Chris entered financial journalism on leaving university and after a spell with the FT went freelance in 1973. He spent ten years writing for national newspapers and wrote four books on personal finance and investment. In 1982, he launched What Investment magazine and developed a set of financial titles over the following five years. After a period as a marketing consultant, he joined an IFA firm in 1995. In 2011 he left to set up FiveWays with four other advisers in 2012, where he chairs the investment committee. The firm now has seven advisers and ￡140 million under advice for 800 clients. Chris also edits a monthly investment newsletter, The IRS Report.