The Blacktower Group was formed in 1986 to provide independent wealth management advice and a bespoke service for both individual and corporate clients.
Having celebrated over 30 years in business, our independent financial advisers continually keep pace with the changing needs of our customers, regulations and legislation. They are led by our Group Managing Director, John Westwood, one of the founders of the firm.
In 1996, Blacktower expanded offshore and opened its first office in the Algarve, Portugal during 2000. Blacktower Financial Management (International) Ltd (BFMI) was formed in 2003 and incorporated in Gibraltar, where the BFMI Head Office is situated. BFMI now has offices throughout Europe and in the Cayman Islands and is continuing with its expansion programme. Our International Head Office is located in Gibraltar, our UK Office in Surrey and Caribbean Office in Grand Cayman.
The world of investment and financial planning services is complex, even if you are financially aware, and finding the right products is time consuming. That’s why we are here. With our knowledge and expertise, we can save you time, money and bring you peace of mind.
Blacktower in France
Rosemary Sheppard, International Financial Advisor.
Rosemary works throughout France and is well placed to cover many regions in the southern part of France as well as in Paris and Toulouse. She specialises in providing financial planning advice for:
• Investments and retirement planning, including QROPS (Qualified Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme) and Assurance Vie products, which are specific to France.
• Planning for future needs, such as education.
• Inheritance Tax planning and future tax efficiency of savings.
For more than a decade, Rosemary has also assisted her husband in building their gîte business and in doing so has amassed a wealth of experience that she is happy to share with her fellow expats.