Michael Hitchcock

Senior Associate - Employee Benefits


Michael is an Independent Financial Adviser with 24 years of experience. He advises mainly in the corporate market, on matters including Group Medical, Group Life, Disability, Income Protection, Key Man, Co-Shareholder and Partnership Insurance. He works very closely with other associates on employee counselling for corporate clients, covering areas of private planning.

Michael is an accomplished employee benefits practitioner specialising in healthcare and medical insurance in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. He offers extensive experience as a businessman and broker and a track record of maintaining healthy long-term relationships in business. Arriving in Dubai 10 years ago as an invitee to the Financial Services sector, Michael joined the Holborn Assets Employee Benefits Team four years after his arrival; the Team requires (and rewards!) all of his B2B and relationship management skills.

Health Insurance is now a legal requirement in the UAE, and Michael’s job is to make sure companies and their employees can benefit from seeing a doctor, going to the hospital and getting their medicines. Michael is licensed as an Intermediary (Medical Insurance Broker) by the Dubai Health Authority.

Skills and expertise

    • Financial planning certificate’s 1,2 and 3.
    • Mortgage Advice Qualification
  • Michael has been married for 40 years and has 2 children.

    In his spare time he travels back to the UK to spend time with friends and family. He also enjoys a good game of golf and listening to music.

    His favourite quote is:

    In this world noting can be certain, except death and Taxes.

    – Benjamin Franklin
  • “I’d just like to thank you for your time and professionalism looking after myself and my family. I feel my family is completely protected thanks to you sorting out my wife Azizah’s medical insurance and taking the time to guarantee that mine was still up to date despite unforeseen banking complications. It is rare to find such dedication in any industry or come across anyone whose customer service is 24/7 and doesn’t just disappear straight after receiving a paycheck. You and your team are a rare credit to your company and your industry. Thanks again.” – Dave C.