Paul began his financial services career in 1975 with Property Growth Assurance Company Limited. He subsequently worked for nine years with Allied Dunbar Assurance, leaving in 1987 to launch the Alexander Beard Group business. initially as a provider of investment and insurance services to clients in the music and entertainment industry, accumulating over the years a client list including numerous world famous recording stars, record producers, TV and Radio presenters, leading perhaps inevitably in the late 90's to professional footballers.
Since the early 90’s however, Paul led the Group’s international growth to its present position of providing a wide range of international financial services to global expatriates and international companies through its offices in the UK, Australia, France, the Netherlands and the U.S.A. as well as making 12 acquisitions (Click here to see 'Our history').
From 2004 until 2009 Paul served as a Director and Council member of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers (A.I.F.A) as well as also having been on the Board of its predecessor I.F.A.A. for 5 yrs up until 2001. He has both written and been regularly quoted in the trade press as well as appearing on BBC Radio 5 Live in a programme about “Life after Professional Football”. He was a speaker at the 2010 IBIS International HR Conference in Lisbon and the London's 2013 Global Mobility Summit.
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Bram Bogaard restarted his career as a pension and employee benefit consultant by joining the consultancy firm of his father Max; Bogaard Pensioen Consultancy.
Since then he has further developed the business into a specialized consultancy firm for Dutch pension funds and international clients mainly from the U.S.A.
Bram also has qualifications in marketing management from the Netherlands University of Professional Education, is a Certified Pension Consultant and Actuarial Calculator with additional qualifications in WFT Life and Non-Life Insurance.
Bram has a strong client service ethos grounded in the belief that sustainable consulting relationships require dedication and commitment to effective working partnerships
Using his broad international network of service and product providers, Bram ensures that his clients always receive high quality service, ranging from administrative matters to complex actuarial, compensation and benefits services.
Andrew graduated from Sheffield University with a Masters in French in 1998. His dissertation on risk and investment in high speed rail ignited his passion for the investment world and lead him towards financial services and a graduate training programme at global accountants Mazars, where he worked as a consultant until 2003. He then joined SMA Consultants assisting one of the Directors until it was acquired by BestInvest. In 2005 he joined Lepretre & Partners Ltd where he eventually became a Director following a successful management buy-out in 2007.
He was awarded Chartered Financial Planner status at the end of 2014 and has continued to develop his investment ideas throughout his career, designing investment modeling software and innovative research processes.
As a result of the acquisition of L&P he joined the Board of ABG on the 1st January 2015 as Investment Director.
Nicolas has a Master’s degree in Business Law, and began his career in financial services in 2001, with Euresa-Life in Luxembourg as an account manager for the French market.
In 2004, he joined GSD, a wealth management firm as Sales Director.
In 2007, while still at GSD, Nicolas co-founded KMH based in Lyon, a new consultancy, specializing in financial and wealth auditing, brokering financial products and asset management.
In 2013, he was invited to join the supervisory board of 360Hixance AM.
Nicolas is an true ‘European’ having also studied and worked in Germany, and Luxembourg) and is also treasurer of Cercle France Patrimoine, the National Association of Independent Financial Advisers in France.
Anita joined the Alexander Beard Group in April 2005 with responsibility for overhauling the administration of their recent acquisition in the International Schools market. Having achieved notable success in this role Anita was promoted to Head of Administration for the whole group in January 2007 from where she took on a series of increased responsibilities including management of the group's back office client management system and in 2013, the successful introduction of our paperless office project - Virtual Cabinet.
In September 2013 Anita became Divisional Director with responsibility for Operations and HR and in January 2015, following the acquisition and mergers that took place at the end of the previous year, Anita joined the Board of ABG as Operations Director.
Prior to joining the Alexander Beard Group, Anita had worked for many years for a national firm of financial advisers in both sales support and compliance roles.
Pierre Cloete is Managing Director of Alexander Beard (South Africa) PTY Ltd. and has worked in the Financial Services sector as an independent advisor since 1993. His particular speciality is working with South Africans outside the country as well as those that he manages in South Africa from his Johannesburg base.
Pierre is registered and approved with the South African Financial Services board as an authorised investment advisor and has all the appropriate qualifications.