About Abacus

WHO ARE WE?

We work with people like you, to develop and implement financial plans that consider the lifestyle you’d like to have today and your plans for tomorrow. We are all expats and some of us have been in the UAE for several decades. We are passionate about building long-term relationships with our clients, by providing them with essential context so they can prioritise, invest and make critical decisions to get where they want to go. We have been recognised with a string of awards over the years - testament to our commitment to client care.

We work as wholly independent, fee-based financial advisers. As a result, we are the agent of the client and do not represent the interests of any third-party product provider. Imagine a meeting room table, with banks, asset managers and other product providers on one side and you sat on the other side, with us alongside you - that’s the dynamic. We are here to work with you, as your representative, to challenge solution providers and to make sure that what you’ve decided counts and remains at the centre of every financial decision you make.

what you can expect from us

In a word: ‘excellence’

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A world-class financial planning service, dedicated to helping you live the life you want to lead, today and tomorrow.
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Access to a range of award-winning financial solutions developed in partnership with internationally recognised product providers.
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To build a long-term relationship with you, helping you with your finances on an ongoing basis.
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To be at your side, working to represent your interests over the long term.
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To act with integrity, efficiency and to be proactive in the way we work with you. To be responsive to your needs and not just slavishly following corporate policy.

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To deliver our services to a high standard, while adding tangible value to your life.
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To foster a corporate culture that prioritises doing the right thing for the client above short-term financial performance.

OUR CLIENT SERVICE PROPOSITION

How we do what we do

Want to get into the detail of what we do, how we do it and what we charge? You can download our client service proposition here.

How we are regulated

Abacus is regulated by UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) who provide regulation and impose standards on the conduct of investment business to protect investors in the UAE. Abacus is licensed under registration number 706040.

The abacus team

Con Lillis - MBA

Con Lillis - MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Kay Pindoria - BA (Hons) Dip PFS

Kay Pindoria - BA (Hons) Dip PFS

Chief Operating Officer & Financial Analyst

Rupert J Connor - BA (Hons) ACSI

Rupert J Connor - BA (Hons) ACSI

Partner

Andrew Hedger - DipPFS

Andrew Hedger - DipPFS

Partner

Craig Holding - BCom (Fin Mktg)  Adv Dip FP

Craig Holding - BCom (Fin Mktg) Adv Dip FP

Partner

David Maclaren - BA(Hons), ACSI

David Maclaren - BA(Hons), ACSI

Partner

Andrew Johnson - ACSI

Andrew Johnson - ACSI

Senior Financial Consultant

Maurice Cassan - ACSI

Maurice Cassan - ACSI

Financial Consultant

Derek King - ACSI

Derek King - ACSI

Senior Financial Consultant

Czyrine Mabini-Retirado - AB Legal Management

Czyrine Mabini-Retirado - AB Legal Management

Administration Manager

Nicolene Van Der Merwe - ACSI

Nicolene Van Der Merwe - ACSI

Compliance Manager

Ambika Khetawat - (Hons) ACA

Ambika Khetawat - (Hons) ACA

Management Accountant

Frederick Van Heerden - Adv Dip FP

Frederick Van Heerden - Adv Dip FP

Associate of Craig Holding

Joey Chan - BSE Mathematics

Joey Chan - BSE Mathematics

Administrator

Connie Quijada - BS Applied Mathematics

Connie Quijada - BS Applied Mathematics

Administrator

Venz Mangilog - BSE English

Venz Mangilog - BSE English

Executive Assistant

Ivy Maraon - BSC Management Accounting

Ivy Maraon - BSC Management Accounting

Executive Assistant