The dangers posed to savers and investors by falling gilt values far outweigh the risk of rising inflation, according to Martin Bamford of Informed Choice.
The surge in the Consumer Price Index to 2.9% in December marked its steepest spike since records began, heightening concerns rising inflation will threaten the country's economic recovery and bring misery to savers.
Speculation the next government could raise VAT to 20% and hike interest rates in an effort to reduce the country's huge budget deficit has further stoked concerns.
But such fears have been cast aside by Bamford, who thinks savers and investors have more pressing problems.
"I do not think inflation will be a huge issue - there is so much spare capacity in the economy," he says. "We have one of the lowest rates of VAT in the European Union and even if VAT is increased to 20% that would only bring us in line with other countries."
The biggest danger to investors, he thinks, lies in the UK gilt markets.
"Such a huge level of issuance combined with the financial strength rating of the UK is creating the conditions for a perfect storm," Bamford says.
"Although the fall in the value of gilts will push up yields, and therefore increase pension annuity rates, investors will lose out as the value of their investments plunge."
The Informed Choice managing director also dismisses the potential threat posed by technology following research by the Fair Investment Company suggesting investors are shunning advisers for the ease of access and research capabilities of the internet.
"Use of the internet obviously continues to become more widespread but there will always be a market for face-to-face financial advice," he says. "And the UK is massively underserved by face-to-face financial advice."
Despite an unpredictable economic outlook ahead, Bamford has a clear set of goals for the company this year. Having just recruited three advisers, he intends to add another three or four before year-end.
And in a year being billed as one of consolidation, he is not ruling out acquiring whole companies.
"The primary focus is bringing on more people, but we do have our eyes open for opportunities in terms of acquisitions," he reveals.
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