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Advice on working as IFA in Dubai

Old Mar 3rd 2009, 4:06 pm
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Dear all,

Received an opportunity to work for a pretty high-brow finance company in Dubai after some training at their Zurich HQ.

I'm an ex-mortgage broker that left the industry before new FSA regs meant you had to have at least CeMap etc.

The role involves getting leads from your own sales team and seeing ex-pats who require investment / pension / savings advice ec.

Does anyone do this role for a living or maybe know someone that does.

It would mean leaving the wife and kids for long periods, so it would be quite a leap - and I'd really appreciate some friendly advice on this matter.
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Old Mar 3rd 2009, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by INXS
Dear all,

Received an opportunity to work for a pretty high-brow finance company in Dubai after some training at their Zurich HQ.

I'm an ex-mortgage broker that left the industry before new FSA regs meant you had to have at least CeMap etc.

The role involves getting leads from your own sales team and seeing ex-pats who require investment / pension / savings advice ec.

Does anyone do this role for a living or maybe know someone that does.

It would mean leaving the wife and kids for long periods, so it would be quite a leap - and I'd really appreciate some friendly advice on this matter.
Not in FS's but, I'd guess, one of the biggest challenges would be establishing a network of contacts. Not easy at any time and much more difficult in the current climate.

If I was in FS's, I certainly wouldn't want more competition in an already tough market, particularly as you didn't/couldn't make the grade as a mortgage broker in peak times in the UK.

Was that friendly enough?
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Old Mar 3rd 2009, 4:43 pm
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Its okay, he's over qualified for PIC ****s
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Its okay, he's over qualified for PIC ****s
thank goodness
they seriously are the biggest bunch of bimbos ever
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thank goodness
they seriously are the biggest bunch of bimbos ever
I met a nice big bimbo there late 2007...
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I met a nice big bimbo there late 2007...
she's probably left by now
they have plenty of new meat now though
why do they all smoke too? must be the stress of the job
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she's probably left by now
they have plenty of new meat now though
why do they all smoke too? must be the stress of the job
She left 14 months ago...
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She left 14 months ago...
sums the place up
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Originally Posted by Slingshot
thank goodness
they seriously are the biggest bunch of bimbos ever
Man, nothing long with Bimbos as long as they know their place in life.

And given some of the women on this forum, I'd never assume to tell them where that is... but then, I'm a wimp.

In one piece, but still a wimp!
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Man, nothing long with Bimbos as long as they know their place in life.

And given some of the women on this forum, I'd never assume to tell them where that is... but then, I'm a wimp.

In one piece, but still a wimp!
I was talking about the men

in fairness there are a few nice lads there - had a few beers with one last week - I obviously punched his lights out when he told me where he worked
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Originally Posted by Slingshot
I was talking about the men

in fairness there are a few nice lads there - had a few beers with one last week - I obviously punched his lights out when he told me where he worked
Aah, good man. Trust you gave him a kick on the ribs on the way out.

Hope he paid before you laid him out!
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Originally Posted by INXS
Dear all,

Received an opportunity to work for a pretty high-brow finance company in Dubai after some training at their Zurich HQ.

I'm an ex-mortgage broker that left the industry before new FSA regs meant you had to have at least CeMap etc.

The role involves getting leads from your own sales team and seeing ex-pats who require investment / pension / savings advice ec.

Does anyone do this role for a living or maybe know someone that does.

It would mean leaving the wife and kids for long periods, so it would be quite a leap - and I'd really appreciate some friendly advice on this matter.
'Some training' and you have no qualifications. Please don't come here. There are enough cowboys in Dubai already who have scant knowledge and do more harm than good.

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the word ******s springs to mind
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