Doug Walker CertPFS - DGS Chartered Financial Planners

Doug Walker CertPFS

About me

As part of the senior management certification regime at DGS Independent Financial Advisers Limited, I am a Director SMF3 and also hold the roles of Compliance Oversight SMF16, MLRO SMF17 and Insurance Mediation, together with day to day operations of the company and the implementation of new regulatory initiatives.


I joined the financial services industry in 1972 working for Prudential as a District Agent and after various promotions retired from Prudential in 1999. I co-founded DGS with my Business Partner and long term colleague Steve Piacenti, in 1999.

Myself and Steve Piacenti purchased HCR Independent Financial Advisers, an established IFA in Billericay Essex, as a Director in April 2018 and in January 2020 we set up DGS Employee Benefits Ltd with Simon Clews.

My qualifications

FPC – Financial Planning Certificate