We wish a very fond farewell to our long-standing independent financial adviser (IFA) Gary Decker, DipPFS, in October, as he takes his long-planned retirement to spend more time with his family.

In a letter to clients at the end of October 2022, Gary shared: “As many of you are aware from my previous discussions, I have been contemplating my retirement over the last couple of years and it is now, with a heavy heart, that I am writing to officially advise you that after a long and very rewarding career in Financial Services, I have taken the decision to retire.”

The decision has not been an easy one for Gary, who has been in the financial services sector for over 40 years and with MPA for the last years of his career. He classes many of his clients as good friends. However, health concerns for his wife and various other factors are taking him to sunnier climes.

His clients’ needs have always been at the heart of Gary’s advice and he does not want them to be concerned, adding in his letter: “Going forward, I do not want you to worry.  When I originally contemplated retiring several years back, I had various discussions with Phil McGovern, Managing Director of MPA Financial Management Limited, before I took the decision to join MPA.

“Since then, MPA has consistently supported me in advising my clients and I have benefited from the support of a successful business, based in Henley in Arden, which shares my values of putting clients first.

“MPA is a Chartered firm, well respected in the region and I am very happy that they will be looking after my clients following my retirement – I couldn’t hope to find a better fit.”

MPA’s Independent Financial Adviser Jared Jones will be taking over Gary’s clients from October onwards.  Jared has been with MPA for over 12 months and provides full holistic advice. He works alongside his Administrator Francesca Shaughnessy.

Jared will be in contact with all clients over the next few weeks, however, should you need to speak to him or Francesca, in the meantime, please call the office on 01564 795 997.