About Katie Ridland

Katie Ridland

FPFS, Chartered Financial Planner

Katie has been the Director of Ridland Wealth Management Ltd since 2008. Katie is passionate about providing her clients with peace of mind through clear fundamental strategies to create both financial and mental wellbeing.


Financial Background

Katie graduated from Aberdeen University and worked for two years in advertising, before succumbing to her genes and joining Bankers Trust (now State Street).

After six years in banking, which included a secondment to New York, she took the opportunity in 2000 to join her father’s practice with St. James's Place (formerly J. Rothschild Assurance). In early 2008 Forbes retired, and Katie bought his Practice, and her business is now a Senior Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management.

Chartered Financial Planner

Katie Ridland has been awarded the title Chartered Financial Planner by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

Chartered Status is the profession's gold standard for financial planners. It confirms that every Chartered Financial Planner has completed a suite of professional qualifications equivalent to a bachelor's degree. She continued her studies after Chartered and is also a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.

Chartered Status also involves a commitment to continuing professional development and adherence to an industry standard Code of Ethics.

Accredited Financial Education Specialist

Katie Ridland has been awarded the title Accredited Financial Education Specialist by St. James's Place Wealth Management. This means she can provide high-quality, money management workshops to young people, and can do so at no cost to the school.

To achieve this, Katie has completed online modules to support the delivery of financial education (FE) to young people; module topics included effective classroom management, safeguarding, and inclusion. She has also had experience delivering accredited resources to young people and has been professionally assessed as delivering these to a consistently high standard. Last year she delivered training to over 250 final year students and aims to reach 10,000 children by 2030.


Prestigious industry status recognises the value I place on my development and gives clients the confidence that they are supported by one of the UK’s leading wealth professionals.

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The Partner Practice is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website www.sjp.co.uk/products. The ‘St. James's Place Partnership’ and the titles ‘Partner’ and ‘Partner Practice’ are marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place representatives.

Ridland Wealth Management Limited is registered in Scotland, Number SC392605. Registered Office: Melville House, 18-22 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NS.