'I had retired, but it ended up being a gap year' - Chris Jelf on the launch of advice firm Integrity365

Launched this year

Sophie King
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Having been in the industry for 40 years and heading up his own business for 30, you might think Chris Jelf would be taking it easy in retirement. But no, he had other idea and here, he talks to Professional Adviser on launching a new advice firm.

Jelf Insurance and Financial Services founder Chris Jelf (pictured) had planned to retire at 60 and, like many, have a well-earned rest after four decades in the sector. However, he only managed a year in retirement before the phones started ringing from people asking him to come back to work. "I had retired, but it ended up as a gap year taken rather late in life." Jelf had made a name for himself as someone who put his clients first, a people person who engages well with his customers through face-to-face contact. "My phone was ringing last year with friends and clients who were feelin...

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