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Rachel O'Donoghue - Partner.

Rachel is a Partner of the firm and Head of the Financial Planning team. Rachel advises corporate clients on employee benefits, financial planning and executive pension and benefits packages. She also advises private individuals on areas such as investments, inheritance tax and retirement planning.

Although she has a broad range of clients, Rachel has particular experience in the provision of advice to individuals who are non-domiciled, UK resident and pensions advice to not-for-profit organisations. She works closely with members of other Buzzacott teams to ensure that all aspects of a client's situation are taken into account when providing financial advice.

Rachel joined the firm as a manager in 2001, having worked as an IFA for a Mayfair based firm prior to that.

 

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Financial Planning Services for Individuals

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We are a financial planning led team seeking to build a long term relationship with you and your family where appropriate. Our focus is on understanding your current and future objectives in order to develop a clear plan to meet these and help you implement this.

We do not offer any in-house financial products, meaning the recommendations we provide are not prejudiced towards specific products or solutions. This enables us to provide absolutely independent advice to our clients.

We can work with you on your trusts and tax planning, as well as your long term investments, to ensure that your portfolio remains tax efficient and tax does not become a drag on performance.

We work with US clients on both their financial planning and investment management needs. Importantly, we can ensure that this is delivered in a tax compliant manner.

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