‘HRH Prince Andrew recognizes the launch of GWM Qatar LLC’

Published November 3rd, 2009 - 09:46 GMT

Guardian Wealth Management, Europe’s leading Financial Consultancy Group, today announced it has been granted authorisation by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) to provide financial planning advice to expatriates and locals within Qatar.

Guardian Wealth Management, the first UK and FSA regulated Financial Advisory practice to be authorised in Qatar, is excited to be expanding into the globally respected financial district of Doha. 

HRH Prince Andrew is due to recognise the launch personally during a function attended by David Howell Chief Executive of Guardian Wealth Management Qatar LLC on Tuesday 27th October.

“We are delighted to be accepted by the QFCRA” says David Howell, “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, British Ambassador to 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.

The company specialises in providing independent advice and support to international workers through a wide range of services, including Education Fee Funding, Retirement Planning through Pension Provision, Family Protection through Life Insurance, Lump Sum Investments and Savings.


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