About Us

Established in 2012

Smythe House was created in 2012 to address demand from professional clients for a sophisticated, relationship-driven financial advisory and wealth management service.

An entrepreneurial approach

A wide range of investment opportunities

Through an extensive network of contacts and relationships we bring to members a wide range of investment opportunities. As well as conventional investment channels, we seek off-market, alternative investment opportunities aimed at generating risk-adjusted returns appropriate to meet each member’s financial plans.

Our Members

Trusted, long-term relationships

We believe in delivering advice through tested, long-term relationships within the club-style environment. Covering all areas of wealth management, we proactively manage an integrated lifetime financial plan tailored to each of our individual member’s financial objectives

The relationships we have with our members are the foundation of our business. We are 100% aligned with member’s interests and it is our proactive and entrepreneurial approach on behalf of our members that sets us apart.

Aligning Our Interests With You

A policy of co-investing with our members

Our innovative structure aligns our interests with those of our members through our policy of co-investing with our members, whilst our business model and fee structure allow us to provide truly independent advice.

Our Philosophy

A club-style approach

Smythe House operates with a club-style philosophy – the individuals we advise are ‘members’ of Smythe House and we facilitate networking between like-minded members to foster cross-fertilisation of wealth creation ideas

Our Team

Edward Galwey - Director

Edward graduated from Southampton University in 1996, with a BSc in Economics and Politics. He entered the financial services industry that year where he worked for various financial services companies. During this time he obtained his Advanced Financial Planning Certificate. In 2012 he set up Smythe House Limited, where he concentrated on building a solid database of professional and retail clients. His management role has allowed him to develop his own ideas and investment opportunities, whilst building ties with other service providers, never deviating from his sole belief of client servicing, which is the fulcrum of the company’s ethos. In 2018 he integrated Smythe House into the boutique investment management firm Oberon. Since then the firm has continued to grow from strength to strength, to become the group’s core financial adviser. During his spare time, Edward likes to run, enjoys cooking and is an avid follower of the English Test Cricket team.

Claire Crook - Associate Director

Claire grew up in Hong Kong, later moving to London and studying Classics at UCL. She went to work within the fashion and hospitality industry for the next 10 years. In 2018 Claire decided to have a career change and use her increasing interest in personal finance and train to be a financial adviser. Within a year she had passed all the relevant exams and obtained her Diploma of Regulated Financial Planning.

She worked for her first company for 4 years, where she honed her newfound skills and knowledge. In April 2022 Smythe House hired Claire as their senior financial advisor, and since then she has become an integral part of the team, she has continued to expand her knowledge and manage own client base. Claire is currently studying for her Chartered Financial Planning Certificate and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Outside of work, Claire is a qualified Yoga instructor and is also studying for her Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma.

Annabel Hurley - Client Manager

Annabel joined Smythe House in June 2023 as the team’s new client manager and paraplanner having worked at Mattioli Woods for 3 years as a paraplanner. Annabel graduated from Oxford Brookes University In 2020 with a 2:1 in Economics, Finance and International Business and is currently working towards her Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. In her spare time, Annabel enjoys playing padel, watching cricket at The Oval with friends, and following Arsenal.

What Our Clients Say

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"Ed has helped me greatly in managing my investments and in preparing my financial portfolio for my retirement. He is always professional, transparent and ethical and I have no hesitation in recommending him and Smythe House”
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"I have been fortunate to have Ed and Smythe House advising me over a wide cross-section of financial affairs for many years. Smythe House have tailor-made many solutions for my requirements. Ed’s hands-on approach and in-depth knowledge of my financial and personal situation have given me comfort and confidence about the future, whatever it may contain"
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"I have found it very helpful to get advice on all aspects of my finances. Ed and Smythe House have introduced a range of investments while keeping a close eye on external advisors to ensure good performance. I would happily recommend Ed to others who are looking to have the trusting professional relationship that we have built up over the many years."
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