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Peter Hope

Financial Planner


Peter Hope joined the Acumen Financial Planning team in January 2023. Initially joining Bank of Scotland as a trainee in 1992, he has over 30 years of experience in banking and financial services.

Peter has developed his skills and experience over the years, focusing mainly on private clients and high-net-worth individuals across Aberdeen, the North East & Shetland. Most recently, and before joining Acumen Financial Planning, Peter specialised in providing financial planning advice with two national advisory companies.

In his spare time, Peter and his wife enjoy spending time with their two Chocolate Labradors, who, in his own words, take up much of their free time and income, leaving little time for anything else!

What do you like most about working at Acumen Financial Planning?

“No two days are the same as every client has such a varied & interesting background. Being able to help them protect, maintain and grow their wealth is a privilege that I enjoy.”

What has been your proudest career achievement to date?

“I’m always proud of myself when passing professional exams, but it’s far more satisfying to apply the skills learned directly with clients and receive thanks from them for making a difference in their lives.”

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“Measure twice, cut once. My father was a skilled joiner, and whilst I don’t have a single ounce of his talents, taking your time to calmly analyse a situation to get the right outcome first time is just as relevant in financial planning.”