Why use an Investment Manager?

Successful investment has never been so challenging. Most experts predict that returns over the next decade will be lower than we have become used to. Meanwhile, the range of investment options has mushroomed and the choice is bewildering for most people.

There is strong evidence to suggest that private investors sacrifice a large proportion of market returns by reacting emotionally to the media, especially when markets are falling. The additional cost of employing a professional can be modest in relation to the additional returns that can be achieved.

There’s also the question of time. Whilst there is little need for frequent changes to portfolios, it is vital to review regularly in the light of current market conditions.


Amongst the issues covered are:

  • Benefits of asset allocation
  • Rebalancing & monitoring
  • Investment themes

EQ is a boutique wealth manager led by John Spiers, founder of Bestinvest

John Spiers

For more than 30 years I have set out to provide a rigorous research based approach to investment, coupled with excellent client service.

Aligning interests

At EQ we make every effort to align our interests with those of our clients. EQ is wholly owned by staff, which means we are not chasing targets for growth set by external shareholders. Our main objective is to win praise for service and the value we have created for clients.

We already advise thousands of clients and have a thriving business that seeks to achieve more than just financial success. Our investment team is packed with talent and carrying out some of the best research that I’ve seen. Our financial planners are also highly qualified and well placed to help clients achieve their goals.
I’d like to invite you to become a client of EQ and to helping you achieve what you want with your money.

John Spiers

Chief Executive