United Arab Emirates
Wealth Management & Private Banking
Exceptional Wealth Solutions
Utmost International is a leading provider of international life assurance-based wealth solutions, which are designed to help clients preserve and grow their wealth for future generations. It is part of the Utmost Group, which was founded in 2013 by Paul Thompson and Ian Maidens.
Utmost International’s products are for High Net Worth (HNW) and Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) clients seeking to help solve the complex wealth issues they face. The business partners exclusively with professional and regulated advisers to provide exceptional wealth management solutions.
Utmost International is headquartered in London and manages over £52bn of assets (as at 30 June 2023). With offices in London, Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and Hong Kong, it is well positioned to meet the needs of its global and internationally mobile clients.
Utmost’s experienced team of structuring specialists have a wealth of local market insight, encompassing cultural, regulatory and in-depth tax knowledge. Working with professional advisers, the highly qualified team has the agility to assess market developments quickly and structure appropriate solutions that are designed to address the complex wealth planning needs of HNW and UHNW clients.
Clients can invest across a broad range of asset classes or delegate the day-to-day management of their portfolio to their advisers. Utmost recognises that non-traditional assets such as real estate, private equity, hedge funds and collateralised securities can form an important role in diversifying a client’s portfolio, and can offer solutions designed to accommodate these holdings.
Permanent Commitment to its Clients
A core value of Utmost International is to deliver good outcomes to its clients. With rising macroeconomic uncertainty, the need for, and value of, expert planning solutions has never been greater, with clients and advisers looking for robust, accessible solutions to preserve and pass on their wealth. The scale and resources of Utmost International enable it to successfully support its clients today, and for the generations to come.
Building on a track record of service excellence, Utmost continues to invest in digital services to enhance customer access and experience. Utmost’s Online Service Centre enables clients to gain instant access to their accounts online. Customer engagement is further supported by an experienced and dedicated telephone-based client service team. A key element of Utmost International’s service ethos is ensuring that the right people, skills and knowledge are available to clients.
Climate and demographic changes are two key global challenges facing society. Private capital is increasingly required to address these challenges. Utmost International is dedicated to making a positive difference. In line with its commitment to providing good client outcomes, Utmost International is committed to protecting the environment and investing responsibly. The business is committed to reducing its own environmental footprint and taking a proactive approach to sustainable investing. Utmost International supports clients seeking investments which match their views on sustainability by providing a breadth of investment options and information on the sustainability of their investment choices.
The Strength to Deliver
Utmost International has established itself as a leader in the wealth solutions market. The business was built through a series of acquisitions that have brought with them a long track record and a depth of knowledge and experience in their respective markets.
Utmost International is a financially and operationally robust insurance business. The Utmost International operating subsidiaries maintained their Insurer Financial Strength ratings of “A”, and Utmost Group maintained its Issuer Default Rating of A- as at June 2023. All of the Group’s ratings were adjusted from Stable Outlook to Positive Outlook. Accordingly, the Group is well positioned as a long-term partner for its advisers and clients globally, via offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Asia.