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Director - IFA-Asia Associates Ltd.                                                                                                              日本語で
At IFA-ASIA , we are committed to providing you with the most complete financial service possible.

Ricky Matthews Chartered MSCI, FPC, FAIQ(CII)

Director of Operations - IFA-ASIA Group

With over 28 years Sales, Marketing, Training and Management experience in financial services, he has a full and wide knowledge of the financial markets.

Ricky began his career as a Financial Adviser back in 1990 with Cooperative Insurance Society in London, UK. He has worked for some of the largest insurance and banking institutions in the UK in numerous sales and management positions. This including managing a successful sales team at Barclays.

Ricky qualified fully as an Independent Financial Advisor in 1995, having passed Financial Planning Certificate (FPC).

Ricky has also sat and passed the additional qualifications:

Certificate of Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMAP)

Financial Advisers International Qualification (FAIQ)
Integrity Matters - Pass "A" Grade

In 2004 Ricky arrived in Tokyo, Japan as an Independent Financial Adviser for a global IFA practice. During this period Ricky has developed an in depth knowledge and awareness of the Japanese expatriate market; and wider international financial markets, giving him a firm understanding of expatriates financial needs.
In May 2009 Ricky started IFA-ASIA with the aspiration to build a business based on providing quality advice and management services for wealthy expatriates throughout Asia. 
Ricky now resides in Penang, Malaysia with his young family.

Ricky is a Chartered member of the "Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment" (CISI), member of Society of Financial Advisers" (SOFA), "Chartered Insurance Institute" (CII).

A family man, Ricky's hobbies revolve around running and raising money for charities. He set up the runRICKYrun project in 2018 where he is running the 6 Abbots World Major Marathons within 12 months. In this process he is raising thousands for charity too. www.runRICKYrun.net for further info.

Ricky achieved "Chartered Member of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment"  status in May 2013 as further evidence of his professionalism and high standards.

Ricky is committed to helping his clients identify and reach their financial goals. He will personally study the best products the financial services industry has to offer and tailor the perfect plan for you.

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Articles written by Ricky Matthews:

August 2012:               Japan Today Insight Magazine Vol.1 Issue 2:           Article              Full Magazine
September 2012:         Japan Today Insight Magazine Vol.1 Issue 4:           Article              Full Magazine
October 2012:              Japan Today Insight Magazine Vol.1 Issue 12:         Article              Full Magazine
July 2014:                    Acquisition International - July 2014                          Article              Full Magazine