Philip Dragoumis

Director, Independent Financial Planner

About Philip

After my third child was born, my outlook on life shifted. I’d spent 20 years working on the City trading floors, waking up at the crack of dawn to be at my desk by 6:30 every morning. Frankly, I was burnt out. My wife was fed up. My kids hardly knew who I was. There had to be more to life than this grind.

One August evening, as I gazed over the breathtaking caldera in Santorini (aka Thera), where my family has its roots, I had a moment of clarity. I wanted to run my own business, on my own terms, working with people I could genuinely help and actually liked. I wanted to build lasting, meaningful relationships with clients, not just churn out deals and transactions. I wanted to make a real difference to people’s lives.

And that’s how Thera Wealth Management came to be.

We are fiercely independent and passionate—bordering on obsessive—about helping our clients cross the financial finish line. We cut through the industry’s bullshit to give clear, honest advice.

Sure, we handle pensions, investments, tax planning, mortgages, and protection. But these are just the tools we use.

The real reward comes when I tell a client they can finally retire or cut back on work if they want to. Showing them they can spend more time with their kids, travel the world, take up a new hobby, or simply enjoy life on their own terms.

This is why we do what we do.

 

 

Philip in the spotlight

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?

My three young children – Mark, Marianna and Adrianna – keep me occupied most of the time. But I also love to go to rock concerts, musicals and I’m a keen scuba diver. I’m also an amateur electric guitar player and armchair-Arsenal fan.

Are there any personal achievements you are proud of?

I managed to survive all the grades of the white-water rapids under the Victoria Falls – possibly the most harrowing experience of my life!

What’s your favourite part of the world?

Santorini, Greece, otherwise known as Thera – my wife’s home. But also, London!

What one thing is guaranteed to make your day better?

A client saying how much I have helped them – there is no better feeling in the world.

What do you most enjoy helping clients with?

I love running through cashflow plans and helping clients to visualise their financial future.

Get to know us

We are a dedicated team, working hard to help our clients reach their goals and aspirations through considered financial planning. Meet the rest of the team here.

Philip Dragoumis

Director, Independent Financial Planner

Paraskevi Dimitrokali

Director, Practice Manager

What our clients say

Philip provided a comprehensive life plan, along with advice in specific areas we requested. He also helped to consolidate and reinvest our pensions and savings. His service has been clear and professional.

Laura

Philip has really sorted out my anxiety about my finances, advising me on sensible, ethical investments that fit with my requirements. He's experienced, calm, kind and really takes care to emphasise that he's in this for the long term. He is always around to reassess priorities and to react to changing circumstances. Philip really cares about the peace of mind, wellbeing, and – of course – financial returns of his clients.

Charlotte

Philip encouraged me to think about my big financial goals . He created a financial plan for my life and advised me on how to protect the plan.

Hannah

Philip helped me make my investments ethical when I realised that was something I really wanted. He has given me shrewd investment advice, but also encouraged me to enjoy my money. He helped me enormously through my divorce, from filling in the financial disclosure documents to organising a vital loan for me to help me pay the lump sum and keep my house. He's been absolutely brilliant, always going above and beyond.

Joshua

We feel like we're in safe hands and have made the right decisions with Philip's guidance.

Bernard

Philip has helped us to come up with a financial plan to retire earlier than originally planned.

Andrew

I had never been interested in financial planning before, nor had I ever had much in the way of capital that needed looking after. Philip was rigorous and helpful throughout, and very good at explaining things that I had never needed to think about before.

Matthew

Philip helped me to get my thoughts in order, looked at my current pensions, investments, assets and commitments and mapped our very clearly how best, in financial terms, to prepare for the years ahead. He even made me realise I could retire a number of years earlier if I wanted too and that the financial plans I had in my head for the next 10 years or so didn't really make financial sense and proposed a much better plan for my current investments. Turns out I'm not as smart as I thought I was.

Keith

Philip has given valuable advice on pensions, financial planning and above all reassurance.

Ian

From our first meeting, Philip gave me the impression that he was the person I could trust with the management of my affairs. He is knowledgeable and analytic, he listens, he understands, he explains and acts according to what the client wishes.

Tonia

Philip took great care to understand our personal circumstances, and our joint hopes for the future. He cut through the complexities of financial planning and made very practical recommendations which we have agreed to implement.

Stephen

Reviews and Ratings for Financial adviser Philip Dragoumis, London

Read what our clients have written about us on VouchedFor, the UK’s leading customer review site for financial planners, solicitors, accountants and mortgage advisers.

Thera is a FTAdviser’s Top 100 Financial Adviser

We're delighted that ValidPath has again been recognised in the FTAdviser’s Top 100 Financial Adviser list for 2023. Thera Wealth Management as a member of the ValidPath network is proud that this achievement recognises our commitment to providing best-practice and independent financial advice for our clients.

0207 205 4400 info@therawealth.co.uk
45 Albemarle Street,
3rd Floor,
Mayfair,
London,
W1S 4JL

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