Welcome to Harris Independent Financial Advice
Welcome to the site. My name is Matthew Harris and I am a Chartered Financial Planner and independent financial adviser (IFA).
I live in Boston Spa, Yorkshire, and advise clients both locally and across the UK on pension planning, investing, mortgages, life insurance and many other areas of personal finance.
Both I and my company are regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Before becoming an IFA I worked as an investment manager for around twenty years, for companies such as Scottish Widows and Standard Life Asset Management. During that time I was responsible for investing up to £1.5bn of client money in the UK, Japanese and Emerging Market stockmarkets. I retired from that industry in 2014 in order to offer investment and financial advice directly to clients, using the experience gained during my career as a professional investor.
I hold advanced qualifications in investment management, pensions and financial advice from industry bodies such as the IIMR and Chartered Insurance Institute.