Excellence through a passion for positive change

AES International has pioneered the delivery of professional financial services within the international sector. This success is built upon a highly differentiated vision and a real passion for introducing positive change to the lives of our clients.

In recognition of these efforts, AES International has received the following accolades which add substance to the life changing vision and strategy that is exported to the international clients we serve.

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Bupa Global

2019 - Top Producer in Africa, India and the Middle East

"Our diverse global team puts clients first - encouraging them to make healthcare a priority while keeping costs low. It's a winning combination - and we're proud to be recognised for it."

- Sam Instone, CEO

International Adviser

2018 - Best Adviser Firm (Middle East)
2018 - Excellence in Professional Development (Middle East)
2018 - Excellence in Business Strategy (Middle East)
2018 - Excellence in Business Strategy (UK)
2017 - Best Adviser Firm (Europe)
2017 - Excellence in Business Strategy (UK)
2016 - Best Practice Adviser Firm (Global)
2016 - Best Adviser Firm (Middle East)
2016 - Excellence in Professional Development (Middle East)
2016 - Excellence in Client Service (Middle East)
2016 - Excellence in Professional Development (Europe)
2016 - Excellence in Social Media (Europe)
2016 - Excellence in Business Transformation (Europe)

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Financial Times New Breed Adviser

2010 - Best Transitional Adviser
2009 - Adviser Firm of the Year - Training and Development Programme (Shortlisted)
2009 - Adviser Firm of the Year - Treating the Customer Fairly Programme (Shortlisted)

Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100

2012 - Best Management Team

Sam Instone and John Viney were among the 300 founders and directors of Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest growing sales.

2012 - Fastest Growing Financial Services Firm (second consecutive year) and 4th fastest growing business in the UK (rising from 11th place in 2011, becoming the first ever financial services firm to rise in the rankings)

2011 - Fastest Growing Financial Services Firm
11th fastest growing business in the UK

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Investors in People

2013 - Investors in People Champion Status

AES joins the top 1% of all IIP-accredited businesses and will act as an ambassador for the scheme, inspiring other organisations by sharing advice on how developing people can lead to improved business performance.

2012 - Investors in People Gold Status
(after satisfying 161 individual evidence requirements).

2009 – Investors in People Status awarded

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2014 - Best Support Service (Finalist)
2013 - Best Recruitment and Development (Shortlisted)
2013 - Best Network (Shortlisted)
2012 - Adviser Training & Professional Development (Finalist)
2010 - Best Network and Support Services (Shortlisted)
2010 - Best Adviser Training and Professional Development (Shortlisted)
2009 - Best Use of Technology by an Adviser (Finalist)

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Professional Adviser

2013 - Best International Financial Planning Firm 
2013 - Best International Private Wealth Manager (Highly Commended)
2012 - Best International Wealth Manager (Highly Commended)

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (UK)

2013 - Sam Instone, CEO (Finalist, London and the South)

Sam was named as one of the UK’s most inspiring business leaders.

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Global Mobility & Immigration Awards

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

Wealth & Money Management Awards

2014 - Best Global Offshore Banking Team
2014 - Best Private Wealth Management Adviser (UAE)

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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)

Acquisition International - International Finance Awards

2017 - Best International Wealth Management Practice (EMEA)

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International Investments 2017

International Investment

2017 - Best Practice in Offshore (Middle East)

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