Scott Balsdon

Management Consultant

About

Through his consultancy services Scott brings with him over 14 years experience in the financial services industry. He started offshore in 2003 working as an adviser based out of Holland – where he was extremely successful with his approachable manner and ability to explain complex financial situations in the simplest of terms. His service-focused approach to working with clients has always ensured that he receives positive testimonials and feedback from all that work with him.

In 2008 Scott moved into a management role in Dubai, where his success continued and he received several promotions over the years that followed, finally resulting in him being Managing Director with responsibility for 12 offices globally spanning from Asia to Europe. Now residing in the UK but working internationally he brings this experience to Holborn, working with the existing Board of Directors to further develop the successful business they have built since 1999 and ensure Holborn is the financial services group of choice.

During his time in Dubai, Scott also established a corporate social responsibility program in Malawi. His first trip to the country was in 2012 and inspired the program which started in 2013. A local school was chosen for the project and the program helped with infrastructure improvements allowing better access to the school, a daily feeding program for the children and teachers plus the development of several new buildings which included a kitchen, library and two classrooms.

Skills and expertise

    • BA Hons and CII

     

  • Scott is married to wife Sally and has two daughters who live in Cornwall. He enjoys spending weekends with them at the beach or visiting National Trust establishments. Scott is keen on a wide array of sports from squash, tennis, motorsports and is a regular at the gym. As part of his active lifestyle, he tries to have at least one snowboarding holiday a year with the family.

    His favourite quote is:

    A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts 

    – Richard Branson
  • Amar Meher
    Counsel at Latham & Watkins

    “Scott is an outstanding financial advisor and is among the pre-eminent financial advisors in this region. He has a unique ability to couple his astute financial acumen with a very personable and client driven focus. An absolute pleasure to deal with and highly recommended for one’s financial needs.”

    Philip Penrose
    Director, UK & International Sales at MitonOptimal Multi-Asset Management

    “I’ve worked with Scott in a professional capacity since late 2008. In that time his career has developed significantly and deservedly so. He is unequivocal in his efforts to prioritise his clients’ needs. He’s also notable for being such a genuinely nice bloke for someone who is so driven. Scott strikes me as someone who doesn’t cut corners.”

Latest blog articles

Why women must save more for retirement

Women are simply not saving enough for retirement, writes Women’s Finance Writer Vicky… Read More

By Julian Thompson . 4th December 2018

Financial planning for Christmas

With millions of Brits and expats expected to fall into debt this Christmas,… Read More

By Julian Thompson . 27th November 2018