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Derek Ashby FCII, Dip PFS

Wealth Manager

Derek is part of the Financial Adviser team at Gemini.

Well respected and locally renowned Derek brings with him more than 40 years of experience as an IFA, having formerly owned his own financial services company.

Derek considers that giving good advice and treating customers fairly as the most important part of his role as an adviser. Derek's specialist area is Inheritance Tax planning and mitigation and advice on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Having visited over 70 countries, international traveller Derek's greatest ambition is to continue to play 5 a side football for the next few years as well as visiting even more countries whilst still making time to continue looking after his long standing clients.

Derek describes himself, as conscientious and hard working. He plays golf as well as football and enjoys client contact, so has no plans for retirement just yet!

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