We are pleased to announce that GWM has been granted authorisation by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) to provide financial advice to expatriates and nationals within Qatar.
As the first UK and FSA regulated Financial Advisory practice to be authorised in Qatar, we are excited to be expanding into the globally respected financial district of Doha.
HRH Prince Andrew recognised the launch personally during a function attended by David Howell Chief Executive of Guardian Wealth Management Qatar LLC on Tuesday 27th October 09.
“We are delighted to be authorised by the QFCRA” says David Howell, Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Wealth Management Qatar LLC “It has been a long journey from the initial notion to the receipt of our authorisation and we have greatly appreciated the tremendous support given from both the QFCRA and the QFCA. For our efforts to be recognised by His Royal Highness Prince Andrew and the British Ambassador is testament to the importance of our achievement. We look forward to developing a successful financial advisory business which will contribute positively to clients in Qatar and to Qatar as a whole.”
John Hawkins, The British Ambassador in Qatar, added “Trade and investment between the UK and Qatar is up again this year and we continue to see a steady flow of UK companies keen to build partnerships here and do business. The services sector is an area of particular strength in the UK with a number of companies setting up in Qatar and the QFC over the last year. I am delighted to see Guardian Wealth Management join their ranks”
The opening of the Doha office is building upon the company’s strong presence within the UK and Europe and is the start of their expansion plans throughout the Middle East.