Partner Practice of
St. James's Place Wealth Management

Jim Hughes, Director

As the Practice Director of Premier Wealth Management, I have over 25 years of experience in financial services and have spent time working in multinational insurance companies in the UK.

Based in Belfast, its always been my aim to build a team of professional advisers who place service and integrity at the very core of what they deliver.

Outside of business, my time is largely taken up with my wife and 4 children. In my spare time I am a keen GAA supporter and youth coach having long since hung up my own boots!

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Brendan Wilson

After some time in banking, Brendan decided to move into the world of financial advice some 15 years ago. He has since developed a reputation among his clients for good, high integrity service delivered in a very personable way. Advising in all areas of financial planning, Brendan is well placed to look after all his clients needs.

In his spare time Brendan can be found fishing on the banks of the Moy river in Co. Mayo.

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Michael Rock, Practice Manager

Michael joined Premier some 5 years ago having spent a number of years working for some of the largest networks in the UK as an area training and compliance consultant. He is qualified to the highest level as a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, one of very few in N.Ireland, and is responsible for quality control and process management. Based in Belfast he also covers our Omagh and Antrim offices. He is a keen tri-athlete in his spare time and is also involved in his local GAA club.

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Fergus Donnelly

Fergus has over 20 years experience in financial services and has a reputation for developing strong, long term business relationships, built on trust and integrity. Specialising in the single premium investment and at post retirement market.

Fergus represented Ireland in basketball and currently coaches to pass his experience on.

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Kieran McCarney

After graduating from University of Ulster with a degree in Banking and Finance Kieran began his financial services career with Bank of Ireland before moving on to become a Paraplanner with a large firm of financial advisers. This allowed him to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a Financial Adviser in 2002.

Since then Kieran has always aimed to maintain a high level of knowledge and expertise and he enhanced this further by achieving Chartered Financial Planner status in 2014 following several years of study. He plans to complete his Fellowship in the coming years.

Kieran’s specialises in pensions, investments and tax planning but provides advice on all areas of financial planning. He has an excellent and trusting relationship with his clients, many of whom he has dealt with for several years.

Outside of work Kieran is married with two children and has a keen interest in all sports and keeping fit.

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Roy Liggett

Roy has been working in the Fermanagh and Tyrone area for some 20 years and has built a reputation for giving people sound financial advice in the protection, pension and investment areas. With strong ties in the community, he relaxes by fishing from his boat in the beautiful Lough Erne.

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Clement Kernaghan

Clement works in the mortgage and protection market and with his many years of experience continues to provide sound high quality financial advice to his clients.

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Maxine Wardlow

Maxine specialises in the mortgage market which has thankfully seen an upturn after a few difficult years here locally. She has a wide range of contracts across house buying and selling and is ideally placed to help her client through what can be a particularly stressful time.

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Simone Hull

Simone has an in depth knowledge of the mortgage market, specialising in the buy to let area and is also our equity release* expert. Her professionalism is evidenced by her results in the many referrals she receives from satisfied clients. Based out of our Belfast office, she has clients across the UK, which shows the high regard she is held. Simone is also active in the personal and business protection market.

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Chris Waugh

Chris has over 30 years experience as a Financial Adviser with UK Banks and Insurance Companies, mainly providing advice in the areas of Investment Planning and Protection, but also giving guidance on Pension and Inheritance Tax Planning. His aim has been to provide customers with an excellent level of service built on trust and giving sound advice with clarity and integrity.

In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his family and friends; he previously played amateur football on a regular basis and now enjoys watching most sports played well, reading and being involved in Church life.

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