About Francis Klonowski BA, FIFP, CFP


Francis is a Certified Financial Planner, and sole proprietor of Klonowski & Co.

His career in financial services began in 1988 as a Consultant with Legal & General [1998-1991]. In April 1991 he became an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) with BLM Christopher Lee in Leeds, before setting up his own fee-based financial practice on 1st February 1996.

Francis Klonowski trades as Klonowski & Co, an appointed representative of Access Wealth Management, Station House, Wylam, Northumberland, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.



1992 : MLIA(dip)

1993 - 1994 : Advanced Financial Planning Certificate (set by the Chartered Insurance Institute)

1996 : Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

1997 : Fellow of the Institute of Financial Planning (FIFP)

FIFP is the highest qualification available : Francis is one of only 75 Financial Planners in the UK who currently hold this distinction.



Chairman of the Life Insurance Association's Yorkshire Region 1992 and 1994

Chairman of LIA's Regional Conference 1991-1995

1995-97 : Institute of Financial Planning's [IFP's] National Council - Chairman of the annual conference

1996-2004 : Chairman of the IFP's Leeds Branch



1994 Member of Winning Team : IFP Team Challenge


1997 Winner - Income in Retirement ; Runner-up - Executive Pension Planning

1998 Winner - Income in Retirement

1999 Overall Financial Planner of the Year

2001 Winner of two categories : Personal Protection ; Critical Illness Planning

2002 Winner of two categories : Investment Trust Planning ; Personal Protection Planning

2003 Winner : Inheritance Tax Planner Of The Year ; Runner-up - Personal Protection

2004 Overall Financial Planner of the Year

2005 Winner - Investing For Children ; Runner-up - Planning For Retirement

2006 Winner of two catergories : Investing For Children ; Winner - Multi Manager Investing ; Runner-up : Personal Protection

2007 Winner - Inheritance Tax ; Runner-up - Investment Trusts Planning

2008 Runner-up of two categories : Income Drawdown ; Runner-up - Multi Manager Investing

2010 Winner - Multi-Manager Investment

2011 Winner of two categories : Investment Trusts ; Multi Manager Investment

2012 Runner-up - Investment Trusts

2013 Runner-up - Index Tracker

2014 Winner - Investment Trusts

2015 Winner of two categories : Enhanced Annuites ; Enhanced Trading Funds (ETF) 


1998 Runner-up - Income in Retirement

1999 Runner-up - Personal Insurance ; Personal Financial Planning ; Business Assurance

2000 Runner-up - Business Assurance and Income in Retirement

2001 Overall IFA of the Year

2002 Winner Personal Financial Planning ; Income In Retirement ; Runner-up - Investment Planning ; Estate Planning

Francis is one of only two people to have won the Financial Planner of the Year title twice [1999 and 2004]. He is also the only person to have won both overall Financial Planner of the Year and overall IFA of the Year


Regular contributor to Moneywise magazine (including Ask The Professionals panel), national newspapers including the Financial Times, and BBC Radio Leeds  


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