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Old May 5th 2014, 11:21 am
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Default Dubai - seeking a financial advisor.

After several years in the Middle East I am now so obscenely wealthy that I need to find someone to help me spend the massive sums of cash that I have just lying around the place. Ha! I wish.

However, I would like to find an advisor to speak to about investments etc and am looking for recommendations for a paid service. I am _not_ interested in speaking to someone who is unqualified and working on a commission basis - I get enough calls from guys like that already "awight mate!"

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Old May 5th 2014, 2:39 pm
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I can help you spend it!
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Old May 5th 2014, 3:16 pm
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Same here, trying to find someone in dubai, if you find someone let me know, just phoned what I thought was a reputable company, but they don't answer the phone after 7pm
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Default Re: Dubai - seeking a financial advisor.

Originally Posted by winter View Post
Same here, trying to find someone in dubai, if you find someone let me know, just phoned what I thought was a reputable company, but they don't answer the phone after 7pm
Seems reasonable--they're not an emergency service.
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Same here, trying to find someone in dubai, if you find someone let me know, just phoned what I thought was a reputable company, but they don't answer the phone after 7pm
Seriously? You expect a company reception to be manned after 7pm?

Even IFAs are allowed a life....
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Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
You don't work for free 24 hours a day???

I'm shocked...

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Old May 6th 2014, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
Our office opens at 8am and closes at 5:30pm. You might be lucky enough to catch someone working late if you called us but why would you expect a reputable company of professionals to be working at 7pm?

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Yeah, fair enough, so I phoned today at 5pm, got the same reply, nobody is available, it does say on the website, speak to an adviser today, call now, so maybe that is misleading, no offence meant to anyone
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Yeah, fair enough, so I phoned today at 5pm, got the same reply, nobody is available, it does say on the website, speak to an adviser today, call now, so maybe that is misleading, no offence meant to anyone
Well you can try any old adviser, or make direct contact with an individual. A personal recommendation is a far better way to find someone suitable, providing you check them out too.

It's not that hard
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Well you can try any old adviser, or make direct contact with an individual. A personal recommendation is a far better way to find someone suitable, providing you check them out too.

It's not that hard
This company did come from a personal recommendation, but maybe my
friend is not that clued up
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Hi winter,

If it was a recommendation does your friend have a personal mobile number of his/her adviser, maybe try calling that out of office hours.. I regularly receive calls after "office hours" from my clients.
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I have a very simple criteria if someone wants to become a client. You just have to be pleasant. It's not about the money. Life is too short to bother with rude and ungrateful people.

I am pretty generous with my time, as many posters will be aware, so it's disappointing to come across someone who is so very impolite. I am sure they'll end up with the advice they deserve...

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Old May 7th 2014, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
Am curious to know which firm this is...can you let me know by PM? Our Dubai and Abu Dhabi office are usually manned at 5pm. Why don't you try earlier or drop them an email?

Better still you have two qualified and experienced advisers loitering these forums with nothing to do but argue politics and religion...the one in Dubai works for another company to me but I'd still recommend her if you're Dubai based unless you're already speaking to someone from my company. I now only take on on Dubai clients if they are referred by existing clients and they don't call me after 5pm (except to invite me for beer...)

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Will get in touch tomorrow, many thanks,
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