Finsbury Associates collected three titles at the annual international awards cementing their position as the Best Adviser Firm in the Middle East Region.

Dubai, UAE: Finsbury Associates was named the ‘Best Adviser Firm in the Middle East’ at the International Adviser Best Practice Adviser Awards 2022 in partnership with Morningstar Wealth Platform.

The Dubai-based wealth management firm won a total of three honours, continuing its seven-year winning streak at the one of the adviser industry’s most prestigious awards:

  •   Best Adviser Firm in the Middle East
  •   Excellence in Business Strategy
  •   Excellence in Professional Development

 This recognition rounds off an incredibly successful year for Finsbury Associates. The awards committee deliberated on various criteria, and applauded Finsbury Associates on these achievements:

  •   A robust service proposition for clients
  •   A business model based on a clear plan for growth
  •   Earning respect across the region by fulfilling a need for pioneering, forward-thinking ideas
  •   Safeguarding client interests and the integrity of the industry with compliance- and regulation-first ideas
  •   An earnest emphasis on continuous development and education among its advisers and larger team, making it a requisite for progression within the company
  •   A strong foundation of ethical values

 The company has always aimed to be a forerunner for change in the industry in this region, and these awards cement their purpose and vision.

Finsbury Associates, a part of Blue Sky Thinking Group, boasts a team of advisers with a minimum level 4 qualification in Financial Services, and are specialists in helping both citizens and expats find the best opportunities in international finance. These include financial planning, investment, insurance, estate management, inheritance, pensions, property and more.

In 2022, they successfully launched Finsbury Wealth into the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), under the gold standard of financial regulation in the UAE, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). This addition to their portfolio significantly expands their footprint in the region, enabling increased service capabilities and a wider range of product offerings.

“We are grateful for this recognition and consider these awards a validation of our efforts to pioneer a new approach to wealth management in the UAE,” said Hannah Greenwood, Senior Executive Officer of Finsbury Wealth. “Despite the challenges of the last year, I am proud of what our team has accomplished, both for our clients and stakeholders. I’m looking forward to scaling even greater heights and continuing to set the standard for wealth management in the region in 2023.”

“Finsbury Associates has always aimed to be a pioneering wealth management firm in the region, and it’s great to see them achieve their goals year after year,” said Danielle Suchley, Group CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Sky Thinking Group. “Congratulations to the Finsbury team for this well-deserved achievement,” she added.

“The winning entry had a strong proposition and is well respected within the region. With a detailed plan for growth, our winner has shown how it is trying to be a pioneer in the forward-thinking attitudes needed in the UAE advice market, underpinned by strong ethical values,” were the judges’ observations on Finsbury Associates.

The International Adviser Best Practice Awards Middle East 2022 in partnership with Morningstar Wealth Platform was the seventh edition of the annual awards. They aim to recognise firms that put best practice at the heart of everything they do for their clients in five regions across the world – the Middle East, South Africa, East Asia, UK and Europe.