George Emsden

George Emsden

Principal, The CancerIFA Ltd


I talk to people about money in general and cancer in particular. A banker by training, I recently retired from Financial Services after 20 years.

The Positive Side of Cancer

2007 saw me diagnosed with throat cancer which I have written up in grisly detail in 10 blogs starting here

This led me to set up Cancer IFA where this case history gives you an idea of how it works and which led to a moving testimonial



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Jim Tuffin

"I would like to recommend George to anyone who has cancer or a serious illness and needs to look at way to provide for the future, especially when their illness might be terminal. Like myself, George has experienced cancer and knows the issues that cancer victims face and the worry it brings regarding the future for them and their families. George is an IFA who specialises in giving advice under these circumstances and offers help and encouragement to all who are affected by these serious illnesses."

Sotiris Zafeiris

"George is just fantastic...warm and a soul full of light...was a pleasure meeting u George..."

Zahir shamsery

"My pleasure to be connected with you. It is an honor for me. Hope to develop close and friendly relation. Regards, Zahir shamsery "

Dinesh Jani

"George i am realy happy to read yr profile details and approach best wishes Dinesh k jani"


"Dear George, You are a person of the highest integrity and full of enthusiasm. Even we are so far away, but only at one click away, I'm sincerely glad to be connected. It is my great honor to be a friend of yours. You have a good profile which promises big things in the future. I rated you "Good" because liked you impressive profile, but if you're so kind please look at mine and put a testimonial for me also if I deserve one. The life is too beautiful and short to stay alone and not take the benefit of human connections. The world is too large and with a lot of opportunities for everybody, but unfortunately only few people can see the hidden "diamonds" from the sand. You have developed a great network very enthusiastically & proactively. Keep up the good work. Hopefully we will be able to assist one another in some way. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Looking into a log and both part benefit relation, and keep in touch. Best wishes for you and your family from Romania, Your true friend, Ioan Clotea "

Syed Shabbir

"Hi George, Thanks for your interest and accepting my invitation. I would be happy to connected with your network. have a great time :) Regards, Syed Shabbir CAT Technologies Ltd"

Jennifer Bloom

"I'm pleased to count George as one of my contacts here on Ecademy. Changing Lives, Jennifer "

Debbie Dreyer

"I am blessed to be connected with George. He is a great example of a real business man with much knowledge and motivation. It is a pleasure meeting you George. Debbie"

Torsten Kinzelt

"George is a well connected business man and a great networker. I am happy to be part of Georges`network. Do network with George. Torsten Kinzelt"

Russell Weetch

"I met George for the first time today and he is very personable and very knowledgeable. It was an enjoyable and time well spent. I look forward to many more meetings with George."

Nigel Whittaker

"George is an IFA I immediately felt comfortable talking to and believe me I talk to many I don't! I look forward to getting to know him better both personally and professionally. A must to connect with"

Alison Bourne

"I have only recently met George online though Ecademy but already feel he is a trusted friend and advisor. I look forward to working with George in the future."

Jean Liggett

"I originally met George via Business Referral Exchange (BRX) Bond Street. We had a one to one and George helped me so much not only around my business, but also my health. He shared about the cancer, his upbringing, doing his A level in English, and his hopes and his dreams. We exchanged idea on wholistic medicine too. I am very impressed with what he does -- money doctor, financial planner, and would recommend him without any hesitation. He is a caring person with lots of integrity and expertise. "

jet rotmans

"from the beginning you have been a great support to find my way on ecademy the way you spoke and wrote about your cancer with honesty have impressed me you always improved my english your blogs are very balanced and rich of information and very nice to read warm regards jet "

Anu Sharma

"George is very helpful. You must connect with this warm and welcoming gentleman."

Sean McCloskey

"George has a great understanding of the financial issues affecting us. If you have any financial problems I would urge you to speak to George He is sincere, friendly and a credit to Ecademy. "

Kantor Michael Poths

"Hello George, thank You for keeping in touch. It's great to be connected with You as a helpful person. kind regards Michael"

KP Schleinitz

"We had a great meeting and his input was profound and very valuable. Highly recommended. Thanks, Erich! KP"

Thomas Power

"Quite simply a wonderful man. Charming, polite, sincere, aware and sensitive. Highly recommended. "

Guy Thompson

"I much enjoyed meeting George (a near neighbout of mine in Tabernacle Street EC2) and we found many areas of mutual interest. His business knowledge and connections in and out of Ecademy are impressive. Already he has mentioned my name to a couple of his contacts, who I could maybe help. I will certainly consider him as an IFA. Guy Thompsopn"

Gavin Hirst

"George Emsden is a member of BRE Bond Street. My role in that group is to take care of referrals and to summarise each weeks meeting. This week it was George's turn to expand on his business (a chance we all get about once every 4-6 months). Here is how I summarised what George had to say as an IFA "George "I've got a Blog and I'm not afraid to use it" Emsden regaled us with tales of why we need to cover ourselves for the not so nice things (health wise), that can occur when you are self employed. All joking aside, George dealt with the kinds of things that people really don't want to think about and he does it with wonderful responsibility and integrity." I hope this gives you a sense of who George is and what he might be able to do for you. Kind regards, Gavin Hirst "

Rhidian Jones

"George Emsden is someone I'm proud to call my friend. He is helpful, generous and always interesting to talk to. When I speak to George I learn lots of things I didn't know. Professionally he avoids the beaten track and knows all about useful financial products that don't often receive publicity. If you run a small business he's definately worth talking to and if you do anything that's slightly different (like flying, gliding etc.) he's worth having a chat to as he knows specialist products available for such people. Personally George is a very nice guy. After the last Ecademy tower (so gone midnight!) I had a very bad limp and the person helping me to get around London was George Emsden. He's nice, he's selfless, he has that rarest of rare things - a blog that is worth reading!!, and he's a great networker. I thoroughly recommend that you connect with George Emsden."

David Guzmán

"George is a genuine man, a "good chap". He is sincere about helping others and there is a side to him you MUST get to know. The side that loves "Salsa" music and dancing and goes on cross country safaris through the jungles and mountains of southeast Asia!"

Niall Fairhead

"I had a very good meeting with George who is a very knowledgeable and helpful man. We had a long and useful discussion on the question of the new proposals for SIPPS at "A Day". Two months later he is giving me very useful introductions!"

John Nixson

"Met George at the Beermat event on 9.1.2006 - a really motivated networker who looks for opportunities to be of assistance - made an introduction for me. Good to know you George"


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