Want to know what makes the AFWM Ltd team tick? Find out more about our Chudleigh based Independent Financial Adviser George Galbraith.
What did you do before joining AFWM Ltd?
I Joined AFWM Ltd shortly after achieving my Master’s in Finance and Investment. I had a variety of jobs while at university and I would trade privately on the indices market, exposing me to the world of financial markets.
Explain your role at AFWM Ltd
I am a financial adviser in the Chudleigh office, so a typical day at work would be a combination of meetings with existing clients and potential future clients, either at their house or in one of our offices, as well as undertaking jobs at other stages of our advice journey, such as researching and implementing solutions.
What do you like most about your job?
Definitely the relationships that are built between us as advisers and our clients. It’s great to get to know someone and know that what you’re doing is helping them to either achieve a goal or just provide them with solutions to problems they didn’t think were solvable.
My past achievements mainly involve sport. Hockey is my passion outside of work and I’m fortunate enough to play in the National League for Ashmoor Hockey Club. When I was younger I was in the Air Training Corp. Flying in a variety of helicopters and learning to fly a glider are definitely up there too!
My ambition is to be as successful as I can and help as many people as I can. I’d also like to own a nice sports car one day!
If you could do any other job for just one day, what would it be?
A paramedic for sure. What they do is incredible and I would love to be able to experience what that’s like for a day.
Hobbies and interests outside work
My main hobby is hockey and has been for many years. It pretty much takes up the majority of my time so there’s not much room for anything else! But I do like to squeeze in a good surf every now and then.
Top three favourite books or podcasts
The Joe Rogan Experience and Casefile: True Crime are two of my favourite podcasts. My favourite book would have to be Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab, the true story of a SAS patrol behind enemy lines in Iraq.
What do you like best about where you live?
Being close to the sea is a big one. I don’t ever fancy being landlocked.
Favourite place/s to visit in the South West
I love Plymouth, purely because of the nostalgia for my time at university there. I also love Saunton Sands in North Devon and Perranporth in Cornwall.
My family are avid cruise goers and when I was younger we would only ever cruise. So it has got to be a Caribbean cruise. Close second is anytime I visit family in Denver, Colorado.
Best bit of advice you’ve ever been given
‘Everything happens for a reason’ and ‘don’t fall in love with something until you own it’.
What’s on your bucket list?
Visiting Tokyo, seeing England win the World Cup, and to drive Route 66.
What three famous people, living or dead, would you like to invite to a dinner party?
Elon Musk, the Queen and Barrack Obama.