Robert Parker

Chief Executive Officer


Robert is the Chief Executive and a major shareholder of Holborn Assets Limited. He has had a distinguished career in the Financial Services Industry spanning over 30 years.

As Founder and CEO of Holborn Assets Limited, Robert hails from a fully-qualified background as a Financial Adviser in his own right.

Robert was Managing Director of an IFA/Accountancy practice in the UK prior to moving Offshore. He has been a member since 1983 of – and regular guest speaker for – the UK’s Life Insurance Association.

Straight out of school, Robert plunged into a demanding role as a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force for 6 years. He then moved into the (equally demanding) UK insurance industry.

Robert’s career then took him to the Board of Guardian Royal Exchange Financial Management Limited, where he was responsible for the national field force of 1200 staff.

Robert formed Holborn Assets in 1999 and from small beginnings in Dubai, the company has grown under his determined and ethical leadership to have a dynamic IFA presence in the UAE as well as offices across the globe.

Skills and expertise

    • Commissioned Royal Air Force – RAF College Henlow (1966-1967)
    • Robert has been a member of the UK’s Life Insurance Association (LIA) since 1983. He has been a regular speaker at LIA Regional events, as well as at the National Convention.
  • Robert is married to Pauline and has three children and four grandchildren. He used to be a champion swimmer and still swims laps when he can. Robert is an avid reader and likes to use his boundless energy to entertain his grandchildren.

    His favourite quote is:

    There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. 

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