Our team of experts
TailorMade is a marketing brand of the Aisa Group. In 1998 when Aisa was simply an idea between James and Clive, they did not imagine that what would start as a small two man operation based out of Wiltshire, would grow into an international company with offices in several countries. Their diverse backgrounds of psychologist and RAF pilot meant they have always looked at financial advice differently from those within the industry – to this day they continue to sit down together each year and review the next stage whilst Aisa continues to grow in both experience and offerings. However, they always want to stay loyal to their original concept, and what has made them successful – putting clients’ needs first and providing the best service possible from a client’s perspective.
With over 20 fee based advisers involved in Aisa and our network, OpesFidelio, we have a wealth of local and international knowledge and experience within the financial services industry including being qualified and regulated in multiple countries, the prime locations being the UK, EU, South Africa and the USA.
From early beginnings with the office being run from a small space on the kitchen table to offices around the world James and Clive have always ensured that they are surrounded by a highly professional and like-minded team. Everyone within the Aisa team has a passion for ensuring that your needs are the focal point of everything we do.
Our Chartered Financial Planners
What Chartered means and why Aisa Professional are Chartered
Chartered status is a gauge of competency and expertise in financial planning. TailorMade is not registered as Chartered, but through this website you will have access to the Chartered registered advisers below. For advisers to achieve and maintain our chartered financial planner status from the UK Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), we have to prove that we always work to the highest professional standards, whilst advisers have to re-qualify each and every year, re-applying for the status.
Aisa Professional gained our Chartered Financial Firm status in 2010 and currently have 6 chartered financial planners either client facing or client supporting. They operate within a larger team who have expert knowledge in pensions and investments. Internationally we have several firms within Europe and outside of Europe (the U.S.A., South Africa, and a marketing company in Hong Kong).
Aisa Group has multiple nominations or awards between 2009-2017, winning a few along the way including 4 in 2016/2017, and UK Pension Awards won. We would like to think we are unique in the international financial marketplace. Each client facing financial planner has unique insights in their specialist areas which means you get the very best advice on a broad spectrum of investments.
CEO & Chartered Financial Planner
James started Aisa with the idea of putting the client first through engagement & transparency of ideas. Whilst highly qualified, he understands that clients want re-assurance through openness and results, more than anything else.
Chris is Chartered and an Associate of the Personal Finance Society with over 25 years’ experience. A UK expat, he has spent years building Aisa expat solutions for international clients and he writes expat blogs/financial articles and is a technical adviser on UK pension transfers and expat finance.
INTERNATIONAL & PENSION PLANNER
Ailsa is a pension transfer & retirement planning specialist helping UK & International clients fulfil their retirement ambitions, understanding the latest legislation to ensure that clients receive optimum tax efficient advice.
International Wealth Planner
With over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of retirement advice, pension investment planning, and tax efficient investments. He is the current Chairman of the UK investment team and has a degree in Genetics.
Chartered Financial Planner
Marius is an ex-submariner who has written a consumer book about financial planning. He worked tirelessly to obtain the Chartered distinction and is a member of the Personal Finance Society. He speaks fluent Spanish and has lived in various parts of the EU and has huge experience of the tax traps and brings ideas to benefit EU residents when investing.
Specialist in financial planning and investment management for U.S. citizens living abroad and non-U.S. persons living in the U.S.A. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). U.K. Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
OUR DEGREE BASED SPECIALIST FINANCIAL ADVISERS
Director – Pensions Specialist
Clive’s main fields of expertise and experience are in UK pensions, retirement options, and cross-border tax. His reassuring manner will put you at your ease and make your financial planning journey a simpler and more comfortable one.
Investment and Tax Planning
Geordie has an Economics degree, a Financial Services Diploma and over 15 years’ experience in Financial Services. He is an Independent UK regulated IFA and specialises in pensions, inheritance tax planning & is a key Investment Committee member.
The Team that makes it happen
Experienced international adviser, with a global clientele. Particular specialism with expatriate clients who are tax-resident in France, or have investments in Continental Europe. Having lived in France he has an inside knowledge of the tax system and how to obtain tax efficiency.
Max has been advising expats since the mid 1990’s. He set up his own IFA firm in 1998 in Manila that still trades today. He has worked in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. His experience includes private client advice, asset management, fund design and distribution. Since returning to the UK he has been engaged in FCA Compliance with a network of UK advisory firms.
Leila is a graduate of French from University College London who has also lived and studied in Bordeaux. Leila is currently based in the UK but travels to France regularly. She enjoys watching football, reading and hiking.
Well-travelled and resident in two countries, Alex is studying Business Economics at University and is a general director of Aisa International s.r.o. He writes about economic data and how it impacts on investment decisions.