Blevins Franks are the leading international tax and wealth management advisers to British nationals living in Europe.
Rob Kay joined the firm in 1998 and established the first permanent office on the French Riviera.
Originally from Manchester, Rob met his wife Lisa in the South of France and both their children, Jamie and Harri, were born in Cannes. “Away from the office,” Rob says, “I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf, skiing and watching sport, especially Manchester United.”
Rob Kay has been with Blevins Franks for nearly 20 years.
During Rob’s time with Blevins Franks, the Valbonne office has grown from one Partner and 30 clients to a team of eight with over 350 clients. Rob is very proud of having built a strong client relationship with the support of his group. His motto “be flawless in client care” probably explains why the majority of his new clients come from referrals from existing ones.
“Together, we created a warm and welcoming workplace,” he explains. “Our aim is to give clients peace of mind, knowing they have taken all the steps to protect their wealth so that they can enjoy their chosen lifestyle and know their heirs will be well looked after.”
Rob has over 35 years’ experience in the Wealth Management and Estate Planning industry. In association with colleagues in Malta and London, he designs and provides Strategic Financial Planning Solutions.
Blevins Franks are responsible for over €2.4 billion in assets under advice. “However, you don’t have to be a millionaire to benefit from our services,” Rob points out.
“Wealth preservation is achieved by creating cross-border holistic strategies that minimise taxes and maximise capital appreciation. We combine our experience of the financial issues faced by British expatriates and our deep understanding of the local French tax regime and investment environment to offer the best solutions.”
Blevins Franks have been operating for over 40 years: they have 30 Partners and 17 Private Client Managers, based in 22 offices in France, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta and the UK.
Adds Rob, “We believe in controlled expansion and growing gracefully. I am delighted that Blevins Franks has opened an office in Monaco. We see this as an important and natural development, improving access for clients east of Nice towards the Italian border and in the Principality itself.”
If you are British and live in France or Monaco, consider speaking to Blevins Franks.