Financial Planner (UK / FR)
Gilles came to the UK in 1996 working for Legal & General for 9 years, in various roles within the organization. His last role was as a Business Development Manager for the London City office.
In 2008, Gilles started working as a Financial Planning Consultant for Leprêtre & Partners LLP, (who were acquired by Alexander Beard in December 2014).
In 2010 he moved back to France where he worked for Fern Hill as a cross border adviser, which was acquired by ABG’s JV partners, KMH Gestion Privée in 2014 (due to the passing of its owner), Gilles started working with KHM Gestion Privée providing cross border financial advice to British expatriates or French ex-expatriates returning to France.
After a short stint working for a French bank in the Strasbourg area in 2015 as a Financial Adviser, and sitting & passing the AMF certification for Financial Advisers in France, Alexander Beard (France) SAS was created as a joint venture between KMH Gestion Privée and Alexander Beard Group, and Gilles started working on the development of the new structure alongside his colleagues from the Lyon and UK offices.
In November 2016 Gilles completed the Chartered Insurance Institute Diploma in Financial Planning and since January 2017 has divided his time between ABG’s London office – specializing in cross border advice, both in France and in the UK to our extensive French client base in London and AB France in Lyon where he is spearheading our cross border pension product EUVEST.
Gilles has many passions, his Australian Shepherd's dog, trekking & walking, running, cycling, going to the gym, tennis and motorsports. He is also a keen furniture restorer