financial advisorsLondon is one of the world’s financial capitals. It’s a great place to go for advice and knowledge about investments but it could also feel like information overload with all the investment companies London out there.

One starting point could be an investment introducer firm such as Amyma, based in the heart of London’s financial district. These companies do not provide financial advice, and it’s important to be clear on the distinction between an introducer and an adviser. They all come under the general umbrella of investment companies London, but offer very different services.

What’s an Investment Introducer?

These companies provide information on potential funds and schemes to invest in. They also act as a mediator between investors and investees, helping out with paperwork.

An investment introducer will sit down with their client and get an in-depth overview of what type of investment they want to make, in terms of timescale, investment capital and return on investment required. Some introducer companies specialise in high-risk, high return investments, others in more stable bonds, and some work with both.

They aren’t regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), though the information they provide is audited by an FCA-approved organisation. They aren’t responsible for the outcome of any investment they provide information on.

What’s a Financial Advisor?

These are financial consultants that offer guidance and information to help investors to decide where to place their money. It’s worth noting that there are different types of advisor: some specialise in stocks and shares, others in mortgages, some in retirement planning or ISAs. As with any professional service, it’s wise for investors to find exactly the right advisor to suit their needs.

Some advisors only work with one or two products. Others, known as independent financial advisors, look at the market as a whole and provide options based on what they feel will best suit the particular needs of the investor.

All financial advisors in the UK are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This means that they are subject to the rules and regulations set out by the FCA and any investor who feels they were given bad advice can make a complaint to the FCA.