Christopher Marriott, Founder & Chairman 

Christopher has been advising individuals and their families for over 30 years, firstly in the UK for 10 years and then in Switzerland from 2001. In 2003, Christopher established Blackden Financial and in 2009 became a founder member of FEIFA, the Federation of European Independent Financial Advisers. In addition, Christopher remains an active member of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce.

With extensive experience in all aspects of investment and financial planning, Christopher advises high net worth clients throughout Switzerland and Europe. And with Blackden’s independence being of paramount importance, his clients receive value for money that is second to none.

The security and flexibility of the investment structures available from Blackden are testament to the standard of advice offered – Christopher has built Blackden’s success by putting clients first at all times, with correspondingly positive outcomes for their wealth accumulation and protection.

Out of the office, Christopher enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time with his young grandson, and remains a passionate believer in the importance (and value) of financial education and financial planning.

Edward Mills, Chartered Financial Planner 

Edward has over 35 years’ experience in financial advisory services to private and corporate clients, having previously founded his own successful wealth management and employee benefits business in the UK.

As a Chartered Financial Planner since 2012, Edward uses his experience to advise clients across Switzerland and further afield, including incoming expatriates from the UK and elsewhere.

Edward’s expertise covers tax-efficient investments, pensions, investment management and the portability of financial solutions between international jurisdictions. He recognises that, for clients moving between countries, the flexibility to minimise financial disruption can be established well in advance of any repatriation or relocation.

In his spare time, Edward is a keen strategy board-gamer, wine tourer and enthusiast, and more recently has taken-up paddle-boarding on Lake Geneva. Arriving later in life to the joys of the lake, Edward plans to explore the marvellous mountain walks across Switzerland over the coming years.


We have a senior team of qualified advisors, highly experienced in financial planning and with decades of experience in broader commercial markets and sectors.


We consider that advising on your personal wealth is our personal responsibility. Our services are underpinned by a disciplined, rigorous approach, including Investment Risk Profiling and Lifetime Cash Flow Analysis, helping you to make well-informed long-term decisions.

Investing partners

We work with the main investment firms to provide the best solution for our clients.

As financial planners, we know our profession inside out, but we also know our limitations, and where we cannot help, such as for example with tax or legal advice, we have a broad network of other professionals to whom we can refer, mostly offering multilingual services including English, who can assist.

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