DeVere expands Italy division with new offices in Rome

“Soaring demand” for specialist cross-border financial advice has prompted deVere Group, the international financial advisory firm, to establish operations in Rome.

DeVere Group has today announced it is expanding its deVere Italia brand by opening offices for the first time in the Italian capital. The base is located in the heart of the city, near the Termini Station. deVere also has hub offices in Milan from where it has been serving expats and international investors all over Italy.

Reporting directly to deVere Italia Area Manager, Colin Eldridge, and senior area manager of deVere Switzerland, Italia and Austria, Paul Dodds, the Rome office will be run by Mark Croucher.

Croucher has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, 18 of those being in the international sector whilst holding senior positions with Towry Law International and Holborn Assets in South Africa, and RL360 in the Middle East.

Of the launch and appointment, Colin Eldridge commented: “With client demand for our cross border financial experience increasing throughout Italy, and particularly in the Rome area, the time is right to launch an office in the Italian capital.

‘Increasing demand’
“Brexit is, we believe, directly responsible for much of this increasing demand in Italy and elsewhere in Europe as more and more people and corporations head to the continent, with many of them keen to seek advice on certain specialist financial products ahead of the official Brexit deadline next March.

“We will be using our considerable resources to meet this growing client demand across Europe by expats, international investors and high net worth and local mass affluent individuals.”

He added: “We’re thrilled that a professional of Mark Croucher’s immense experience and expertise is heading our base in Rome.”

Croucher added: “I am delighted to be joining the deVere Group with its enviable reputation for its client-centric culture at this exciting time. I look forward to helping expats and locals across Italy fulfil their long term financial goals.”

The announcement of deVere’s launch in Rome follows the firm opening in Munich in April, Madrid in May last year, Vienna in August, and in Portugal’s Algarve in October. Plans are also being made to expand existing bases in France, Spain and Switzerland within the next few months.

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