Michael Brooke

Financial Planner and Pensions Expert
Specialist areas:
Retirement options, pensions and taxation, financial planning.


Michael joined Clarion as a financial advisor in 1994. As well as comprehensive lifelong financial planning, he is a specialist in the pensions and retirement income markets.

Prior to joining Clarion Michael worked for insurance company Commercial Union in a variety of roles, latterly as regional pensions manager for the North West. Michael is one of the most knowledgeable pensions experts in the financial planning industry, and holds every pensions and retirement qualification available from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

When not arranging highly advantageous retirement plans for clients Michael is a keen tennis player and footballer whose achievements include coaching the Holmes Chapel Hurricanes under-13s, then under-14s, to back-to-back league and cup double wins.

He is also an avid quizzer, and appeared on the BBC2 show Eggheads in an episode that was screened in September 2014.

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