Daniel Frampton FPFS

Daniel Frampton FPFS
Daniel Frampton FPFS
Independent Financial Adviser - Fellow of the Personal Finance Society

I formally joined Acumen Financial Partnership Ltd full time in September 2018, yet I have been around the company my whole life. I grew up around Acumen and its ethos as Angela Maher, Acumen’s Founder and Managing Director is my mum.

I was given the opportunity to enrol on the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Aspire apprenticeship programme which was designed to take me from start to fully qualified adviser within a 24-month period. I grabbed the opportunity with both hands and ran with it, completing my initial Diploma in just 16 months.

My enthusiasm and hard work didn’t go un-noticed and in 2020 I was awarded the Lancashire Business View Sub36 Apprentice of the Year award. This was an incredible honour and a great step in the right direction.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the team kept working throughout the various lock-downs – none of us were furloughed. I continued to work 40 hours a week within the business but on top of that used the additional free time to rapidly build my further qualifications.

Following on from the completion of my Diploma in Personal Financial Services – my focus was to complete my Chartership, Advanced Diploma and Fellowship. I set the target of completing one exam a month until I reached the coveted Fellowship status.

My true passion in the industry is the investment side of things – therefore I decided to focus on this aspect of financial planning when selecting my speciality. I successfully passed the additional 12 exams required for the FPFS in as many months. This included the 4 Bachelor Level qualifications which focused on Investment Planning, Financial Planning, Retirement Income Planning and Senior Management.

I have now completed the qualifications required for my Chartership and I am proud to now call myself a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.
“Find a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life” – well, everybody needs their downtime and I spend mine with my long-term partner India and our stunning yellow Labrador, Sadie. We all love walking, swimming and running – most of all Sadie!