Ben Riley | Amicus Wealth

Ben Riley DipPFS

Associate Director

“Taking the right advice does not need to be rushed. When piecing together a larger plan the smaller decisions need to be the right ones. Detailed explanations and clear understanding underpin good ongoing advice.”

Ben is an Associate Director of Amicus Wealth, with an MA from the University of Edinburgh. His passion professionally lies in establishing great relationships with his clients. He feels that his honest and dependable advice provides clients with the ongoing support they need to make the best financial decisions. Out of the office, Ben tries to watch as much live music and football as possible. He prides himself on being one of the most patient Arsenal fans over the past few years.

Ben’s Client Stories

Below are client stories from Ben’s clients and highlight the areas he specialises in.

No pressure, advice was for my benefit

“I did not feel pressurised to make quick decisions”

I contacted Amicus to obtain a review of my Pension arrangements as these had not been looked at for some time, and a review of Life Insurance position. I had dealt with a financial advisor in the past who has since retired. It was prudent to take advice again, and Amicus was Personally recommended by a friend.

Ben has provided knowledgeable advice in a timely manner. I did not feel pressurised to make quick decisions and It certainly felt like the advice was for my benefit not the benefit of Amicus. They outlined the present situation in the Pensions marketplace and provided clear, information on what my options were.

My experience has been excellent thus far. Look forward to working closely with Ben over the months and years ahead. I sing the praises of Ben and Amicus when I speak to colleagues. I would have no hesitation in recommending if the opportunity arises.

Danny Turner
Key Account Manager Market Management & Communication at Allianz

Final Salary

“My portfolio is in good hands”

I first contacted Amicus Wealth as I required a Financial Adviser to provide regular, quality input rather than a once a year appraisal or financial ‘medical’. I also wanted to move my final salary pension scheme onto a personal pension platform and to generate acceptable returns from thereon.

Before my first meeting, I had the same concerns as I assume most new and potential clients will.I wondered how independent the advice was, what were the costs involved and how will my portfolio perform better if I take new advice. I was also aware of the media negativity that some other financial advisory firms have had in previous years.

Following a personal recommendation from a colleague at Guy Carpenter grouped with the central location of their office and his flexibility, I agreed to meet with Ben Riley. He made a great first impression, I was impressed with his in-depth technical analysis and was pleased to know that we have a mutual appreciation of “Little Kensington!

What I particularly like about Bens approach is his turnaround times and professional impartial advice. He quickly put all my initial concerns to rest. We have now successfully moved Final Pension scheme and managed existing Benefit portfolio, and I feel content that my portfolio is in good hands.

Any professional individual, working or retired would benefit the most from the services of Ben Riley and Amicus Wealth.

James Beresford
Managing Director at Guy Carpenter

Clear valuable pension advice

“Clearest and most valuable advice that I have received”

From the very first conversation with Amicus about my pension, Ben Riley advised me to consider a more holistic strategy covering estate planning, inheritance tax, joint wills, lifetime allowances and capital gains tax to name but a few.

This is the clearest and most valuable advice that I have received from a wealth management firm and my wife and I now firmly believe that all of our financial affairs are fully in order, not just my pension.

John Begley
Non Exec Director formerly COO of a Global Broking House  

First class advice

“I could not be more satisfied with the service and advice I received”

Amicus as a business and Ben Riley as an adviser have been first class and given me great peace of mind that my arrangements are being managed efficiently.

I approached Amicus a few years ago and met Ben Riley who has overseen my pension arrangements since. Ben is a super chap who is always willing to help and assist. Nothing is too much trouble and his advice is first class. I could not be more satisfied with the service and advice I receive.

I have recommended his services to a number of my personal friends which is a testimony to Ben’s professionalism and efficiency.

Rob Munden
Chief Underwriting Officer

Initial Review & Investment

“Valuable timely advice”

I would have no hesitation in recommending Ben to anyone seeking a diligent and proactive advisor.

Ben has been advising me since 2016, and over that time, he has built up a strong relationship of trust, with a considered, responsive service.

I made the decision to appoint Ben, and Amicus, because of the thoroughness of the initial review exercise, and the time is taken, and detail provided before I had even agreed to use his services. Moreover, I had very specific requirements regarding the types of investments that I was prepared to consider, and Ben took that on board and continues to do so.

Ben has never been pushy, and I both enjoy my conversations with him and receive valuable timely advice from him. As a result, over time, I have sought his input on all my financial planning decisions.

Calum Maclean
Senior Risk Manager at QBE Insurance