deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, is to open its first offices in New Zealand in January 2017, it has confirmed today.
The announcement of the new offices, to be located in the financial hub of Auckland, comes a year after deVere opened its second Australian office in Sydney. deVere New Zealand will be headed by John Brophy, Divisional Manager of the ASEAN and Australia regions.
Nigel Green, deVere Group founder and CEO, comments: “We’re delighted to be opening an office in New Zealand, which has long been part of our strategic growth plans.
“This next chapter in deVere’s success story highlights our commitment to this region – a region that we believe has incredible and sustainable potential.
“Our push into New Zealand is driven by consistently increasing demand for our specialist cross-border financial advice from expats and international investors in this region.
“I believe our clients in New Zealand will take peace of mind from and enjoy the associated benefits of our size – globally, we have more than 80,000 clients in more than 100 countries and over $12billion under advice – and our resources. These include our market-leading technologies, our comprehensive range of products – many of which are exclusive to deVere clients – and our well-established relationships with the world’s leading financial institutions.”
He continues: “By adding New Zealand to our network of global offices, which includes Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai, London, Cape Town, and New York, to name a few, we are now truly a 24-hour organisation. There will always be a deVere office open somewhere in the world.”
Mr Green goes on to say: “To ensure that deVere becomes the most trusted independent financial advisory firm in the country and to meet the growing client demand, we will promote internally some of the company’s top managers from elsewhere in the world to roles within New Zealand, as well as recruiting more talented wealth managers to join our already internationally proven teams.”
The deVere CEO concludes: “2017 promises to be an exciting year for deVere and one full of opportunities for many of the major players in the sector.”