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  • John Stirling

    John Stirling Chartered Financial Planner FPFS


    I’ve always been an advocate for our clients. Now with the benefit of institutional expertise and process I can also deliver a world-class service. It’s an exciting prospect

    After spending over 25 years as a financial adviser, most of them working as a true independent, I have concluded that one of my most useful attributes is the ability to bring clarity and transparency to complex and opaque situations. This stems from an ability to combine legal acumen with financial awareness, and a keen interest in taxation.

    I’m also a powerful advocate for my clients – I’ll fight their corner vigorously, which is often required when representing entrepreneurs and business owners.

    As a Chartered Financial Planner with the relevant qualifications to advise in many specialist areas including pension transfers, I am kept very busy with interesting and complex work for our clients but in my rare spare time I enjoy coaching at Saffron Walden Swimming Club, and competing in the (very) occasional triathlon.

    Contact John Stirling
    t: (+44) 1799 521 017
    m: +44 (0)7970 185 903
    e: jstirling@waldencapital.co.uk

  • Ken Smith

    Ken Smith DipPFS

    Wealth Management Consultant

    Seeing my clients flourish is as rewarding for me as it is for them

    I have always interacted closely with clients within financial services, my early career was spent within the banking world culminating in the position of branch manager.

    I have operated as an Independent Financial Adviser for the last 18 years which included a substantial period of time working for a leading accountancy practice.

    The ability to think and act independently on behalf of my clients is a key requirement for me. This, combined with the backing of a group of committed city investment professionals makes Walden Capital a very interesting place to work and highly beneficial for our clients.

    I am married with two grown up sons. As well as keeping the garden in shape, I enjoy travelling with my wife and, when time allows, the odd round of golf. 

    Contact Ken Smith
    t: +44 (0) 1799 521 017
    m: +44 (0) 7711 285 208
    e: ksmith@waldencapital.co.uk