Company

Shard Capital

Index

Adviser

HNW Wealth Managers

Location

London

Advice type

Investing for growth

Investor visa

Portfolio management

Wealth management

Client Types

Expats

HNW

Tier 1 investors

Sector Focus

Financial Services

Investments and Asset Management

Wealth Management & Private Banking

Geographical Focus

China

Hong Kong

Russia

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

Customer Type

Banker

Farzin Yazdi

Spear's Review

Farzin Yazdi began his career at Teather & Greenwood, progressing quickly to become a fund manager investing in UK equities and bonds. After seven years at the company he moved onto JM Finn, where he worked as a fund manager and headed the derivatives CFD desk for another seven years.

He has been head of investor visa at Shard Capital since 2017, looking after high-net-worth private clients investing in the UK markets on both the advisory and discretionary side. Yazdi created the UK Tier 1 (Investor) visa solution in 2012, with the aim of offering a fair solution for the client which had to be fast, simple, and transparent. He now advises some of the leading British Middle Eastern community families on their investment decisions.

Adviser Profile

Farzin Yazdi heads Shard Capital's Investor Visa team, which acts as a specialist wealth and investment manager for Tier 1 (Investor) Visa applicants, helping High Net Worth individuals and their families move to the UK and working alongside external immigration lawyers and tax advisers in the process. As a specialist wealth manager, his team also assists Financial Advisers, Investment Managers and Banks, given the intricacies and specific investment requirements for this solution.

He has over 25 years' experience working with high net worth private clients in the wealth management space, and as a Fund Manager. But for nearly 10 years he has dedicated himself purely on the UK Tier 1 (Investor) visa – a solution he himself helped create back in 2012. This unique approach helped him win ‘Wealth Manager of the Year’ at the High-Value Immigration Awards 2014. His focus also ensures he is always abreast of developments or new demands created by ever-changing immigration rules, complemented by an in-depth understanding of financial and reporting requirements for immigration law.

Over the last 12 months he has further strengthened his team with a highly experienced CIO, further enhancing the breadth and depth of capability on the dedicated investment committee.

Some dabble in this investment space; Farzin is a true specialist. With first-hand experience of the migration process himself, he is able to offer real empathy to the clients he works with. And given the UK Tier 1 (Investor) Visa is his sole focus, this makes him the go-to person for applicants, advisers and even in certain circumstances, competitors.

Rank: Recommended

Recommended 2022, HNW Wealth Managers

Address

20 Fenchurch Street London, EC3M 3BY United Kingdom

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