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.
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.
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
Edward graduated from Southampton University in 1996, with a BSc in Economics and Politics. He entered the financial services industry that year. In 1999 he joined the IFA firm Elliot Bayley, remaining there for eight years where he obtained his Advanced Financial Planning Certificate in 2005. Having built a successful client base, he moved to Route City Wealth in 2006, where he remained for several years before setting up Smythe House in 2012.
Since that time he has built a solid database of professional 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.
Simon graduated from Edinburgh University in 1996 with an MA in French and Business Studies. He began his career at Panmure Gordon Asset Management working in the wealth management division. He trained in fund management and research and worked with private clients, charities and family offices.
He left the City in 2002 and since then has set up and exited several businesses including; Handpicked Collection – set up and exited trade sale to New Corp; Litebulb – set up, floated on AIM, grew to 150 staff and £25m in sales before leaving in 2015; Cleeve Capital (now Big Blue Broadband) – founding director and oversaw its IPO in 2014; Silver Bullet Date – co-founder and oversaw its sale 2 years after start-up.