Partner Practice of
St. James's Place Wealth Management

Pedro Bonillo-Farias DipPFS Cert CII (DM)

Based in North Somerset, I provide wealth management advice to clients in the South West of England and Wales and often nationally.

Prior to joining St. James's Place Wealth Management, I spent 11-years working in High Street Financial Institutions. During this time I helped hundreds of clients to grow their wealth, protect it from tax and achieve their financial goals. I can truly say I have found my vocation in Financial Planning.

My main priorities are always that you are extremely satisfied with my service and that you understand the advice I will give you.

Fundamentally I see my approach as one of problem-solving for the client. As a result, you can expect to receive the most comprehensive and appropriate advice at all times. Advice that considered all the complexities of your individual situation.

Being able to reflect upon a client’s financial journey and know that I have had a role in enabling them to feel happy that they have achieved their goals sooner than expected. Or, helped them to make a dream come true - usually, one which was considered by them originally as ‘a bonus’ or ‘out of reach’. Or, often, giving clients peace of mind by helping to create a better situation for their children, is something very special, and something that I always strive towards.

I am committed to ensuring that my industry knowledge remains relevant and up to date by placing a strong emphasis on my personal development, This, along with the pride and dedication that I put on developing genuine personal relationships with my clients, ensures that am I able offer a reliable source of ongoing advice for you, for your family or for your business.

Outside of my business, I am a husband and a father of three wonderful children. I am also a keen cyclist.

Charity is also important to me and I regularly participate in sponsored sports events to raise money for different charities.

The value of an investment with St. James's Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected, and the value can, therefore, go down as well as up. You may get back less than the amount invested.

The levels and bases of taxation and reliefs from taxation can change at any time and are dependent upon individual circumstances.

Richard Tarr FPFS, BA (Hons), Cert CII(MP), Cert CII(DM), EFP, Chartered Financial Planner

As a Chartered Financial Planner, I have satisfied rigorous criteria relating to professional qualifications and ethical good Practice. It means you can be confident that you are dealing with one of the UK’s leading advisers that is wholly committed to providing you with the best possible advice, service and support.

In addition, I have also achieved the prestigious ‘Fellowship’ status from the Chartered Insurance Institute meaning that I have attained the highest level of qualification available from this professional body which is dedicated to raising professional standards and building public trust in the financial planning profession.

I have worked within UK financial services since 1998, starting off at Royal & Sun Alliance as a Technical Consultant and then moving to Santander in 2001 and embarking upon a successful career as a regulated Financial Adviser serving the needs of clients within the North Somerset and Bristol area.

In 2019 I was invited by Pedro Bonillo-Farias to join PBF Wealth Management Ltd, part of St. James’s Place Wealth Management. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to join a successful local business, supported by St. James’s Place, that’s able to offer full financial planning advice accompanied by top quality service to clients who want help to achieve their financial aspirations and goals.

As a leading industry professional, I understand the importance of developing ‘trusted’ relationships with my clients and providing valuable on-going support via regular reviews to ensure delivery of successful outcomes and this will always be the cornerstone of my business approach.

Many of my clients have been happy to refer me to their friends and family so that they can also benefit from my help and advice, which is something that gives me immense professional pride and satisfaction.

The areas of Financial Planning that I can provide advice:

  • Portfolio Management / Investing Money
  • Trust & Estate Planning
  • Pensions & Pension Annuities
  • Employee Benefits, Health & Life Assurance
  • Mortgages

Supporting the local business community is something that I am passionate about and will often be found at local business or charity events focusing upon the people and interests in our local area.

This is in addition to supporting the St. James's Place Charitable Foundation which is committed to raising money for worthwhile charities and causes in the UK.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

The value of an investment with St. James's Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected, and the value can, therefore, go down as well as up. You may get back less than the amount invested.

The levels and bases of taxation and reliefs from taxation can change at any time and are dependent upon individual circumstances.

Trusts are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Rachel Groves DipFA, Practice Manager

I started working within the UK financial services in 2010, starting at Nationwide Building Society as a Host, Personal Banking Manager and Customer Services Manager. After a number of years spent in these roles I decided to embark on gaining a qualification recognised within the industry, the Diploma in Financial Advice.

After gaining the DipFA qualification I joined Pedro Bonillo-Farias at PBF Wealth Management, St. James's Place in September 2017. Shortly after joining as a Support Specialist I was thrilled to be accepted onto the St. James's Place Paraplanning Academy. After a year’s training and successful completion of the academy I am proud to call myself a St. James's Place Qualified Paraplanner. This has meant an increase in both industry and specific St. James's Place knowledge which is instrumental in my current role and means that I understand all aspects of how we help our clients.

I have spent a number of years in management roles and have extensive experience within the area of customer service. As a Practice Manager this means I am fully committed to ensuring that our clients receive the very best service and support at all times and I am very proud to say that our team strives to exceed expectations with every one of our client interactions.

Minna Johnson

I joined PBF Wealth Management in January 2019 and have known Pedro for about 8 years and it is a pleasure to be part of his team. All of my working life has been customer facing and I pride myself on my customer service and putting the needs of clients first. My ethos is to treat people how I would like to be treated. I have built lasting relationships with clients and earned their trust so that they seek me out for further help and guidance. I have spent the last 12 years in the banking industry working for a reputable Building Society and before that in fashion retail management. I am very thorough, punctual and honest, I pay attention to detail in my role and feel that I play a big part in smooth running of the office for the practice and all clients

Outside of work I am a married with 2 grown up children and 2 cats! I am a very social and bubbly person, but I also enjoy keeping busy in the garden, dressmaking and reading.