Gianpaolo Mantini

Founding Partner & Chartered Financial Planner

At work

Gianpaolo (‘Gp’ to most) has worked in financial services since 2001. He joined the sister accountancy firm in 2005; building the Financial Planning business from scratch, developing his knowledge and achieving exemplary client outcomes in the process.

With a logical and practical mindset, honed whilst undertaking a Civil Engineering & Architecture degree from Leeds University, Gp’s advice is a judicious mixture of objective analysis and creativity.

Gp became a Chartered Financial Planner in 2008; an accreditation only secured through extensive examination and commitment to professional development. He’s passionate about improving his knowledge and continuing to grow his long-standing family of clients.

He specialises in providing strategic, reality-focused advice to successful executives, professionals, business owners and people whose accumulated assets would benefit from long-term planning.

View Gianpaolo's qualifications In the press

At home

Outside work, Gp spends much of his spare time (“what spare time?”) with his wife Aoife and their two children, Ailbe and Illaria.

His various roles keep him busy, from Parish Councillor to mini rugby coach (as well as his children’s taxi driver). When he has the time, he loves to cook, taking inspiration from the Mediterranean and Asia.

In the spotlight

What do you enjoy most about your job?

“To me, it’s not really ‘just a job’. I’d definitely struggle to step back from client interaction. I’m very curious by nature; I’m interested in learning about people and their backstories, what drives them, what would they like to change. I like to be in a position to challenge assumptions, including my own, and this often helps with the problem-solving aspects inherent within the role.”

What’s important to you?

“Family – trite but true. Oh, and winning the shove-a-penny at the annual school football fundraiser!”

What are your three core values?

“Integrity, open-mindedness and accountability.”

What our clients say

This company has provided me with expert financial advice and support. Without them, I wouldn't enjoy the happy retirement I am now experiencing. I may also say that the whole process has been - dare I say it – fun!

Mandy, Cannes

A client since 2005

We have been extremely satisfied with the advice we have received from Higgins Fairbairn and would thoroughly recommend them.

Steve, Ascot

A client since 2006

A very sound business who knows what they are talking about and deliver advice succinctly with knowledge.

Dr A., Pinner

A client since 2003

Higgins Fairbairn really takes the time to understand our financial goals, put together a clear strategy while anticipating future requirements and reliably look after the whole process. All this in a knowledgeable and friendly manner.

Nikki, High Wycombe

A client since 2012

Gp has been very helpful in reviewing our finances and making great recommendations on investments and other financial matters. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Mrs D, St Albans

A client since 2015

Higgins Fairbairn have been providing a quality service to me for many years. In all those years, I’ve never felt or needed to look elsewhere.

Robert, Stourbridge

A client since 2006

We have been with Higgins Fairbairn for over 30 years, during which our lives and circumstances have required professional financial advice which took account of our particular needs and wishes. This was always provided in a friendly, supportive and empathetic manner, which we have much appreciated and come to depend on. It has been a great benefit to have a company like Higgins Fairbairn, who are accessible and reliable, to look after many vital aspects of our affairs.

Mrs and Mrs F, London

Clients since 2006

My wife had very complicated pension arrangements which were sorted out with doggedness, patience and skill.

Arthur, London

A client since 2007

Decisions about retiring early were made easier after consultation with Mr Mantini. He answered all questions in a straightforward manner and inspired confidence in his knowledge of options available to me.

Ms A, London

A client since 2015

As a retired person, I appreciate the advice Higgins Fairbairn give me which fills me with confidence for the future and leaves me relaxed about my financial affairs.

Mr P, Barnet

A client since 2007

Higgins Fairbairn offers a personal and informed service to its clients in an environment of confidentiality and tailoring to the needs of the individual. Staff know their brief and execute it well.

Jane, London

A client since 2010

We have always found that Gp and his team have given us an excellent service and have gone to great lengths to understand our personal circumstances and needs.

Mr O, London

A client since 2008

Over the last 25 years, the Higgins Fairbairn team have always been there for me. They are outstanding in their knowledge and helpfulness.

Sue, London

A client since 2005