We’re here, we’re strong, and we’re focused.
Established in 1993, RWA is proud to be financial advisers at the heart of our local community, part of the most diverse and cosmopolitan capital city in the world.
We believe the only way is ethics and will help you tailor your investments accordingly. RWA is pleased to be a member of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association
Our mission is to balance clients’ portfolios to reflect your moral compass. Our aspiration is to have them perform well in a rising market, with a high level of protection if indices fall.
We are open, straightforward and accountable in our dealings. Ruth lives locally and encounters clients every time she steps outside the door. That is accountability.
RWA is a small company but big on diversity and equality : a core value regarding both clients and staff. Always have been, always will.
Ruth was unspeakably proud to be a finalist in Investment Week magazine’s Women in Investment Awards 2019.
We fervently believe that charity starts at home, and in putting our money where our mouth is. We have combined the two. Our Ethics in Action programme sponsors local education and cultural initiatives.
By using our services, you will be making life brighter for children at St Matthias School in Wordsworth Road, refugees at Akwaaba social centre, children singing in Young Dissenters choir. Our most recent donation was £2,600 to St Matthias School for food vouchers for every pupil.
Panic around coronavirus is affecting markets worldwide. We are pleased to see the protective element we build into every one of our investments on your behalf is holding up well under the circumstances.
However, we do understand that you might find the situation worrying and suggest you get in touch if you wish to discuss your portfolio.
This is an exceptionally busy time but please be assured we will respond as soon as we can.
The finance industry is mostly working remotely so if you are planning or making investments, things are taking longer than usual to complete.
Make an appointment?
We are still welcoming new clients. Get in touch by clicking this link to our initial contact form. If we can help, we offer an initial 30-minute meeting free of charge. We may ask you to send over some details in advance of the meeting, which saves time and helps us focus advice.
Meetings will currently take place by phone or zoom.
We have just experienced the weirdest New Year ever, which included leaving the EU. We are yet to see the implications on our markets. We had plenty of notice so worked hard last year to rebalance our clients’ portfolios, as far as possible. It is really important that you review your pension, ISA and any other investments in the light of Brexit.
“Frankly, I’m in awe of what this team achieves – even more so through the COVID crisis. My world is a better place with RWA in it and not just financially.” LP Sept 2020
“Ruth Whitehead leads a wonderful team. They demystify the financial industry and their careful and detailed reading of markets is reassuring. Most impressively, RWA’s thorough and insightful approach has protected the value of my pension and investments through the current global crisis, for which I am very grateful. I think Ruth is a great community leader and I really appreciate RWA’s style!” WS, June 2020
“Ruth Whitehead Associates offers such a positive experience in these uncertain times. This comes from their experience and expertise in the field. Highly recommended!” AB, June 2020
“Thanks so much Ruth. It’s great to know the value of my portfolio has held up really well. Thanks as well to your team.” MS, June 2020
“Ruth Whitehead has totally demystified the workings of the stock market and investments. Her practice is to explain everything, including where and how your money is being invested. She is passionate about ethical investing. Amazingly, despite Brexit and COVID-19 Ruth has got me a consistently good return on my money for the last decade.” BB July 2020