This coming year will be a transformative one for Holborn Assets, as we look to expand our global footprint significantly. We’re going to be making a series of major strategic announcements about this over the coming months, but the first of these is our move into Hong Kong.

An exciting new opportunity for Holborn Assets

We’re really pleased to announce our acquisition of Globaleye Hong Kong, which is led by Edward Harris, their Chief Executive Officer. Edward, together with his five-strong team of financial advisers and support staff, have all joined Holborn Assets in the deal.

Who exactly are Globaleye Hong Kong? Well, their client base is mostly made up of high net worth and high income professional expats – and $150m of assets under management have transferred to Holborn Assets under the agreement. They’re a skilled and experienced team who will add something new to the service that we offer our clients.

With the new agreement now firmly in place, we’ve opened new offices right in the heart of the Central district of Hong Kong. The plan now is to grow the business there by recruiting a small number of senior and experienced advisers to the Hong Kong team in the coming months. It’s going to be a busy and exciting few months, as we develop the team and establish the Holborn Assets name in Hong Kong.

A wealth of industry and client experience

Edward himself certainly brings plenty of experience to Holborn Assets too, having previously worked as a derivatives trader for oil firm BP, in management consultancy roles, including for law firm Linklaters, and in asset management for a major Asian electronics company.

He is also the third former Globaleye board member who has joined Holborn Assets in less than a year, following the appointment of Riyad Adamou as our Chief Commercial Officer in March 2017 and Scott Balsdon as our UK Managing Director last April.

“After working alongside Edward for five years I am delighted to be working with him once again,” says Riyad. “Edward and his team are a perfect fit for Holborn Assets and this acquisition again demonstrates our intent to attract the best talent in the industry.”

Everyone at Holborn Assets is excited by the acquisition of Globaleye Hong Kong, and we’re looking forward to being able to now work even more closely together, for the benefit our clients.