At this stage we hold a face-to-face meeting with you to begin gathering all the necessary facts and information about your current and existing arrangements. We will seek to clarify and understand why you have made your existing financial decisions. We will record your key future life stage events and those of your family. At this meeting we will set out our terms of business and clarify our regulatory position. We take time to discuss the different types of risk associated with financial planning and most importantly record your own position on the investment risk scale. Finally we will re-visit your goals, aspirations and objectives in order to build a financial strategy for you.