“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” Albert Einstein
Bringing investments to the heart of Hitchin
Established in 2002, the local branch of Raymond James Investment Services, Hitchin is headed by Susie Bewell and Faye Silver, who together have over 40 years experience in financial services.
Backed by an excellent team, Susie and Faye offer sound financial planning and investment advice tailored to your needs. They will look at your financial situation and discuss your concerns, answer your questions and make realistic suggestions.
As part of the wider Raymond James family, we can provide the personal and face-to-face service that you’d expect from a local adviser, with the security and peace of mind of a global brand. To find out more about Raymond James UK please visit https://www.raymondjames.uk.com.
Our philosophy is to make investments available to everyone
With our ‘no minimum investment’ policy, we remove the barriers and perceptions usually faced when entering the world of investing. We pride ourselves on speaking plain English, not ‘investment jargon’, as if you have never dealt with investments before, it is important you understand the choices available.
Whatever your goals, we make sure your investments are right for you, delivering strong results with a high level of client service.
From pensions and savings, to investments and ISAs, find out how things work step-by-step through our process and see more about the services we offer.
Meet the Team
Susie Bewell - Branch Principal
Chartered Wealth Manager & Financial Planner
An enthusiastic networker, Susie has a very high profile within business networks like BNI and Women in Business.
Joining us directly from university with a degree in forensic science, Alex has the eye for detail required when setting up new accounts. Working alongside Faye and Susie, Alex is responsible for much of the new business processing. She is also the voice you will often hear when booking the regular client review meetings. She recently moved to Hitchin and enjoys socialising, music festivals and travelling.
Hannah Heaton - Operations Administrator
Hannah has a background in customer service and works closely with Karen ensuring that client incomes are paid on time. Dealing with pension providers and clients directly Hannah is responsible for much of the detailed records in the office. Hannah has two young sons and lives in Hitchin with her husband Rob.
Karen Tyrrell - Operations Manager
Karen has worked at the branch since 1998. She manages the flow of data in the office ensuring that all the paperwork relating to pensions, income and dealing is properly handled. She has two daughters and five grandchildren and lives in Letchworth with her husband Chris and their dog.
Nick Chan - Investment Analyst
Joining the firm in January 2016, Nick started working in wealth management in 2007. Nick holds the CII Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning and the CFA Investment Management Certificate and has a degree in Accounting and Finance. He runs the Investment Committee and is responsible for the analysis of client portfolios and is tasked with identifying the investments that will deliver the best results. Nick plays the trumpet in a local wind band and is a keen footballer.
Susie joined Raymond James investment Services Hitchin branch in March 2002. She is qualified as a Chartered Wealth Manager and holds both the CISI Private Client Investment Advice & Management Certificate and the CII Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.
Susie specialises in helping individual clients and business owners with their investment needs. She is an expert in retirement planning including SIPPs and prides herself on helping clients get the best from their pensions.
An enthusiastic networker, Susie has a very high profile within business networks like BNI and Women in Business. Away from work, Susie lives in Hitchin with her partner Jen and is a keen fan of all sports and enjoys the challenge that is the pursuit of fitness.
Saroo is a Cockapoo born 30th December 2016 and when he’s not in the office he lives with Faye and her family. On the days he visits the office you can often find him snoozing on a beanbag. He likes treats, tennis balls and jumping whilst he dislikes postmen and delivery drivers.
Faye joined Raymond James in August 2004 and headed the Client Services & Operations of the business. In February 2017, Faye became Wealth Manager and Branch Principal, and holds the CISI Investment Advice Diploma.
Faye specialises in helping clients and business owners with their investment needs. She especially enjoys helping clients, who may have had limited exposure to investing, gain confidence and understanding of the investment process.
Faye has a high profile within the local community through her work with fundraising, community and networking events. She lives in Hitchin, with her daughters Evie and Mia and Saroo the Cockapoo. She is a keen runner and you’ll often find her at the local gym.
Do you want to make the most of your money?
Money means different things to different people. But for everyone, it’s the resource that makes the difference between the life we want and the life we can afford.