My name is Andy Dixon and I am the Director and Financial Adviser at Dixon Financial Planning Ltd, welcome to my website.
Finance is my passion and I love being able to talk people through their finances and plan for their future. More often than not this takes the form of pension advice and retirement planning but it never stops there. It is also important to think about your other investments, estate planning*, life insurance, income protection, and planning for your finances should something go wrong.
From a young age my goal was always to work in finance and I studied business and accounting at college and then moved on to the University of Portsmouth where I accomplished an Honours degree in Accountancy and Finance. After University I worked in the accounts department for a subsidiary of a major FTSE 100 company. I decided that I wanted a more hands-on role and wanted to be able to help people understand their finances and guide them into a comfortable retirement.
I therefore, took a role with a local Independent financial advice company where I trained and studied towards achieving my financial adviser qualifications. I worked hard and quickly passed all the necessary exams (and a few extras!) and got my Statement of Professional Standing with the Personal Finance Society and my slot on the FCA register. My studies will never be over as on top of the 36 hours a year of learning all adviser must complete to retain their professional standing, I have been continuing my exams and working towards achieving Chartered status in the future.
After many good years at my previous company I decided to start my own company as the owners had started their retirement planning and it was the right time for me to start tailoring the service I give to my own ethics and beliefs. That is what I aim to do at Dixon Financial Planning, give top quality advice and a service that I can be proud of and I work tirelessly to do that for every single one of my clients. I have been lucky enough to have the backing of a major UK financial advice network called Intrinsic whose resources, knowledge and experience gives my clients an extra layer of protection and gives me an incredible level of resources that would not be possible otherwise.
I was born and raised in Southampton therefore I know the Hampshire area very well and love travelling to see clients. When I come home, I am greeted by my lovely wife Jess who is expecting our first child. When Jess can drag me away from my emails we love going for long walks in the countryside and taking in as much sport as the weekend allows.
I am a proud member of both my local Rotary and RoundTable clubs and spend a lot of time organising the annual Roundtable Mayflower Charity Fireworks event which raises thousands of pounds each year for local charities and causes.
*Estate Planning is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority