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Not Your Typical
Adviser Firm
Kennedy Black is a pioneering, award-winning, independent
financial planning and wealth management firm based in London.

We are independently owned, so there is no underlying agenda.  We have no products of our own to ‘sell’ you. We shun the latest investment fads and will ignore products that have attractive sales pitches but won’t be good for our clients in the long run.


We like to think we are refreshingly different – that our client relationships are all about trusted and valued advice, never about sales. Our job is to ensure the long-term success of our clients. That’s much more valuable to us than a quick sale. The standard we set is: we genuinely want your decision to work with us to be one of the best decisions of your life.


We are proud to be different.

“My favourite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”


Steve Jobs


Bio Details

Ben set up Kennedy Black Wealth Management in 2009 after a decade of working in the City as an investment banker (in the Debt Capital Markets team). He built the business from scratch, and has achieved an impressive list of accolades along the way.


Ben is one of the most qualified advisers in the UK, being one of only a handful qualified to QCF level 7. He has a law degree (2.1) from the University of Birmingham and a post-graduate degree (with distinction) in finance from Birkbeck College, the University of London. He is a Chartered Financial Planner, the gold standard for financial advisers in the UK.


In his spare time, Ben enjoys keeping active: going to the gym, playing squash and snowboarding. Sadly, his rugby-playing days are firmly behind him.  He lives in Beaconsfield with his wife and two young boys.

Bio Details

Doug has more than 20 years’ experience in investment banking sales. He has worked at Société Générale, WestLB and JP Morgan. Most recently he was responsible for distribution of structured credit products to institutional investors across the UK and Europe.

Doug has an MBA from Cass Business School and a degree in Management Science from the University of Manchester.


In his spare time, Doug enjoys mountain biking, triathlons, Hobie-16 sailing in Chichester Harbour and is a season ticket holder at Harlequins. He lives in Wandsworth with his family.

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Alex joined us, in December 2017, after more than thirteen years at Société Générale. Alex is responsible for the smooth running of our office.


Alex has an honours degree in Modern Languages from the University of Bath and is fluent in French and German.

Bio Details

Stacey joined us at the start of 2019, with three years’ experience of working for an IFA in South Africa and a year working for another IFA in London. She particularly enjoys the research that goes into an investment portfolio.


Stacey achieved her FSB level 1 and level 2 qualifications while in South Africa and is has recently passed R01 on her way towards the UK Diploma in Financial Planning.


Stacey originally hails from Johannesburg and, in her spare time, enjoys horse riding and travelling.




Our clients’ interests come first. Always.


We promise to be open, fair and transparent at all times.


Before all new business, you will receive an engagement letter setting out the scope of our work and what fees will apply (in pounds and pence).


We aim to deliver a first-class service to our clients.


We try to use the latest technology to deliver the best possible service to our clients. Yet we are paranoid about data security.


We want to build life-long relationships with clients and their families. That means we feel accountable for the advice we deliver, not just now but many decades in the future.