The use of labels such as ‘fair trade’, ‘organic’, ‘ethically traded’, ‘recycled’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘low carbon emissions’ is on the increase, as both businesses and individuals recognise their benefits.
The recent financial crisis has added to this by putting the spotlight on previously low profile governance issues like executive pay and corporate taxation. As a result consumers are increasingly well informed and making decisions about the issues that mean the most to them. Similarly, companies are increasingly aware that they need to manage their reputations and consider all issues that may impact their future success. Some are ahead of public opinion, whereas others are well behind the curve in some, or many areas.
Ethical investment is part of this trend. By offering funds that integrate ‘ethical’ issues into fund management decisions our clients have the opportunity to reflect their own lifestyles, values and interests through their investment decisions – and to, in effect, have a say in the kind of organisations their money is invested in.
Over the last 15 years, the range of ‘ethical’ and ‘sustainable and responsible’ investment options available to investors has expanded and broadened significantly. Ethical investors are not all the same, so Aspects Financial believes it is important to offer investment solutions that address the diverse needs of investors who are interested in areas such as these.
Aspects Financial Ltd UK & Ireland
Our Team Of Independent Financial Advisers & Employee Benefits Consultants
Stephen Casey DipPFS, Certs CII (MP&ER), also an Independent Financial Adviser, heads up the team of whom he is very proud!
Stephen has over 30 years of Product Provider, Intermediary and Management experience within Financial Services. His areas of specialisation are Employee Benefits and professional financial advice at highest level to Company Directors/Partners in respect of personal and corporate financial needs.
He has been a member of the local financial services community for some considerable time and as such has built up strong connections within the legal, accountancy, and lending professions, to enable he and his team to offer a complete financial solution for clients
A strong family man with two children and five dogs, to ensure weekends are kept as full as possible, his interests include travel, technology, socialising, and pretending to be interested in DIY.
Lizzie has 15 years experience in the financial services industry. She joined the Aspects Financial team on 1st April 2010 and is now Personal Assistant to Stephen Casey. Lizzie brought with her a vast experience of knowledge on the administration of Group Pension Schemes (Group Final Salary, Group Money Purchase and Group Personal Pension), Group Protection (Death in Service, Income Protection) as well as individual pensions and protection.
When Lizzie is not keeping Ian and Stephen in check she enjoys walking and throwing a tennis ball for her hyper Cocker Spaniel, Freddie.
Owen, DipPFS, Certs CII (MP&ER), is a fully qualified Independent Financial Adviser with over 25 years experience in Financial services. He has worked for many multinational insurance companies since 1991 and has been with Aspects Financial for the past seven years. He is a fundamental part of the growing success of the business.
When not working, Owen likes to cook and has been known to run the odd marathon or two in his time, as well as cycling when he can.
Leanne is a new addition to the Aspects Financial family. Leanne’s career in financial services has spanned over 10 years working with large teams of Independent Financial Advisers in Northern Ireland. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Leanne’s aim is to provide traditional adviser administrative support, whilst also assisting management with training on back-office systems, compliance support, and research for the our Investment Committee.
In her spare time she is a voluntary assistant at her local junior choir, and also attends circuit and spinning classes at the gym.
Sarah, our most recent recruit provides support to the sales team and spends the majority of her time on the telephone with clients progressing their enquiries. Much of her time is spent securing appointments for the corporate side of our team, setting up meetings to discuss employers workplace pensions needs.
Ian has worked in the financial services industry for over 10 years, providing independent financial advice for both personal and commercial clients. Whether planning for retirement, passing wealth onto family members or providing protection for your family/business, he can help you achieve your goals.
In his spare time he has 2 young children to keep him busy! Hobbies include football, running and squash. He also has commitments to youth football development through Abbey Villa Football Club.
Sharon is the latest addition to the Aspects team and brings with her a wealth of experience, wit and charm from a local stockbroking firm. In her spare time she enjoys as much of the great outdoors as she can with her boys, with coasteering being a current passion, much to our horror.
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