Richard Hanna

Senior Associate


Richard started his career in engineering, moving from project management to Financial Services, he owned an IFA Brokerage in the UK, providing specialist services to high net worth individuals with a particular focus on estate planning and company set-up.

Attracted to the offshore market, Richard moved overseas in 2000 working across the Middle East including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

He has worked in the Financial Services industry since 1980 and is a qualified UK adviser who has obtained the three papers of the Chartered Insurance Institutes Financial Planning Certificates.

Richard is resident in the UAE and is recognised for his legal proficiency, which he couples with an analytical mind and creative thinking. Clients, in particular, those with NHS or UK company pensions benefit from a unique approach to their pension planning and investment opportunities.

Skills and expertise

    • CISI, IFA, Dubai QROPS
    • Bsc, MICE, CII Cert PFS, Construction & Finance, University of Brighton
  • In his spare time, Richard enjoys reading and going for long walks, as well as working out at the gym.


  • “Always Professional and response to emails is very prompt. Highly recommend Holborn Assets.” – Mr. McF.

Latest blog articles

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