Lydia is from Ottawa, Canada, and has been living in the UAE and advising expats for nearly three years.
She helps her clients put measures in place to control their spending while increasing their savings. She helps them visualize their short to long term personal (and business) goals and put a structure a plan towards achieving them.
Lydia started a community to help women successfully manage their personal finances and also holds monthly seminars for this purpose.
Prior to working in financial services, Lydia worked in business and project management in the Energy, IT, and NGO sectors.
Skills and expertise
- Bachelor of Arts Degree: Carleton University – Political Science and Law, concentration in International Relations
- Masters of Science Degree: University of Dundee – Energy Studies
- CISI International Introduction to Investment
- CISI Certificate in Wealth Management
- CISI UAE Financial Rules & Regulations
Lydia is married and loves traveling, reading, enjoying good food and planning events.
“The measure of a person’s greatness is the length their shadow casts on the future.” -unknown
Since working with Lydia Chinnery-Hesse and Holborn Assets, she has met and surpassed my expectations of working with financial advisers and given me back the confidence that there are good, sincere people with integrity in this market. Lydia has taken the time to really know me as a client which gives me every confidence that not just my financial goals are well understood but also my comfort level. Lydia regularly provides updates and always makes herself available to answer any questions or to explain options within my portfolio. Transitioning into Holborn Assets was the best move I could ever have made – thank you Lydia. And I look forward to the journey ahead…
Holborn Assets has proven to me to be a reliable investment advisor. I moved my Zurich Vista plan from Nexus to Holborn this year and I have not regretted it. Particularly, Lydia has been very helpful in answering all the questions I had with my plan which were neglected and poorly managed by my previous advisor. She patiently walked me through the pros and cons of the plan and reviewed my current standing. I would recommend Holborn as a company to anyone and particularly Lydia as my preferred advisor.
Lydia has been our adviser for almost 2 years and I highly recommend her. She is patient, kind, helpful, knowledgeable, punctual and responds to any queries immediately. A true professional in her field.