Cat: CFM News
13 Jun

Congratulations Mark Brookman!

Congratulations to Mark Brookman on passing his final CII exam to become a Chartered Financial Planner. 

The Board is delighted that Mark has been rewarded for his hard work in securing this prestigious qualification.

Cat: CFM News
31 May

Forged in stars

This decorative and symbolic female Rhino has been painted using the stone and decoration found in and on Exeter Cathedral. She has been named Cath.


Metal, stone and life, forged in stars; all precious on this small planet.

The Cathedral is an iconic building. We must ensure we preserve it for generations to come. The preservation of the Rhino is also paramount and ‘Cath’ reflects the correlation of the two through the stone, the gold leaf and the Rhinoceros as a symbol for life on a very special planet.

Cathedral Financial Management are a gold sponsorship of the 2016 Great Big Rhino Project. A project which brings over 40 life-size Rhinos to the streets of Exeter and the English Riviera this summer, from Saturday 30th July to Sunday 9th October and forms a mass exhibition of free public art, whilst raising awareness and funds to help this Critically Endangered species.e

The CFM Rhino will be sited in Southernhay.

Steve Dooley – Rhino artist.

Cat: CFM News
31 May

Rhino at large

Painting a rhino is a big challenge. For some, it’s just too big. Artist Stephen Dooley was approached to paint a full-size rhino for Paignton Zoo’s Great Big Rhino Project by Ronnie Halden of Bigwave Media, the marketing agency for Cathedral Financial Management, who are sponsoring this rhino called ‘Cath’.

The Great Big Rhino Project is putting a dazzling free public art trail of 40 life-size painted rhinos around the streets, parks and open spaces of Exeter and the English Riviera this summer. The spectacle is raising awareness and funds to help Critically Endangered wild rhinos.

Painting large is definitely Chagford-based Stephen’s forte. He’s painted room-sized murals and trompe l’oeil walls for pop stars, big businesses and millionaires including entrepreneur Peter de Savery, businessman and politician Lord Ashcroft and singer Jay Kay of Jamiroquai.

After an initial meeting with Ronnie who explained his concept and a subsequent visit to the cathedral left Steve’s imagination filled with sculptures, books and manuscripts; to him, the ancient stone suited the animal’s skin and weight. “I’ve painted in a trompe l’oeil method usually reserved for walls with one viewing point. It’s tricky making it work on a multi-faceted sculpture of an animal, but I have always enjoyed a challenge. I did not want to do a brightly coloured one as that has been done so well on so many others!”

The thing that marks Stephen out as an artist is his versatility. “Design, illustration, large oils, murals, sculpture and computer generated images - I couldn’t do the same thing every day, my imagination is too active. I have always made a very good living from my work, for which I am very thankful!”

Remarkably, Stephen has never been involved in a public art project before, spending his time mostly on private commissions. “It’s great that the public will be able to pat it!”

His ability to paint and draw comes directly from studying wildlife as a boy. “I drew to explore the world, not to create art. I never had art lessons at school, I simply drew anything natural out of a fascination with the natural world.

“On my website there’s a large painting of the head of a rhino - this was done after visiting Paignton Zoo twenty years ago with my then four-year-old daughter. Animals and their misfortune in sharing a small planet with the species known as man has always been at the forefront of my thoughts.”

He attended Chester Art College, gained a top honours Degree from Liverpool Art College in 1976 in Graphic Design then added a post graduate qualification in the Psychology of Perception from Liverpool University the following year.

Stephen’s paintings have been commissioned by London galleries, interior designers and private clients. His work can be found in collections around the world. His murals adorn the walls of castles, chateaux and stately homes.

The Great Big Rhinos will come alive on Saturday 30th July 2016. Money raised will be channeled through Save the Rhino International. Rhinos have been around for 40 million years. There are five species: black, white, greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran. All of these are threatened with extinction – three are Critically Endangered as defined by the IUCN (World Conservation Union). This means that they will not survive without massive and urgent action.

Cat: CFM News
08 Apr

Hoax Emails

Cathedral Financial Management Ltd has recently been targeted by criminals misrepresenting themselves as employees of our firm. We have recently been contacted by French citizens who have been the victim of a scam linking CFM Ltd with a company known as Success Bank. This company is listed on the AMF website as being part of a scam and any contact involving them should be ignored.

If you have been the victim of such a scam you need to contact the regulatory authority in your own country. CFM Ltd have no knowledge of Success Bank and any individual claiming to be an employee of CFM Ltd is fraudulently doing so. The hoax emails are using the CFM Ltd address with a different telephone number to our own.

CFM Ltd will never "cold call" or send you an unsolicited email. If you receive such an unsolicited email from anyone claiming to be an employee of CFM Ltd, please bring this to our attention by forwarding it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

It is with much regret that the public has been targeted in this manner by criminals cloning our company details from our website.