Specialises in: Investment Strategies, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning
Chartered Associate of the London Foundation for Banking & Finance. Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice. Certificate in Long Term Care and Later Life Planning.
I provide independent financial advice to individuals, businesses, and trustees. Using my depth of experience, I help clients make the best possible financial decisions. I joined the financial advice industry in 2019 after graduating with a master’s degree in finance at the University of Sussex. In 2023 I achieved chartered status which demonstrates my commitment to the industry and in providing sound financial advice.
When I'm not crunching numbers, you'll find me seeking birdies on the golf course or travelling to new places around the world.
Good morning, I'm Ian Poysden, Chairman of IEP Financial. I live on a small holding in Ditchling with my wife Michelle. I have two children, Joshua and Zoe.
I've been at IEP financial since the beginning. We actually were called Allfield Financial Group and we rebranded six years ago.
I'd like to think that both myself personally and the business are approachable and personable to our clients and that we do our best to decipher some of the jargon that exists in the financial services industry.
I really enjoy getting involved with the local charities in Brighton and Sussex surrounding areas. We've worked with many different ones; Dementia Support, Martletts, Chestnut Tree and at the moment we're working quite closely with The Starr Trust.
I've always enjoyed following the stock market and other asset classes, trying to interpret that for our clients in a way that they can understand and trying to ensure that they're linked to the client's level of risk, which over time changes.
It's really natural that in our early years, we probably don't care too much about the level of risk we're taking. But when we move closer to retirement, we probably want to protect that and look after that in a slightly more orderly and safe fashion.
I really enjoy working with out clients to find out their dreams and aspirations and to achieve really good outcomes for them. In addition to that, the ongoing review process, everything changes in life and client reviews are an essential part of that. As people's children get older, people move into pre-retirement and then latterly into post retirement.
I really enjoy my golf and cricket. I'm getting a bit old to play cricket, but I'm just about hanging on in Ditchling Second Eleven. It's over 20 years now that we've sponsored Sussex County Cricket club. We also sponsor 4 or 5 clubs at amateur level.
I really enjoy the people that I work with, specifically I really enjoy our Christmas Party every year where everyone can let their hair down a little bit.
I really enjoy my smallholding at home. If you've had a particularly tough day and you sit down with a couple of pigs on the farm, they don't care that you've had a bad day, and they'll just have a little nibble of your toes.