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Old 4th August 2013, 10:59 AM
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Hello!

Im considering re locating to Dubai with my wife and son. I am a Financial Advisor currently based in the UK. We have been considering re locating for some time and I have been approached by a recruitment company for a position working for Acuma.

I cant find much on the internet about the company but I have read that they have recently been bought out by the De Vere group who don't have a great reputation in the world of finance, more car salesmen then Financial Advisors!

Has anybody had any dealings with Acuma? Also is there a big need for Financial Advice within Dubai? I don't want to move my family out and find out I've been sold an idea which doesn't exist!

Also if anyone does know of any other reputable Independent Financial Advisor set ups that I consider working with

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I do all my own cold calling
How do you look in the mirror without wanting to punch yourself in the face?

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There must be loads of Financial Advisors in Dubai I get called everyday with them offering free advice....pain in the butts...

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Old 14th August 2013, 12:38 PM
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Never hire ANYONE off a cold call. On principal.

Bloodsucking leeches.
Do your research, take personal recommendations from those you trust, research again, Then you call THEM.

I prefer to pay a fee for my Financial Advice.
Anyone who claims to offer impartial advice, regardless of codes of ethics, when they are working solely for commission is definitely lying to you, and probably themselves as well.

And they probably wear a shiny footballers suit too...
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On that note anybody knows how can I get my data off the Devere's marketing list? Have asked them numerous times to delete them but I keep getting unsolicited phone calls from them. So annoying.

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I just save every number that cold calls me under a contact called "IGNORE" on my phone so when they inevitably ring back, I don't need to waste my time answering.

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What Gavtek said but seems "everything" they recruit is asked to call me. They get very short shrift when I'm in a good mood. If they catch me in a grumpy mood I had better not repeat here what I say.

To the OP Devere are most likely the most hated "FAs" (note not IFAs) in the UAE.

Steer well clear!!!

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On that note anybody knows how can I get my data off the Devere's marketing list? Have asked them numerous times to delete them but I keep getting unsolicited phone calls from them. So annoying.
I threatened them with the police years ago, never heard from them since. I managed to get hold of the number of the only landline they had in their office at the time and called them. It was an absolute blast!! Hehe. Sorry, doesn't help you much I know but it tickles me every time I think about it, even though it was such a long time ago....
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I've saved the numbers as T***ers and don't answer.

I asked one of them where they got my number from. "my boss gave it to me" "ok where did your boss get it from" "I don't know..." you can see why they are into called calling....

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How do you look in the mirror without wanting to punch yourself in the face?
Because i am qualified, honest and professional. Cold calling is a necessary evil if someone does not want to meet then that's one off the list and i do not pester them. You cannot survive on referrals alone. I guarantee you won't have enough money when you retire or if you do you will be taxed on it and when that happens you can punch yourself in the face.
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