There are many benefits to pursuing a career in the financial services industry, not least the chance to travel the world. As an industry leader, the deVere group competes globally, with its offices stretching from Mexico City to Melbourne. If you’re looking to land a job in finance abroad, our list of the best countries for financial advisor jobs is the place to start.
This blog is designed to give you a taste of what life is like in five of our global locations. If you’d like to apply for an international position, head to our careers page.
Working for deVere Italia
deVere Italia is situated in the heart of Milan. The birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, Italy’s financial capital is the engine of the nation.
Making up 9% of Italian GDP, Milan is the centre of Italy’s stock market, Borsa Italiana. From one of Europe’s most important financial centres deVere Italia provides retirement planning, education planning, life assurance and general insurance services.
Milan is an increasingly attractive prospect for foreign nationals. The city recorded a 30-year population high in 2020 after a record number of fresh arrivals.
Sarah Butcher, the global editor of Efinancial Careers, has spoken out about her move to Milan.
“My team has the kind of entrepreneurial approach you find in a start-up. It’s nothing like working for a large structured bank in the City: the approach is much freer, far less siloed – we work across different functions and are rewarded on the basis of the business we bring in. There’s much less bureaucracy. Far less politics.”
Financial Advisor Jobs in the United Arab Emirates
The deVere group has a total of three offices in the United Arab Emirates. Split between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, deVere UAE constitutes a key plank in the group’s global network of operations.
The UAE is the premiere finance hub for the Middle East and the larger Asia-Pacific region. deVere UAE delivers investment management, pension advice, tax planning, and fintech services to expats and foreign nationals.
According to a survey conducted by Expat Insider, the UAE ranked as the sixth best place for expats to live in 2022, which makes it the only country in the Middle East to make it into the top 10.
Apart from being a key financial centre, the UAE is one of the safest places to live in the world, and its government levies no income tax on foreign nationals or citizens.
The UAE has become competitive in the world of sports and entertainment, its stadia now playing host to some of the world’s leading boxing bouts and races.
Ciaran McDiamond, who joined deVere in 2018 commented “I live and work in Dubai, and it’s a fantastic place to do both. The UAE is now amongst the most attractive destinations for major sporting events; there’s no shortage of things to do and see to ensure a good work-life balance. The UAE is a great place to do business, and provides lots of exciting opportunities for the sector.”
A Career in Spain
The deVere Group has two offices in Spain, one in Barcelona and the other in Malaga. deVere Spain offers a broad range of services including tax planning, insurance, taxes and health and life insurance.
Brits are keenly aware of how good a place Spain is to live, that’s why hundreds of thousands choose to up sticks and move there. But perhaps a better-kept secret is that the country also boasts cutting-edge educational intuitions, tech innovation and a dynamic financial market.
The Barcelona stock exchange is amongst the biggest in Europe, providing access to the Interconnected Stock-Market System, floor trading, MAB and Latibex, warrants and ETFs, Fixed Income and Public Debt Trading System and the Catalonian Public Debt Market.
Forecasts show Spain on the up with economic growth for the year recently revised upward to 1.6%, which compares favourably to the UK whose economy will shrink by 0.6% this year according to IMF projections.
Financial Advisor Jobs in Australia
deVere down under operates across a diverse portfolio of services, including retirement planning, overseas pensions, education planning, and investment planning. The group’s two Australian offices are split between the cities of Melbourne and Sydney.
The Australian Board of Trade data shows the country’s fund management sectors are amongst the fastest growing in the world. Nicely plugged into the global economy and with access to the Asia Pacific region, Australia constitutes a significant centre for international finance.
Australia, a popular destination for expats, was ranked the 5th best country in the world to live by the 2022 Quality of Life Index. With an endless shoreline to surf and plenty of sun to bathe in, there’s as much to do outside the office as in it.
Nigel Green, CEO of the deVere group said:
“deVere Australia is a credit to the company. The team provide expert financial advice to expats and international investors based in Australia. Whether it’s providing financial planning solutions or pension advice the Australia team are primed to deliver a world leading service.
We have great locations in Australia, our Melbourne office is a short stroll from Sandringham Beach and our Sydney branch is a stone’s throw from the opera house. Australia is a fantastic country to do business in and a great place to live.”
Working In the Heart of Mexico City
deVere’s Mexico City office offers a range of bespoke financial services to expats and investors across Mexico, including retirement planning, education planning and life assurance strategies.
The North American base of operations is situated at the centre of Mexico’s capital. Mexico City has made headlines in recent months for the stream of US citizens arriving to take up residence in the city in the ascendancy.
The capital boasts the country’s best healthcare providers, a bustling economy, and an active social scene – not to mention the low cost of living. For these reasons and more, it is proving an increasingly attractive prospect for foreign nationals.
Mexico City is home to two of the most significant financial centres in the Americas, the Mexican Stock Exchange and the Institutional Stock Exchange.