In 2014, my role as a Systems Integration Group Manager was made redundant, and rather than taking up a new position, I decided to take the lump sum offer. I also took direct control of my company pensions via a SIPP, and consequently had to take investing more seriously.
It's a running joke that I have consumed more content from London Stone than anybody else. Honestly, they're brilliant.
Chris is my account manager and he's fantastic. We've been speaking since early 2015 and I get access to all of the videos, webinars, strategies for free.
I have learned so much from their team, including how to short and make money in falling markets. When others were losing 10-30% money during Covid and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, I actually slightly increased my portfolio profit. As a humble retail investor, I wasn't sure that was possible, but it really is.
I'm also a fan of the DIP strategy. I read the book (twice!), watched the training videos, all of which proved well worth the time invested. I even put together a spreadsheet based on principles gleaned from the DIP.
My retirement is a lot more fun because I'm in control of my money and a big thank you has to go to the London Stone team for that. I have no reservations in recommending London Stone Securities either for more of an advisory role or direct portfolio management.