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Name: David Holmes
Phone: +33(0)5 53 81 46 49
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Expat since: 2010
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Family: Married to Christine with two grown up children who teach in Greater London. Lives in St. Geraud de Corps near Montpon in the Dordogne.
Hobbies: Cycling – recently completed a 800 mile ride ending in the Dordogne.

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David has been in financial services for more than 40 years, spending more than 12 years with a leading UK insurer, initially in his native Isle of Man and subsequently in the UK. In the mid-‘80s the burgeoning International Life Insurance in the Isle of Man provided a broader experience including involvement in the start-up of a brand new company, ultimately progressing to become a Director. During this period David was both Secretary and then Chairman of MIA [Manx Insurance Association], a body representing the industry to Government and regulators.

Having been involved with both clients and their advisers throughout his career, David then joined two International IFA businesses and was a founder member of The Spectrum IFA group in 2003. The wheel has turned full circle and David’s interest in looking after clients and being in France has enabled him to take over a portfolio of clients in and around the Dordogne area. David also holds a small number of non-executive directorships including being Chairman of an Isle of Man Insurer.