ISG PUT ME BACK IN THE BLACK
Peter 15 Oct 2010
”When I came to ISG and Jason Hurst, my Zurich Vista policy was worth half of what I had invested. The funds that I had invested in were losing value and hence I was losing money. I got Jason’s number from Zurich International and I contacted him about what he can do to help me turn around my policy and help me make money on my investments. From the first phone call I had with Jason, I got nothing but professionalism from Jason; everything from his prompt communications with the customers to accommodating the customers’ needs to make them feel at ease. I have been with ISG for a little over a year now and my Zurich policy is worth more than the money I have placed in the funds. Jason accommodated my needs including get monthly evaluations from Zurich and that help me keep track of my investments and change the composition of my investment whenever needed. All in all, I am very satisfied with Jason Hurst and ISG and I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone looking to invest some of their hard-earned cash and watch their money grow.”
SERVICING MY HANSARD SAVING PLAN
James 12 Sep 2010
”I have been part of the Universal Retirement plan with Hansard for about eight years, and once it had initially been set up, I pretty much did not pay any attention to what was happening to it for five years or so. During that time a lot of the initial funds I was investing in were not giving much growth or had ceased to grow at all. Despite this, no one from the initial company I had set the scheme up with had bothered to contact me about reviewing my funds or generally how my scheme was progressing.
Jason Hurst and ISG were recommended to me by a friend, and he met with me to discuss my plan fairly promptly after I first mailed. Jason made immediate recommendations about which funds I should cease to invest in, and which funds to invest in from this point on. The explanations were very clear and easy enough for someone like me who has no economics background and very little knowledge of how stocks and the market work to understand. Jason very simply explained what documents I needed to sign, and then took care of the transfers for me. It was all very painless. Thanks to his advice, my plan is heading in a much better direction, and I can visibly see the funds growing, whereas before they were stagnating.
What has most impressed me about Jason and ISG is that he regularly keeps in contact with his clients, either through meeting them directly to give a rundown on how your plan is going, or through regular emails, highlighting major moves in the market, and good investment opportunities. He also regularly recommends new schemes that he thinks might suit your financial situation, which is really helpful. Another great thing about ISG is that you can log in to their home page anytime and view for yourself regular statements from (in my case) Hansard.
I have known Jason now for just over two years, and I have found him to be very friendly, knowledgeable without being overbearing, prompt in replying to enquiries, and most importantly, trustworthy. I am very comfortable with my Hansard plans being in his hands, and recently under his advice have just started a life insurance scheme through Hansard.”
SERVICING FOR MY ZURICH SAVINGS PLAN
Marco 10 Sep 2010
“I have been a Zurich saving plan account holder for quite some years and to be honest there was a time I did not feel happy about it. This was mainly because of the agent handling my account. In the tough turmoil years of 2008/2009 where I really needed a helping hand with my portfolio I did not receive any substantial support from him. Instead of saving money I was loosing money. So I was very happy when ISG Japan offered me to take care of my Zurich account and to turn it into something I can consider right now to be a good investment into the future. Thumbs up. The guys did a great job!”
SERVICING FOR MY ZURICH SAVINGS PLAN
Adam 15 Sep 2010
“Since switching the management of my Zurich fund over to ISG, I have found that my money is working much better for me.”
SERVICING FOR MY GENEALI SAVINGS PLAN
Sven 14 Sep 2010
“From several investments that I have made in the past few years, the Generali Vision proved as one of the best and especially it went through the Lehman Shock as if nothing ever happened. This was surely to a large amount thanks to Jason Hurst from ISG, who I was luckily introduced to by a friend when not only the same plan was down about 15%, but I also was really unhappy with the way my former advisor treated my investment and my concerns. Jason has always been there for me from the beginning on, changed my investments in a way that it has now turned into a 15% plus and is still giving me excellent service with fast communication, clear response to my concerns and personal meetings whenever I wish. This makes me feel safe and in good hands.”
SERVICING FOR MY ZURICH SAVINGS PLAN
Jason 10 Oct 2010
“ I’m writing this testimony to express my appreciation to Jason Hurst, a financial planner with International Solution Group (ISG). In 2005, I started a Zurich savings plan with a Tokyo based financial planner, to fund my retirement. In early 2010, after 5 fruitless years I changed financial planners and decided to use Jason Hurst. Although I have only been using ISG since early 2010 I am more than satisfied with not only the direction my investments are heading in but also the level of service offered by Jason Hurst.
The 5 years spent with the former financial planner were an extremely frustrating and disappointing period, both financially and mentally. During this period irrespective of market performance my investments never changed. Despite having under performing stocks and communicating my unhappiness a number of times I was always sent a variation of “these stocks are well placed for the future, I recommend you hold them”. Never was I advised as to my investment options or the reasons why I should keep the stocks. I was left with the feeling that given I was a small investor my portfolio wasn’t of real concern. My frustration caused me to suspend my contributions for over 1 year and if it weren’t for the termination penalty clause I would have cashed out the policy.
In early 2010 a friend of mine recommended I contact Jason Hurst and after talking to him I decided to change financial planners. It was definitely the correct decision as Jason has provided me with efficient, reliable, first rate service. Unlike previously, Jason has always asked as to my financial goals and then explained the investment options, a practice that has let me make informed decisions. Also, taking advantage of the weak US dollar he has shown me how to get more value from my plan. I’ve also been pleased with ISG’s customer focus, a focus that ensures there is regular contact and an offering of information and services to the customer.
I understand that financial planning isn’t an exact science but I have confidence that Jason is not only actively trying to get the best return for me but is available to provide advice and information when needed. Due to these reasons I have no hesitation in recommending Jason Hurst as a financial planner.”