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Jessica Ayres

Financial Consultant

Timothy James & Partners

London, UK

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Jessica’s Biography

Jessica Ayres joined Timothy James & Partners in 2004. She has been integral to the growth of the firm, which won the Professional Adviser Award for Adviser Firm of the Year in 2021 and 2022. She holds the Chartered Financial Planning qualification – the highest industry exam awarded by the CII.

Respected in the West End by other professional advisers – accountants, lawyers and agents – who refer clients to her, Jessica enjoys long-term relationships with her clients. A general practitioner in mortgage, commercial finance, investment and pensions, Jessica specialises in financial planning for divorce cases and helping business owners and entrepreneurs plan the sale of their companies.

Jessica enjoys working closely with clients who need a financial overhaul, assessing pensions, investments and annual expenditure to make sure there are sufficient assets in place to generate a sustainable long-term income. She is particularly adept in helping international clients who have links to the UK.

Working with accountants and lawyers, Jessica provides solutions for clients’ property and...
Jessica Ayres joined Timothy James & Partners in 2004. She has been integral to the growth of the firm, which won the Professional Adviser Award for Adviser Firm of the Year in 2021 and 2022. She holds the Chartered Financial Planning qualification – the highest industry exam awarded by the CII.

Respected in the West End by other professional advisers – accountants, lawyers and agents – who refer clients to her, Jessica enjoys long-term relationships with her clients. A general practitioner in mortgage, commercial finance, investment and pensions, Jessica specialises in financial planning for divorce cases and helping business owners and entrepreneurs plan the sale of their companies.

Jessica enjoys working closely with clients who need a financial overhaul, assessing pensions, investments and annual expenditure to make sure there are sufficient assets in place to generate a sustainable long-term income. She is particularly adept in helping international clients who have links to the UK.

Working with accountants and lawyers, Jessica provides solutions for clients’ property and investment strategies that are compliant both in Europe and the US. In recognition of her achievements, Jessica was selected as a finalist for Woman of the Year in Financial Advice and received the highly commended award for Woman in Financial Advice – Retirement Planning in 2022.

She works on a referral basis, first meeting with potential clients at no cost to see if she’s a good fit – finding ways to improve their current financial picture and providing relevant solutions. This approach has built many long-lasting relationships with clients who benefit from annual reviews and steady communication.

Jessica is an advocate for change in the industry. She is often quoted in leading financial newspapers regarding her passion for attracting more women from all backgrounds to the industry and encourages more women to seek financial advice.
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Jessica’s Newsfeed

FT Adviser
'When I speak with teenagers, I assume the worst'

Jessica Ayres of Timothy James and Partners discusses the importance of giving young people the right kind of financial advice.

The Wealth Net
How inflation is impacting school fee planning

Jessica Ayres, a Chartered financial planner at Timothy James & Partners, discusses how inflation is affecting planning for school fees.

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Jessica’s Background

Timothy James & Partners
Financial Consultant
2004 - Present
London, UK
Timothy James & Partners is a financial services organisation with over 5,000 clients who benefit from financial solutions that are customised to their wants, needs, aspirations, and financial status. The firm presently advises on over £1.4 billion in assets and works with accountants, solicitors, agents, and existing clients, with a focus on business owners, self-employed and entrepreneurs.
Aegon UK
Finance Executive
Edinburgh, UK
Aegon is an Edinburgh-based financial services provider that offers its clients the best advice on pensions, investments and insurance.

Media

The FTSE 250’s spring surge, pension pitfalls to watch when taking a tax free chunk and Deliveroo’s less floppy retail debut
Podcast Panellist
Apr 2021
London, UK
Jessica joins the AJBell Podcast to discuss why women, in particular, need to get their finances in order if divorce appears to be in the cards.
In Focus: How to help clients when their plans change
Podcast Panellist
Dec 2021
Jessica Ayres joins FTAdviser senior editor Simoney Kyriakou and other panellists to discuss how investors can weather volatility, how investment portfolios can be better structured, and more.
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Accreditation

Chartered Insurance Institute
Chartered Financial Planner
London, UK
The Chartered Insurance Institute is an insurance industry professional organisation. It was founded in 1912 with the goal of increasing public trust in the insurance industry.

Awards & Endorsements

Professional Adviser Women in Financial Advice Awards
Finalist
2022
London, UK
The Professional Adviser's 2022 Women In Financial Advising Awards honours the accomplishments of women in the financial advice community and financial services sectors who provide solutions for their clients. This year, Jessica has been named as a finalist for Woman of the Year in Financial Advice and Woman in Financial Advice – Retirement Planning.
Professional Adviser Awards
Adviser Firm of the Year
2022
London, UK
The Professional Adviser Awards are an annual awards ceremony that recognises financial advisers' and organisations' achievements and performance. In 2021 and 2022, Timothy James & Partners was named Adviser Firm of the Year.

Speaking Engagements

FTAdviser webinar: ‘Financial advice for women at big life stages’
Speaker
Jan 2022
London, UK
Jessica talks about how important it is for financial advisors to maintain professional relationships with women during big life changes or risking losing them as clients.