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Investing for beginners


This is a serious video about investing in the stock market. Crucially you will end up with realistic expectations.

My father was a stockbroker. The only thing that every annoyed him were banks. Currently their 'interest rates don't even cover inflation! Personally I have got very keen on 'tracker funds' which simply track the stock market and are very cheap and usually perform as well or better than investment managers or stockbrokers - who are seldom cheap! You will often end up with a London or large city based firm rather than one around Oxford let alone The Westgate Hotel ! However this does not matter. I have seldom met my stockbrokers. This said have a look below for financial advisers and stockbrokers that we have found with Oxfordshire.

Good luck! 

Independent Financial Advisors IFAs

Shaw Gibbs Ltd

264 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 7DY, UK – 01865 292200

Very happy with them. They clearly understood our business model and provided us with very clear advice for achieving our aims.

Critchleys

Beaver House, 23-38 Hythe Bridge St, Oxford OX1 2EP, UK – 01865 261100

I've been very impressed with the professionalism and expert advice I've received from the Critchley's staff, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

The MGroup

291 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 7JQ, UK – 01865 552925

We have worked with The M Group for the past 6 years. They and in particular Darren Green have been amazing. They go above beyond just being accountants. They have given professional advice and guided us through both the good times and the tougher periods. From annual accounts and management accounts to book keeping and RnD tax credits they have been outstanding. I can strongly recommend them.

Charles Stanley

Willow Court, Minns Business Park, 7 West Way, Botley, Oxford OX2 0JB, UK – 01865 320000

Brewin Dolphin Oxford

7th Floor Seacourt Tower, West Way, Oxford OX2 0JJ, UK – 01865 255750

Investment Companies - Business Angels

The Ethical Property Company

The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1JE, UK – 01865 207810

Great social purpose business - the place to be if you want to help make the world a better place !

Great managed offices - highly recommended for local startups

Hutton Parker Property Management Ltd

61 St Clement's St, Oxford OX4 1AH, UK – 01865 728999

We lived in a flat run by Hutton Parker for three years. In this time, we were very impressed by the service we received. The office team are very friendly and always did their best to deal with any requests or issues immediately. Their contractors were extremely professional and respectful whenever in our property, in addition to being friendly. We've experienced several other lettings companies in Oxford and Hutton Parker are by far the best in terms of service: we only wish our current property was run by them!

We have rented a flat in Woodstock Road for 10 months of each of 4 years already and are very happy to be returning here again. Hutton Parker is a small family business, which maintains very friendly and helpful relations with tenants and landlords alike. Inspections are conducted in a very friendly way, with no intrusion at any other time, but prompt, supervised service from repairers when needed. The firm has a team of qualified repairers they can rely on. They also lend any additional good-quality household equipment we have needed from time to time.

Pink & Black

Prama House, Oxford OX2 7HT, UK – 01865 515919

I bought gorgeous flat at Cumnor Hill from Pink and Black. I strongly recommend their service. If you deal with Pink and Black make sure you liaise with Claire. She is absolutely brilliant. Very experienced on the market and provided to me professional advice for mortgage broker, solicitor and the whole set of boringness! My only issue was when we finalised the transaction they do not answer any single phone call or text I gave them. I have not had any experience with service providers and etc. and I needed an advice. Maybe I live in world with other people but not only sale targets .. Which is my problem and not company flaw... They did well throughout my purchase nevertheless. No minus points for their ignorance afterwards! :-)