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HOLT consultancy celebrates its 5th anniversary

30 Oct 2017

Since 30 October 2012 when Ben Holt, CEO established HOLT consultancy, it has achieved significant growth in size, services offered and reputation.


The company has grown to a team of 9 professionals with experience ranging from private banking, asset management, (re)insurance, corporate finance and more, which means HOLT consultancy is best placed to match the experience of the team member to the type of client.  


In 2014, HOLT consultancy won the award for Best Consulting Firm of the Year at the Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards, 8th GCC Regulators Summit in Dubai. 


Its reputation within the DIFC has attracted some large clients who require expertise in licence applications and outsourced Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer services.


HOLT consultancy’s clients include (re)insurance companies, companies providing asset management, wealth management, private banking, investment banking (M&A, corporate and project finance, trading, research etc) and the funds businesses.  


Main offerings of HOLT consultancy 


  1. Applications and authorisation – providing assistance with the licence application process for companies seeking to set up in the DIFC (both non-regulated as well as regulated companies).
  2. Compliance support - being a retained outsourced Compliance Officer/MLRO or mentoring new or less experienced Compliance Officers/MLROs.
  3. Compliance reviews – these could be focused on a specific area of the business or a general health check to assess whether a firm’s systems and controls are functioning as they should.
  4. Drafting Compliance Manuals, Anti Money Laundering Manuals, policies, procedures and designing systems and controls to mitigate risk.
  5. Training – they assist clients in providing a wide range of regulatory, Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Terrorist Financing related training.


Ben Holt, CEO said “We want to say thank you to our clients, the DFSA and the DIFC who have worked with us over the past 5 years. Our close relationships with all stakeholders means that HOLT consultancy can truly add value to their business. I would also like to thank all HOLT consultancy employees for their professionalism and commitment over the past 5 years” 


HOLT consultancy’s vision is to be the premier choice for companies when selecting a professional compliance and risk management service provider.


HOLT’s mission is to develop their client's business through premier quality and expert execution by focusing on their needs and providing business solutions. They strive to offer a service that exceeds expectations through its commitment to clients, adding maximum value to their business and protecting their reputation.


If HOLT consultancy can help you meet your compliance requirements, please contact us by email using or call +971 4 386 6360.