setting up my mortgage – he gave clear and constructive advice taking into account my specific circumstances; smoothed out all the potential problems; and even switched me to a better deal as soon as one became available with the same provider in the middle of the process. He has simply taken away a huge amount of the potential stress knowing that everything is being taken care of – I have already recommended him to others and would do so again…
Wanted to change my mortgage away from Barclays.
Wanted to change my mortgage away from Barclays. Dartington researched the ethical status of a variety of lenders and gave me a good range of options. Once I chose they completed the whole process quickly. Very pleased with the service. They have also provided advice about other possible house purchases which was really handy…
My partner and I were so impressed
My partner and I were so impressed by the advice and help we received from Dartington Wealth Management. Rachel made the process of applying for a mortgage feel incredibly easy, and when she went on maternity leave, Nicholas stepped in to take us through the final stages. Thank you very much to the whole team!..
I can’t recommend Dartington Wealth Management highly enough.
I can’t recommend Dartington Wealth Management highly enough. Every time I speak to Rachel and Sam they’re professional, friendly and responsive. I’m not exactly a numbers person, but Rachel and Sam always make every super clear and easy to understand. It’s great to know that our investments are being looked after so well…
I was recommended Dartington by family
I was recommended Dartington by family members who’ve used them for years and they were clear and professional throughout…
Both Oliver and Sam have been incredibly helpful
Both Oliver and Sam have been incredibly helpful, approachable and open. They are very quick to respond to and deal with any, and varied, questions and ‘first time investment’ worries. It was a very big deal for me to start thinking about investments etc, but they made it all very painless! Very many thanks…
I really value the help provided by Oliver and Sam at Darlington.
I really value the help provided by Oliver and Sam at Darlington. They have made the management of my pension pot so much easier, and have taken all the worry and hassle out of it. I feel that I can trust them, and that the advice and help they give is good value for money…
Rachel Rutherford was able to secure us a mortgage very quickly
Rachel Rutherford was able to secure us a mortgage very quickly and a much larger borrowing amount than we expected. She was very professional, responsive and gave us excellent advice. I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a mortgage…
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