About Holborn Assets

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In July 2000 Holborn Assets Limited purchased Finexco (Middle East) Ltd from Old Mutual International, a FTSE 100 company.

Finexco had a trading history in the Middle East stretching back to 1982.

Today the company is recognised as being the Premier Financial Services Company in the United Arab Emirates operating within strict in house regulatory parameters.

All Holborn advisers have qualifications that would allow them to operate in their own home countries, in the case of our UK advisers this is level FPC1 to 3 (CF 1 to CF 5) of the Chartered Insurance Institute. The company is now undergoing a major review in line with the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) in the UK with the aim of staying in line with UK qualifications standards.

The Company Today

The company has one of the most experienced Management teams in the offshore market, led by Chief Executive, Robert Parker who was commissioned in the Royal Air Force and has been in the Financial Services market for over 30 years and has operated at Board Level since 1989.

The company's Chairman, Philip Parker, gained a law degree at Christ's College Cambridge and has had a distinguished career holding several Director, CEO and Chairman Positions with UK listed companies and continues to serve on a number of Boards. He also is the Deputy Governor of Bath Spa University UK.

Director, Simon Parker was schooled at Repton then gained his economics degree at The London School of Economics before working with Morgan Stanley in both their Hong Kong and London offices. When not occupied with Holborn he runs the leading sales and marketing training company in the Middle East – The Institute of Sales and Marketing

Continuity of service for clients is a vital part of any International Financial Advisory company and this has been soundly provided since 1987 with continuous service from the companies Office Manager, Rubina Khan.

Holborn operates directly through its own qualified team of Holborn Assets Advisers and through Joint Ventures in countries where there are legal requirements requiring local partners.

The Holborn Group is a rapidly expanding group of businesses whose focus is on the growth, protection and preservation of individual's financial assets.

Based in Dubai we are now one of the largest Independent Financial Advisory Service companies operating in the GCC.

Since the company was formed in 2000 we have established a reputation for service and integrity, which few can match. Our advisors are well qualified and bring to the table the best technical knowledge available. In a market that is largely unregulated we comply with the highest standards of the UK regularity environment and ensure our clients are provided with the advice that meets their unique and specific needs.

We work with individuals and corporates to provide clients with up to date and accurate advice. We aim to retain our clients in long-term relationships, the strength of which is shown in our testimonials and our continued growth through referrals.

Future Strategy

Holborn Assets Limited is focused on expansion primarily in The United Arab Emirates operating from a modern 12,500 sq ft. Head Office in the centre of new Dubai. From this office the company can service the whole of the Middle East North Africa market (MENA) and the Sub Continent – all within an approximate two-hour flight from Dubai International Airport.

The three-year strategic plan is to grow the International Advisory arm to 60 qualified advisers from within the United Arab Emirates.