Who we are

Leaders in the financial services industry with more than 40 years of experience and presence in the financial markets.

This experience helps GPI to understand what is important for every client – we have built a rich history of caring for clients and their families

Our global strength is your advantage

as @01.09.2019
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Message from the CEO

GPI Europe’s mission statement is to bring trustworthy advice to all clients given by diligent, highly trained and competent consultants.

Our strategic intent and focused aim is to deliver a reliable, regular and expert service to our clients. This ensures that their financial plans are constantly being reviewed to meet changing market conditions and their own personal circumstances.

As I write this message on lockdown in Spain, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that nobody can predict the future. None of us would have believed that this situation would have happened several weeks ago.

One thing is very clear – having savings, health & life protection, flexible investment vehicles and active management is essential.

DON’T PROCRASTINATE WITH YOUR PLANS.

My advice is never to do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is a thief of time.
Charles Dickens

Things may come to those that wait, but only the things left by those that hustle.
Abraham Lincoln

30 of March 2020

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About George Petch

George Petch is the owner and CEO of GPI Europe, a company dedicated to serving the needs of its clients. With experience of running the international company for over 29 years, George brought considerable understanding to GPI Europe, a company dedicated to serve the financial needs of E.U. membership countries. This experience developed GPI Europe into a unique financial advisory business committed to bringing diligent quality advice to the discerning investor.

Before founding the international company, George spent 14 years in the UK financial services industry. He gained a deep insight into the needs of the prospective investor and essential importance of satisfying those needs with first class service, individually tailored financial strategies, and a focused personalised approach to each investor.

Our core values & promises

Putting people first

Before we make any suggestions towards a solution for an individuals circumstances, we consider what benefits it will provide to that person. We have often witnessed how wrong suggestions may dramatically affect people’s lives. Delivering to our clients a robust service which brings them the financial security and success they desire is central to GPI’s DNA.
Our philosophy is to treat people in the same way we would like them to treat us.

Working with integrity

We adhere to uncompromising ethical and legal standards. This extends to our day-to-day business conduct, employee policies and commitment to social responsibility.

We embrace change

Innovation has always been a part of the GPI ethos. Our team helps to shape the modern financial industry.
We are driven to continually challenge the status quo and anticipate our customers’ changing needs with new ideas, new global oportunities and new expectations.

Pursuit of excellence

Excellence doesn’t mean being perfect; it means using our abilities and opportunities to their fullest. A focus on excellence means we take time, work hard and think carefully about every project or activity. Excellence lets us take pride in our accomplishments. We are guided by a vision or an idea, and we do our best to make it a reality.

We listen

Actually, we learn to listen.
There is a stereotype in the sales industry that a successful businesman speaks a lot. GPI strongy disagree with this as we believe that good healthy business relations can be built, when we listen to the people we meet. There is a reason why we have two ears and onе mouth.

What our clients say of us

 

Any company’s level of expertise, trustworthiness or popularity can be easily checked when it comes to proven cases…
We have stockpiled hundreds of successful consulting occasions throughout the 29 years of history the company has been in the industry.
See below a few of them

I originally sought financial advice on saving money on a month by month basis. Unlike many financial advisors who were simply interested in large lump sum investments, the Company were very helpful in creating a savings program that suited my requirements.

Ten years later, thanks to the Company, I built up a nice savings “nest egg” which I had no hesitation in asking the Company to manage on my behalf.

I have been particularly impressed with the degree of personal service offered by the Company, the realistic indications of the investment potential, no wild promises, but sensible predictions, and the degree of choice offered to me. The Company does not forget that it is your money and you have full control over what happens to it. ​

 

Robert Missen
Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Transport
European Commission Brussels, Belgium

GPI were managing my portfolio with Generali which was a ten year saving plan. GPI has been an effective intermediary between myself and Generali, in providing advice and explanation each time I needed as well as helping me, greatly, with all administrative steps. ​ They have managed effectively the funds through the turmoil of 2008 and performed quite well until the maturity of my plan.

I liked the timely, personalised and attentive guidance which I rarely receive as a small investor and I will definitively will continue to rely on them for my further financial investments.

Having met personally George and part of his team , I can confirm that the family oriented values of the Company and the genuine relationships they establish with the clients which fully complement their competence and their commitment to client satisfaction. ​

 

 

Paola Bucciarelli
Policy Officer, DG Connect
European Commission Brussels, Belgium

I was introduced to George and his team a good few years back. At the time, I had one particular investment, which was under-performing to say the least. The Company took over this investment for me and quite quickly, they assessed the fund and helped me take actions, which have improved its performance.

Since that time, I have expanded more of my portfolio to George and his team. I find them to be professional, reliable and very responsive. Whenever I need help or advice the team at the Company, acknowledge almost immediately with a comprehensive reply.

What gives me most comfort is receiving pro-active advice and suggestions to alter my portfolio, usually resulting in a positive impact on my investments. I find the investor reports useful, proving that the Company are on top of things which is always encouraging. ​

 

 

Cathal Lyons
Former Managing Partner of Operations & CFO for Ernst Young in CIS
Executive board member in Companies in Russia, Thailand and Netherlands

I met George and my first impression was good as he had a very professional manner both in his initial call and our meetings after then.

This was very reassuring as I was nervous about the whole subject of pension transfers because of the “ bad press “ and recommendations to be on the alert for scammers.

GPI Europe and their team including Mithril Asset Management, the investment advisers, always show a keen knowledge of the investments and a deep understanding of the investment markets and yet explained in simple words.
I am happy with our relationship and look forward to many years of service and advice. ​

 

 

Mr Graham Lunn
Dalton, North Yorkshire

I have been investing with George Petch International and now with GPI Europe for more than 14 years and I am pleased with the relationship. I am happy with the way they communicate to me and the speed of their response. I know that they are committed to my situation and give to me the full service I expect. ​

 

 

Chiharu Inoue
Research Scientist, PhD, Unilever
Rotterdam, Netherlands

I’ve been very pleased with George and his team at GPI as my financial advisers. They are available seemingly day and night and no question is too small for them to respond to.

They have been very attentive and I’ve been happy with the diligence with which they have followed up on some of the issues with my investment plans over the years. ​

 

 

Neil Robinson
Policy Officer

Cyber Defence at NATO

I would just like to say that this company is like a breath of fresh air . I had two private pensions which where actually doing nothing and also a Merchant Navy pension which has been from 30 years back. I really did not know what to do but, through a friend, I was recommended to get in touch with GPI.

Well, what can I say, I spoke to Olga, one of the directors, who was so calm and professional and gave me great service. She alerted me to all my pension options and furnished me with all the information which enabled me to make my decision how to proceed.
From that position I really gained trust into this company and it took a lot of my immediate concerns away, after I decided what to do, from day one, they set everything into motion.
Six months down the line all my pension funds have been transferred into a really good investment scheme which is already accumulating superb interest and this has now completely taken all my worries away .

So helpful over live chat for updates and ideas, which I have never experienced before, Olga introduced me to their investment team who guide me to my best investment options.
All I can say is, a superb service, and we speak on a weekly basis; it is like a big family business and they make you a part of it .

I have already made between 7-9% on the investments the investment team suggested me, my last pension companies, Aviva and Aegon, I was actually paying them for little or no return!
Superb and highly recommended — I can not thank them enough, great team and company! ​

 

 

Paul Harrison
Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK

GPI were managing my portfolio with Generali which was a ten year saving plan. GPI has been an effective intermediary between myself and Generali, in providing advice and explanation each time I needed as well as helping me, greatly, with all administrative steps. ​ They have managed effectively the funds through the turmoil of 2008 and performed quite well until the maturity of my plan.

I liked the timely, personalised and attentive guidance which I rarely receive as a small investor and I will definitively will continue to rely on them for my further financial investments.

Having met personally George and part of his team , I can confirm that the family oriented values of the Company and the genuine relationships they establish with the clients which fully complement their competence and their commitment to client satisfaction. ​

 

 

Paola Bucciarelli
Policy Officer, DG Connect
European Commission Brussels, Belgium

George and his team were introduced to me more by a colleague more than 20 years ago. During that time, the advice they gave me was centred around my changing financial situation leading to retirement.

I was, and still am, very impressed with the level of professionalism, the regular follow-up contacts which have included discussions via Skype when deemed necessary and, the personal touch. George Petch, himself, has a very hands-on approach which is very re-assuring and his associates are of the highest calibre.

They took over a relatively small portfolio which, quite frankly, was in the doldrums and have turned it around despite the vagaries of the financial markets in recent years. I just sit back and wait for their advice which, I think, indicates the level of confidence I have in them. ​

 

 

 

K.M.Patricia O’Connor
Retired
EU Official Lurgan. N. Ireland

Our people

GPI was always very selective with choosing the people who will
present our company and provide service to our clients.
We are pleased to introduce you to our team

George Petch

Managing Director

Danielle Petch

Head of administration

Bryan Wawman

Executive consultant

Matthew Dent

Executive consultant

Ashleigh Cherry

Executive Consultant

Katarina Klačanská

Professional guarantor

Zuzana Boreham

Marketing & Communications

Casey Petch

Consultant

Lyndsay Cowans

Senior consultant

Marc Toomey

Consultant

Adriana Oravcova

Admin & Finance Executive

Olga Prytula

Director des.

Trish Wawman

Senior consultant

Darin Brownlee-Jones

Executive consultant

Steve Cowans

Executive consultant

Amy Hall

Consultant

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Our community

We believe that every voice is valued and needs to be listened to and heard.

 

FAMILY CARE

We are totally understanding of our team’s personal circumstances and genuinely attentive to their needs.

EQUALITY

We treat all our team equally and generously support their changing needs.

TRAININGS AND DEVELOPMENT

We support our team’s desire to self-education and develop offering help with study expenses. In addition, we regularly hold internal training, meetings and education classes.

ACCESS TO SERVICES

Our employees can use our services at a discounted rate and lower investment levels.

 

CELEBRATIONS

We like to work hard and have a fun together, we celebrate each other’s success & special occasions.

Flexible hours

We can find a right time solution for you. It is in everyone’s interest to work effectively and efficiently inside time available.

Please join us!

If you’re a passionate worker and think you have what it takes, drop us your resume

Our history

 

GPI Europe was established to answer the investment needs of people living within the European Community.

GPI Europe is regulated in the E.U. with its licence held in Bratislava in the Slovak Republic. Through passporting, the company is active throughout the European Community. Utilising the experience of the international company, GPI Europe’s objective is to satisfy the aims and goals of its investors inside the body of regulation. Europe has seen the increase of much needed, regulation throughout all member states. This includes anti-money laundering (AML) regulations and directives for investor protection. More recently we have seen the implementation of the data protection directives.

All this adds to the importance of clients and investors feeling more protected and confident that their investments are monitored correctly and frequently. This is all good news and the way business should have been conducted for many years prior to these compliance introductions. Unfortunately we have seen some incidents, over the years, where investors have suffered from “bad advice” or at least advice with a vested interest of the financial institution.

GPI Europe has not, does not and will not operate in this way. We are committed to have long lasting relationships with happy and satisfied clients. Investment planning is a journey towards specific goals and GPI Europe is convinced these goals can be achieved with their help.

Prudent investment planning is essential in this day and age, having both realistic and focused dimensions to the investment plan is equally essential.

GPI Europe will help you achieve this goal.

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