George Kinder, life planning pioneer and founder of the Kinder Institute of Life Planning, came to two important realizations a while ago: European countries were embracing his approach to financial planning, and he was spending up to three months a year in London promoting the movement.

In a little more than a week, Kinder will relocate to London to establish an office and focus on expanding operations nationally and throughout the continent. London is the U.K.’s financial center, which allows independent advisors to thrive, Kinder said. Independent advisors pass through the city at least once a month to meet with clients, investment product providers and discount brokerages, which the British refer to as platforms.

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