Client Testimonials

The success of Arlo Associates is built on a foundation of trust, performance and putting our clients need’s first.

All of our advisor’s are qualified to UK and UAE standards and receive regular training to ensure they have both the knowledge and tools to give you the very best advice.

You’ve no doubt worked very hard for your money so it’s incredibly important that the wealth management company you engage with works just as hard to protect and grow your assets.

Here is a small selection of references from Arlo clients;


UAE Operations Manager (Engineering Sector)

My adviser at Arlo Associates is a sincere, thoughtful and professional wealth planner. Throughout the whole period of working together the advice that he has provided has always been well-organised and straight to the point. Of particular importance to me was that at no point were we subjected to any “hard sell” tactics, indeed on the contrary David Wright was always very patient understanding the importance of needing time to make an informed decision. Additionally his comparisons were thorough, detailed and transparent, he also uses clear strategies and always provided us with very helpful suggestions on what we should and should not do.

His considerable experience in financial services industry gained both in the UK and internationally stands him in good stead to deliver knowledgeable and accurate solutions to meet with client’s circumstances, needs and requirements.

We are pleased to have David Wright as our adviser and fully entrust our risk management and retirement planning to him.

Steve Wyatt

Etihad Airways Captain

My wife and I contacted David Wright at Arlo Associates to discuss our personal financial circumstances in relation to our accumulated UK pensions. We wanted to discuss the options that were available to us in relation to both final salary (defined benefits) and money purchase (defined contributions) schemes. We wanted to establish which was the best way forward for us in relation to our circumstances and how we were to go about making changes.

We were impressed with the personalised professional service and advice given to us and how this was tailored specifically to suit our situation and future needs. He sourced the most appropriate solutions in relation to our pension, savings and insurance needs and requirements and we felt very comfortable to put our finances in David Wright’s care. We are wholly confident that he will guide us in the right direction and we trust his judgement implicitly. We found him to be the most professional of those advisers we interviewed prior to making changes and I have no hesitation in recommending his services with complete confidence. I look forward to a continued relationship with him as our adviser.

Dr. Khalid Abdul Moniem

Doctor at Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

I am a busy doctor and I always felt that I needed help to make what I earn and save more worthwhile. I mentioned this to one of my colleagues who then introduced me to James. That was exactly what the doctor prescribed. I found James very professional and knowledgeable. It was very easy dealing with him. He just knew exactly what I needed. He explained things very clearly and gave me options that I found simple and easy to digest. It was also very nice and reassuring that James showed great interest in all my financial commitments and investments, linking everything together and advising me accordingly. It is clear that he is looking at the whole picture and he is helping me planning long term through me working career and beyond. It is also very assuring that James keeps track of my portfolio and updates me regularly. I have to add that I met with other financial advisors but what made me choose James is that he was clearly knowledgeable, not pushy at all, has excellent communication skills and a pleasant humble personality.

Tarig Omer

Project Manager RPS Energy - UAE

My wife and I have been James’ clients for more than a year. He explained to us all available investment options and advised us how manage and grow our money in a market where few options were available of us due to some restrictions. James was never pushy and he gave us ample time to think and decide on investment options. We are very happy with his services and the investment decisions we made with him. So far we have had financial success and we look forward for more investments with him. James always keeps us updated on how our investments are performing. He is very responsive whenever we needed him – even when he was away from work on vacation.

Dr. Hormazdiar Dastoor

Head of Nephrology at Mafraq Hospital - Abu Dhabi, UAE

I have entrusted James Prince with my finances because after talking and dealing with him I feel that he thoroughly understands the financial needs of myself and my family. He has a great insight and understanding of the current financial system and global markets. I have found him to be very professional and not pushy (unlike all others here in the UAE).

He is always available 24x 7 x 365 to answer any questions and is quick to respond to changes in financial markets and act appropriately. Most importantly his work ethics and modus operandi ensure that he is not the type of Financial Adviser you always want to avoid or dread receiving a phone call from. That pretty much sums up James Prince, probably the best in this business in Abu Dhabi.

Lorenzo Procopio

Principal Engineer Piping Design Unit Head at Technip, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jonathan is a passionate Wealth Manager, with an open character and very pleasant behaviour. In dealing with him I never felt like I was being used for him or Arlo’s profit. This is something that has happened to me in the past. I immediately felt a deep sense of confidence with him. Other than mentioning his capability of explaining all possible aspects of the proposed investments in an extremely clear way and his way of responding to my several queries, clearing all of my doubts, it was a pleasure chatting with him. The explanations provided were so clear and the level of confidence so high that I decided in my initiative, without any request from his side, to shift all of my current packages with another company to Arlo. I am very satisfied with the change, because now I have better investments with lower costs. Jonathan has always been available and very proactive, other than understanding my tight work schedule, finding the time for discussion or simply getting to my place to collect paperwork.

This hassle-free environment is another plus to my experience with him and Arlo. I will definitely recommend him and Arlo to all the people I know and the merit of this ‘free advertising’ is to be credited only.

Rita Pryke

Head of Property Management at National Capital Trading, Abu Dhabi, UAE

I appointed Jonathan Getliffe from Arlo Associates as my financial advisor 3-years ago. From the outset of our first communication, Jonathan has always remained consistent. His quick response to my concerns is always dealt with in a very professional approach and backed up with knowledgeable advice.

I am very pleased with the service Jonathan and Arlo have provided me to date, especially their expertise regarding my existing savings and investments. All changes were both clear and easily explained to me, outlining the advantages and disadvantages of the options that could be exercised.

Overall, I am very impressed with Jonathan and the Arlo Associates team. I would, as I have done several times, wholeheartedly recommend them to someone looking for a trustworthy and honest Financial Adviser in the UAE.

Andrew Larkin

Senior Engineer at Technip, Abu Dhabi, UAE

I met Jon in the UAE over 4-years ago. His outgoing and fun nature was an immediate attraction. Since putting my trust in him on a Professional level I have been nothing but impressed by his continual high standards of passion and integrity. Jon is definitely not afraid to go the extra mile for his clients and regularly invites me to golf events, lunches and evening meals.

Jon’s clear knowledge in the financial markets is a big reassurance for me and has put me at complete ease knowing all of my financial matters are being looked after to the highest standards. I receive regular calls with updates of my plans and if he is ever in the office servicing other clients he will always make an effort to come to my office for a coffee.

I have never felt under pressure by Jon and he has always let me go at my own pace, this is something that I have had issues with in the past with other IFA’s. Due to the level of service Jon has provided I have regularly introduced him to close friends and colleagues and will continue to do so as we work together in the future.

Michael Lefkovits MD

COO, Medical Director, Consultant

Brian of Arlo Associates guided us with great commitment and expertise through our financial planning as newly arrived expats. He is our one stop shop for financial affairs. We can highly recommend him for anyone who would like to work with a professional who is absolute trustworthy and reliable and understands the financial needs and requirements.

Shaukat Murad

Offshore Companies & Trusts at Alpha Management Ltd

I have only recently been introduced to Brian Jackman of Arlo Associates and have found him to be extremely well informed, honest and very good at addressing the issues at stake. His advice is always good and well balanced. Can happily recommend Brian.

Karen Miedema

Owner at PPM MENA

I have been working with Neil at Arlo Associates on my investments over the last year and he has proven to be a knowledgeable and trustworthy partner. He has greatly helped me plan out my financial future.

Brain Allan

Managing Director at QSi Consultancy Group

Jonathan from Arlo Associates is an extremely knowledgeable advisor who is able to recommend excellent financial products to suit the individual’s circumstances. He is also of high integrity and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

Michael Allen

Principal Electrical Engineer at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff in the Middle East

Having been scorned by a financial advisor in the past, I was very, very cautious and reluctant to go through any kind of financial advice however I feel comfortable with the advice Jonathan from Arlo Associates has given me . He provides sound advice and is knowledgeable in his field.

Patrick Van Tijn

Fleet Manager at Marine Assets Corporation

Jonathan from Arlo Associates is a brilliant asset manager, highly knowledgeable in his field of business and an extremely valuable and great person to have in your network. He understands the customer needs and his responses are timely, value added. Jonathan helped me facilitate my pension and savings plan. I highly recommend Jonathan.

Graham Hill

Associate Director at David Adamson & Partners Overseas

I was looking for a financial advisor who could provide good, unbiased advice and three of my colleagues recommended Jonathan from Arlo Associates. I have been very impressed with the services he has provided regarding pension planning and life insurance.

He is very pro-active and listened carefully to my requirements before providing a tailored recommendation that I am satisfied with. He stays in contact on a regular basis and is always happy to give good advice and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

Damon Belfield B.Eng(Hons) MIET

Director of Engineering at SD (Middle East) LLC

Being a fresh face in Dubai, and inundated with requests from Financial Advisors, I chose to use the services of Brian Jackman and Arlo Associates. I have found him to be of impeccable character, and very knowledgeable in his field. The service he provides is exemplary, and he not only listens to your concerns but acts upon them. He will find the right plan that suits your needs, and doesn’t push unnecessary solutions towards you. I have recommended Brian’s services to a number of colleagues, who have also found his service superb. In the world of wealth management, there are a number of options available but I cannot recommend Brian enough.