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Gareth Chalk

I have been a professional adviser for 10 years, offering Independent Financial Advice for the last six of these. Duties have also included working for a large national IFA as Associate Manager for the region with responsibilities including monitoring and signing off advice from fellow advisers within the regional office - ensuring that integrity, sound technical knowledge and effective client servicing remains at a high standard across all advisers.

I am regularly asked for comment on financial issues in regional newspapers, and have had client case studies published in the national press.

Whilst studying towards the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning I have achieved advanced specialist qualifications in Equity Release, Pension Income Options and Care Fees Planning. I am also a member of Symponia - an organisation of Independent Financial Advisers specialising in the sensitive area of Care Fees Planning.

Prior to a career in financial service, I trained as a Primary School Teacher, and worked as a Payroll Manager. I was born in South Wales where I continue to live with my wife Nicola, and daughters Bethan and Seren.

Obsidian Financial Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Financial Services Register No: 509756

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