Who we are
Justin Bunker and Alex Riley met in 1995 whilst working together at a financial product provider in London.
At the time, truly independent financial advice was still not as common as the purchase of financial products from provider sales forces, although the balance was changing and Justin and Alex agreed that offering trustworthy, unrestricted, reliable, unbiased financial advice with a focus on great client outcomes was the ultimate aim.
In 1997 Justin and Alex left their positions and with some initial support, an independent advisory company was established, which later came to be known as Bunker Riley Financial Planning.
Our status as regulated financial advisers can be viewed at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/home.do using our FCA number 628553
Justin Bunker DipPFS, Certs CII (MP & ER)
Director & Adviser
I am passionate about building professional client relationships and providing first class financial solutions to meet our client’s needs and objectives, and I pride myself on helping my clients to the best of my ability.
Having studied business and economics I transitioned to Financial Services and with over 25 years experience I have grown as an adviser and am a Principal of the firm. I am a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Personal Finance Society and I advise clients across all of our services but specialise in “at retirement” planning. I also act as our dedicated Pension Transfer Specialist and possess the in-depth knowledge and practical skills needed to advise on Safeguarded Benefits, an increasingly important part of the advice process following the Government’s recent pension reforms. Greater freedom and choice for retirees and tighter controls around who needs to seek advice mean that pension related advice is more relevant than ever.
Away from the office, I am a happily married, busy father of four and in my spare time I actively participate in all aspects of my home life and help coach at my children’s rugby, tennis and hockey clubs. As a family, we embrace a healthy active outdoor lifestyle and enjoy travelling.
Alexandre Riley BA (Hons), DipPFS, Cert CII (MP)
Director & Adviser
I joined the financial industry in 1995 after completing a Financial Economics degree and quickly realised that selling a company’s financial products was not for me. Providing reliable, client driven financial advice from within a recognised profession was of crucial importance and my move in 1997 to an independent financial planning role was a natural choice.
I’ve been here ever since and today I provide advice across a broad range of our services, however, I particularly enjoy helping those with investment objectives and their associated planning complications. I hold an advanced level investment planning examination from the Chartered Insurance Institute and am a member of the Personal Finance Society. I take great satisfaction from helping our clients become more knowledgeable investors, meeting their life and investment goals by avoiding common investor mistakes.
Away from the office, I’m an active married father of two, a runner with marathon completions in New York and Berlin, fixed gear cyclist, amateur photographer (providing shots for this website), cook, jazz enthusiast, reader, writer, financial tweeter, and general optimist. Quoted in the New York Times money pages and contributor to consumer investment website Morningstar.co.uk.