The Pathway for Non-UK Residents: AES Managing Existing AJ Bell SIPPs

With the constant flux of economic conditions, regulatory frameworks, and financial scenarios, the need for effective wealth management is indispensable, especially for non-UK residents who possess a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) with AJ Bell. As a leading wealth and asset management firm, AES International has successfully carved a path for numerous clients who faced the predicament of their UK-based adviser’s inability to provide ongoing advice. With a ‘matter-of-fact’ approach, we aim to shed light on the process of how AES has been facilitating the management transition of AJ Bell SIPPs for non-UK residents.

AJ Bell International SIPP Transfer

A thorough understanding of the context is the first step in grasping the significance of this transition. SIPPs, for those unfamiliar, offer a flexible alternative for individuals looking to take control of their retirement savings. AJ Bell, a well-known UK financial services company, provides such a SIPP scheme. However, a common predicament many non-UK residents face is the unavailability of their existing UK adviser, thereby creating a void in their financial planning. AES has been filling this gap, ensuring smooth SIPP management, which we have achieved for numerous clients to date.

The Process

The process begins with a comprehensive assessment of the individual’s SIPP, allowing us to understand the underlying investments, risk profile, and overall retirement strategy. This forms the foundation for an effective transition, allowing for a seamless handover without compromising the client’s financial plan.

Furthermore, we work meticulously to ensure that all the compliance requirements are in order, providing our non-UK resident clients with the peace of mind that their SIPP is being managed in line with all regulatory guidelines. It is pertinent to note that managing a SIPP, especially for a non-UK resident, is not a simple task. It requires a deep understanding of UK tax laws, pensions legislation, and international financial regulations. Fortunately, AES boasts a team of experts who are well-versed in this intricate web of laws and regulations.


In terms of communication, our clients have found our methods highly beneficial. Unlike traditional advisers, we believe in leveraging technology to its fullest potential. We provide regular updates and ensure that our clients are kept in the loop about any significant changes to their SIPP. This method has not only made communication more efficient but has also been appreciated by our clients spread across different time zones.

Through years of experience, we have also identified several common areas of concern for non-UK residents who have an AJ Bell SIPP. For instance, many are worried about changes to their SIPP’s investment strategy. At AES, we follow a robust process to understand your financial goals before suggesting any changes to your SIPP. Our approach is always client-focused, with your financial well-being at the forefront of all our decisions.

AES’ Global Presence

Moreover, one of the key strengths of AES lies in our global presence. This allows us to serve clients no matter where they reside. We understand that financial advice is not a one-size-fits-all solution and it becomes even more complicated when dealing with cross-border issues. Our global perspective, backed by local knowledge, has proven invaluable in navigating the complex financial landscape for our non-UK resident clients.

Transitioning the management of your AJ Bell SIPP to AES is not merely a change in paperwork. It is a commitment from us to provide you with ongoing advice and support, ensuring your retirement savings are efficiently managed. We consider the handover as the beginning of a journey, one where we work together to optimise your retirement savings and investment strategies.

It’s also important to reassure potential clients that AES is a member of the Personal Finance Society (PFS), the UK’s professional body for financial advisers. As such, we are bound by a strict code of ethics, and our advisers are highly qualified and undergo continuous professional development. This commitment to professional standards provides additional peace of mind for non-UK residents considering AES for their SIPP management.

The process of taking over the management of an existing AJ Bell SIPP for non-UK residents is something that AES has been successfully doing for many clients. The transition is not just about a change in management but is a pathway towards effective wealth management that is personalised, efficient, and dedicated to serving the unique needs of our non-UK clients. And while the process may seem daunting, AES is here to simplify the journey, making sure that your retirement savings are in safe and capable hands.

Contact us today to understand how we can help with the ongoing management of your AJ Bell SIPP


About AES Adviser

AES Adviser advises expatriate clients worldwide on all financial planning matters including wealth management, estate planning, offshore bank accounts, savings and investment, insurance, multi-generational wealth transfer and generating income, from wealth accumulated, to support retirement.