COVID-19 : We’re here to support you

A message from our CEO

We are going through an unprecedented situation and I want to give you some reassurance about how we are working to support you

Your health and wellbeing, and that of our teams is at the front of our minds. We also want to ensure that we do everything we can to minimise the spread of the virus. As such, we have put comprehensive measures in place to enable our advisers and staff to work from home as required and remain fully operational.  

We’re here to advise and support you

All our advisers are already home-based.  This means that if you need to contact your adviser, you can do so via email or phone using their usual contact details. Your adviser is there to provide you with the support you have become accustomed to. In addition, our administrative teams have been enabled to work from home as needed and we have secure technology to support this. 

If you do need to call us, please call 01527 577 775 and calls will be diverted to ensure that you are connected to the right person.   

We have been updating our website on our business operations and will keep this information up to date for you, together with information on our social media channels on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. 

COVID-19 and the markets

We appreciate that you might be concerned about changes to the value of your investments and how this will impact you and your family. As long-term investors, we subscribe to the view that a diversified portfolio and ‘time in markets’ rather than ‘timing markets’ investment strategy are key to returns. 

As a wealth manager we plan for market fluctuations. In particular, our investment committee has over 300 years of experience and as an organisation we are in a strong financial position. We are one of the largest firms of independent financial advisers in the UK and we have around £5bn of assets under management. 

As such, you can rest assured that we will continue to provide the high-quality service that you as a client have come to expect.

Keeping you informed

Our chief economist shares his thoughts on the long term impact in the March economic commentary and we will continue to provide our advisers with up to date information so they can best support you and answer any questions you may have. We will send further updates in the coming days. 

Thank you for being an AFH client and for your continued loyalty. We are here for you today as always.

Alan Hudson
CEO AFH Wealth Management