Grant is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI). After ten years working in the financial services industry in the UK, the last 7 of which were spent at the Oxford office of Charles Stanley, Grant relocated to Dubai at the beginning of 2017.
Through the BBG and a number of other networking organisations that Grant has affiliated himself with since his arrival in Dubai, Grant has quickly established a significant number of contacts across a broad range of sectors. Grant is a keen networker who relishes the opportunity to meet new individuals and learn about their businesses, in order to build long lasting relationships. In his opinion, this is the only way to build a network of professional contacts with a solid foundation and which is best placed to assist both clients and other professionals in developing their networks.
When not networking, Grant is a Chartered Wealth Manager and Senior Associate at AES International who assists individuals in managing their wealth and planning for the future. Financial Planning is a subject which Grant believes passionately in and which he would simply describe as ‘taking the guess work out of tomorrow’ and, through undertaking detailed cash flow analysis, being able to answer those critical questions clients have, such as ‘how much is enough?’, ‘is my family protected?’ and ‘when can I afford to retire?’. Whilst the title might not be familiar to many in Dubai, the ‘Chartered Wealth Manager’ designation is a title awarded by the CISI to recognise senior members in the UK at the pinnacle of their profession.
In his role as chair of the Professional Services Focus Group, Grant is always keen to hear from members as to what events would be of interest to them and how the BBG can best assist each member. He would greatly encourage a member to get in contact if there is any opportunity that he can be of assistance by facilitating an introduction to a member of his network and an individual a BBG member is looking to meet. It is, after all, what the BBG is all about, helping members to grow their businesses!