AES International, a UK-based provider of financial advice to expats across the Middle East, has received corporate chartered financial planner status from the UK Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
AES, which recently opened an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has become the first independent investment advisory firm to offer fully chartered services to expats in the Middle East region.
The company intends to have 75% of its advisers holding Chartered Financial Planner status by 2017.
According to AES, merely 5% of UK firms have qualified for the profession’s 'Gold Standard'
AES International CEO Sam Instone said: “We believe that international investors deserve better and we are committed to providing them with a flexible and transparent service.”
AES International managing director of the Middle East branch Rory Gilbert said: “We have always believed that international investors require assurances that their hard-earned cash is well managed in safe hands; we are delighted to have received the highest level recognition from the UK CII, which we believe provides customers with further evidence of our integrity and excellent capabilities.”