Former IFP president Campbell Edgar is "retiring" from financial planning practice Bloomsbury FP after seven years with the firm.
Having founded the practice with Jason Butler in 1998, Edgar says he is now looking at using his experience within the financial services industry to try and help firms expand their business potential.
Over the course of his time at Bloomsbury FP, Edgar helped to build the operation into a high-net-worth planning business as well as continuing to work with the Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Financial Planning to help set adviser examination and professional standards, and is a past president of the Institute of Financial Planning.
“I’m looking to move into something which will continue to keep more actively engaged in areas where I can help solve people’s business problems,” says Edgar.
“The Bloomsbury story was fun but I’m 55 and the others are in their 40s. The partners have plans they want to see through to fruition which will run long after I have retired,” he adds.
Bloomsbury founder and former colleague Jason Butler says while Edgar is unlikely to “retire” properly at this stage, he fully understands his decision to pursue new ideas.
“Campbell has helped to build a great business and he’s been here seven years so is looking for a new challenge. It’s thought he has at least nine different fingers in different pies, as always, and wants to use his experience to work on new projects in the industry,” says Edgar.
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