If you are interested in investing your money in the Stock Market, it is a sensible idea to seek expert stockbroking services before making any investment decisions. An adviser will be able to help you to develop a strategy, and build up an investment portfolio of companies to meet your investment aims. Of course, your first consideration should be your attitude to risk. If you are relying on the growth of your investments to fund your retirement, you may be perhaps more averse to risk than if your Stock Market investments were only one of your revenue streams.
It is also useful to invest in companies in a field where you have some degree of knowledge or at least interest, as this way you will be able to make more informed decisions about your investments. This is by no means a prerequisite however, and you may feel comfortable being advised on which fields to invest in. When choosing between stockbroking services, it is essential that you only look at firms and independent advisers that are regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), as this is the only way that you can guarantee that your adviser will meet the required level of service, certification and training.