Why AES International?

We know that there are many different Financial Services organisations that you could choose to entrust your expat financial planning and investment needs to, so why would you choose AES International? We believe that, rather than telling you about how great we think we are, we should let others tell you what they think about us.

10,647 Clients      67 Different Licenses     31 Awards


Best Practice Adviser Awards – UK

  • 2017 – Excellence in Business Strategy

Best Practice Adviser Awards – Global

  • 2016 – Global Best Practice Adviser Firm

Best Practice Adviser Awards – Middle East

  • 2016 – Best Adviser Firm
  • 2016 – Excellence in Professional Development
  • 2016 – Excellence in Client Service

Best Practice Adviser Awards – Europe

  • 2017 – Best Adviser Firm
  • 2016 – Excellence in Professional Development
  • 2016 – Excellence in Social Media
  • 2016 – Excellence in Business Transformation

The Finance Awards

  • 2015 – Best for International Investments – UAE
  • 2015 – Recognised Leader in Wealth Protection – UAE
  • 2014 – Financial Advisers of the Year – UAE
  • 2014 – Best Next Generation Financial Advisory Firm – UK

Wealth & Money Management

  • 2014 – Best Global Offshore Banking Team
  • 2014 – Best Private Wealth Management Adviser – UAE

Global Mobility & Immigration

  • 2014 – International Employee Benefits Team of the Year – UAE
  • 2014 – Non-Domiciled Company Focused Financial Services Firm of the Year

Money Marketing

  • 2014 – Finalist – Best Support Service
  • 2013 – Finalist – Best Recruitment and Development Award 2013 – Finalist – Best Network
  • 2012 – Finalist – Adviser Training and Professional Development
  • 2010 – Shortlist – Best Network and Support Services Award
  • 2010 – Shortlist – Best Adviser Training and Professional Development Award
  • 2009 – Finalist – Best Use Of Technology By An Adviser

Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100

  • 2012 – Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100

AES International was ranked as the fastest-growing financial services firm for the second year running. We also became the first ever financial services firm to rise in the rankings, as we rose from 11th place to become the 4th fastest-growing business in the UK for 2012.

Sunday Times Virgin Best Management Award

Sam Instone and John Viney were among the 300 founders and directors of Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales, who were recognised on 15 May, at the 16th annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards, held at Sir Richard Branson’s family home in Oxfordshire.

“AES embodies integrity, professionalism and trust. It is fitting that AES should win this prestigious award based upon the strong management team and team ethos they have built.”

Financial Times New Breed Adviser Awards

  • 2010 – Winner of Best Transitional Adviser
  • 2009 – Shortlisted for Adviser Firm of the Year – Training and Development Programme
  • 2009 – Shortlisted for Adviser Firm of the Year – Treating the Customer Fairly Programme

Professional Adviser Fund and Product Awards

  • 2013 – Professional Adviser Fund and Product Awards
  • Best International Financial Planning Firm: Winner
  • Best International Private Wealth Management Provider: Highly Commended
  • 2012 – Professional Adviser Fund and Product Awards
  • Best International Wealth Manager: Highly Commended

The awards, in their 13th year, were judged by an independent panel of industry practitioners and experts with over 50 entries from a wide range of companies in the offshore sector.

The judges commented, “[AES is] a firm that takes due diligence and regulation seriously. An impressive entry that points to a highly professional approach to providing services to international clients, according to the judges. A good holistic ethos applied to wealth management that offers a clear structure and well managed approach to investment management services targeting international clients”.

Investors in People

AES joins the top 1% of all IiP-accredited businesses. John Telfer, Managing Director of the organisation that delivers IiP to the London area, commented “this outstanding achievement makes AES International one of the best Investors in People in the country. Being invited to become a Champion is an honour only bestowed upon organisations at the top of their game, and proves that AES International really has the advice and techniques to offer other companies that are trying to reach their potential”.

  • 2012 – Investors in People Gold AES International was awarded Gold status after satisfying 161 individual evidence requirements. The assessor stated, “the astonishing growth of AES over the last three years is testament to the investment in people made by the organisation”.
  • 2009 – Investors in People

AES International was first awarded Investors in People status in 2009, the assessor stating, “if the spirit of this award resides anywhere then it resides in AES”.

UK Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

The UK’s most inspiring business leaders have been named as finalists in Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, sponsored by Credit Suisse.

Sam Instone, CEO: Finalist, London and the South