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Holborn Assets picks up three prestigious awards

Holborn Assets sweeps the board, picking up three honours at the International Investment Awards. The annual event which recognises exceptional talent in financial services was held at Gibson Hall in the heart of London.


The Big Interview - The Advisers: Riyad Adamou, Holborn Assets


As one of the Dubai’s biggest players Holborn Assets is firmly commited to the Middle Eastern marketplace despite the ongoing challenges of changing regulation

With the pound and UK property prices falling, is now the perfect time to buy?

With low variable rates, loan-to-values (LTVs) up to 75 per cent and the pound weakening there has not been a more accessible time to move into the UK property investment market.

Holborn Assets expands in Asia with new office in Vietnam

Vietnam Location
Holborn Assets, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory firms today announced that it is expanding its Asian footprint with a new office in Vietnam’s commercial capital of Ho Chi Minh.

Holborn Assets expands with new 15-strong Cyprus office

Holborn Cyprus

Dubai-headquartered financial advisory group Holborn Assets has announced the opening of its latest international office in Cyprus, with a team of 15 professionals, including 10 wealth managers, International Investment can reveal.

Holborn Assets appoints CEO and VP in Hong Kong

Holborn Assets has announced the double appointment of a CEO and Vice President to lead its Hong Kong operation.

Jason Conlin, who has been with the firms since it was established in the city earlier this year, has been promoted to take on the role of CEO, while Greg Miller, formerly of Capstone, will take up the position of VP.


Steven Downey, Senior Associate at Holborn Assets on the cheapest stock markets to invest in around the world

In the National, Steven Downey, chartered financial analyst candidate at Holborn Assets, says that seeking out markets with low valuations, known as value investing, can prove profitable over the longer run.

Investors need to be patient as it can take between five to ten years for an under performing market to prove its worth

Jo Phillips Holborn's Mortgage Manager on Dubai Property Investment Opportunities

Joanne PhillipsJoanne Phillips, the general manager of the Mortgage Division at Holborn Assets, said an oversupply of units, lower rents and a dip in values have contributed to a major reshaping of the property landscape.

“Old predictions of ‘continuous growth’ have been replaced with more grounded ideas of what is achievable as the sector continues to mature beyond the ‘bubble’ that enveloped it prior to the 2008 financial crisis,” remarked Phillips.

Stefan Terry, Holborn Assets discusses how investors can stay calm in a volatile market.

Stefan Terry, Holborn AssetsHolborn Assets, the Dubai-based financial advisory firm, has revealed how investors can best protect their investment portfolio during the current period of volatility and uncertainty.

Stefan Terry (pictured), senior partner at Holborn Assets, believes that a robust and diversified investment portfolio invested in a range of geographic locations and industry sectors as well as being spread across the major asset classes – equities, bonds, commodities, and property – allows clients to reap the benefits during periods of growth such as 2017, while also mitigates against the risks caused by uncertainty and downturns.


Holborn opens new office in Johannesburg


The new Holborn Assets office in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city is led by Lourens Reichert. He and his team will focus on providing specialist financial planning strategies and solutions to high net worth South African residents – expats and nationals – who hold assets overseas or who invest internationally.

They will also use their expertise to assist companies in efficiently managing their international operations and advise on corporate structures.

Holborn reports strong end of year growth.

 Holborn Assets, the Dubai-based financial services company, has reported a strong 2017 with the company showing a 57% increase in revenues and assets under management (AUM) surpassing $1bn.

Recently released figures show income from fees increased by 20% with more than 5,000 new clients acquired throughout the year thanks to a successful strategy targeting new business.

The annual results topped off a progressive year for the firm, which also saw it recruit more than 90 new members of staff, taking its number of employees worldwide to more than 430. This included significant strengthening at board level with the additions of chief commercial officer Riyad Adamou and UK managing director Scott Balsdon.

Last year Holborn invested $15 million to consolidate this growth with a wide range of initiatives in client satisfaction,technology and customer service as well as opening new offices in Kuala Lumpar and Hong Kong.

Holborn opens HK office following acquisition of Globaleye HK

Holborn Assets, the Dubai-based international financial advisory firm, has announced its acquisition of Globaleye Hong Kong as part of its expansion drive into Asia, International Investment can exclusively reveal.


Globaleye exits Hong Kong, sells out to Holborn

Holborn Assets has acquired Globaleye Hong Kong, in a move that sees the Dubai-headquartered advice firm exit the special administrative region.

The chief executive of Globaleye Hong Kong, Edward Harris, has joined Holborn and brought with him his five-strong team of financial advisers and support staff.

Harris has been chief executive of Globaleye for four years and is the third former board member to join Holborn Assets in less than a year, following the appointment of Riyad Adamou as chief commercial officer in March 2017 and Scott Balsdon as the UK managing director in April 2017.

Holborn Assets in Malaysia Push - October 2017

UAE-based international advice company Holborn Assets has entered the Malaysia market with the acquisition of Kuala Lumpur-based Greenwood Private Wealth Management.

Greenwood, which will adopt full Holborn branding, is licensed by the Labuan Financial Services Authority.

The advice and insurance brokerage firm provides services to high-net- worth private clients and corporations in Malaysia. It was originally a franchise of UK-headquartered Alexander Beard Group but underwent a management buyout in 2009.

Holborn Assets Gets FCA Green Light to Resume its UK Business - September 2017

Holborn Assets has been given the green light from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to resume operations in the UK.

International Investment can reveal that the Dubai-based financial advisory firm, which has an office in Manchester, will recommence work immediately as a UK-regulated independent financial adviser.

Alongside about 60 other financial companies – including Selectapension and deVere’s UK business, to name a few – the UK arm of Holborn Assets temporarily halted operations in the country, while it worked with the FCA to agree to a new process by which it conducted its defined benefit pension transfer business.

Holborn Assets Embarks on Fundraising Rally for Refugee Children - September 2017

Holborn Assets, a leading financial services organisation, has joined forces with Emirates Red Crescent in an effort to provide a wide range of school supplies for Syrian and Yemeni refugee children.

Over the first week of September, Holborn Assets has been sourcing and funding hundreds of notepads, pens, pencils, art kits, calculators, school bags and more to provide children in Dubai, and those currently living within refugee settlements, with a range of academic equipment.

Holborn Assets has joined the initiative started by Dubai-based Venkatraman Krishnamoorthy of Tamil Nadu, India, who collected a record-breaking 10,000+ kg of stationery for refugee children around the world.

Holborn Assets Appoints Riyad Adamou as Chief Commercial Officer - August 2017

Holborn Assets, the leading wealth management group, has announced it is expanding its executive team with the appointment of Riyad Adamou as Chief Commercial Officer.

Based at the company’s Dubai headquarters, Adamou will take a leading role in Holborn’s global operations and will work closely with Chief Operations Officer, Simon Parker. Adamou’s experience and successful strategic record has secured him an additional position on the firm’s executive board where he will advise on all aspects of the business.

Ex-Globaleye MD Balsdon Joins Dubai-based Holborn Assets in New Role - April 2017

Scott Balsdon, who left the Dubai-based Globaleye advisory business earlier this year after 4.5 years as its managing director, has joined another well-known Dubai firm, Holborn Assets, as a non-executive director.