What our clients say about us
“After a 30+ year career in retail and commercial banking, I was fortunate to have accumulated a Defined Benefit (DB) pension scheme. I wanted to take advantage of pension freedoms, particularly flexibility of income drawdown in retirement and ensuring a legacy to pass on in the event of my death (neither afforded by the DB scheme). Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management provided comprehensive advice, and whilst the ultimate decision to transfer out of the DB scheme was clearly mine, Matt’s calm and assuring approach made the decision much easier. I would recommend, and indeed I have recommended Matt to several former colleagues in a similar situation to me.”
Nick Bailey - Head of Transformation, Legal Advisory – DWF - London
“Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management provided a genuine expert service on the transfer and consolidation of my UK pension funds into a custom built and cost efficient QROPS. His execution came with a detailed and researched report about suitability in light of my personal circumstances. His work is thorough, timely and insightful. And in the few years since the transfer occurred, he has remained responsive and willing to offer further advice. I confidently recommend his services”.
Guillaume Huteau – CRO - Carmignac Asset Management - London
“Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management facilitated the transfer of my International Pension Plans (IPPs) to a QROPS in 2017. Matt has been highly knowledgeable and trustworthy throughout the whole process. He can be relied upon to take care of any issues swiftly and accurately. He will also take the time to answer any questions. I have been very happy with his service and have recommended Matt to friends and business partners”.
Arndt Muthreich - Managing Director, Head of European Fixed Income Research - Stifel Europe - London
“I worked in London for a number of Investment Banks (Fixed Income & Derivatives Sales) for almost 20 years. During this period, I was resident in the UK but non-domiciled and I contributed to various International Pension Plans (IPPs). When I moved back to Italy to become a Private Banker in 2012, I realised that I needed to consolidate my IPPs and take control of my investments. I met various consultants in the international pensions space, and I did not trust anyone and even less the solutions they offered! At the end of 2017 I was finally referred to Matt MacGuire at Square Mile Asset Management by a former colleague, who had just restructured his IPPs exactly as I wanted. Dealing with Matt was great from the start: Matt is knowledgeable, reliable and transparent. He delivered exactly what I expected at the start of 2018. I would recommend Matt to anybody who has similar needs and I have already recommended Matt to friends and former colleagues”.
Enrico Cecchini - Senior Private Banker- FinecoBank - Milan
“Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management has helped me transfer and amalgamate various pension schemes into my SIPP over the years and have found him to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and capable. I have complete faith in Matt’s ability and would have no hesitation recommending him to my family and friends, he always manages to make an onerous process easy and seamless”.
Britt Lintner – Managing Director International Business Development- Entrust Global– London
“I was referred to Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management in late 2020, to facilitate the transfer of a Defined Benefit (DB) pension to a SIPP. From start to finish, Matt made the effort to explain in detail all the issues in a comprehensive and highly professional manner. There were some unforeseen hurdles on route, but Matt remained calm and persistent throughout and dealt with any issues arising in a timely fashion. Matt is helpful, straight and focussed. I’d recommend his services to anyone”.
Rupert Trotter – CEO- Aequitas Holdings Pte Ltd – Myanmar
“I have 25 years’ experience in investment banking, and I was looking for an adviser with a full set of skills and availability. Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management provided me with a personalised service and solutions to manage my pensions. I would highly recommend Matt as a knowledgeable and trustworthy professional. Thanks for all your assistance and advice”.
Ihab Saidi – Senior Convertible Bond Sales- Barclays Bank - Paris
“After 30+ years of work, I realised that I had zero control or visibility of my various UK and International Pension Plans. Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management organised, planned and optimised my various plans into a very efficient international structure and provided me with peace of mind as I approach full retirement. I have since recommended Matt to some of my closest friends without reservation.”
Robert Koenig – Investment Banker – Equity Capital Markets, M&A & TMT – Germany
“Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management consistently provides well thought-through advice in a timely manner. He is a trusted advisor”.
Bob Liao – Director – Zeus Capital – London
“As a non-domiciled resident and having worked for a number of international financial institutions in the City of London for more than 25 years, I had various International Pension Plans (IPPs). Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management was most helpful with his detailed understanding and experience in this area. Matt provided much appreciated, valuable advice to consolidate and restructure my IPPs into an efficient and flexible international structure to best support myself and my family for the years to come.”
Joachim Koolmann – Deal Partner- Vorsprung Industrieholding SCS - London
“I had a complicated situation with my various pension plans resulting from the fact that they had been accumulated from three different employments in London and were a combination of International Pension Plans (IPPs) and UK pension plans. Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management provided me with a clean and cost-effective international solution. He dealt with all counterparties in a very professional and pro-active fashion. He is always reachable and will provide solutions to issues. Matt has existing relationships with the pension intermediaries for the big banks which helps a smooth exit.”
Sylvie Sauton – Investment Banker - Equity Capital Markets - Paris
“Last year I was contacted by a pension administrator to remind me that in 1983 I had left behind (and subsequently forgotten) a UK Defined Benefit (DB) pension plan with a major UK food company. Pleasant surprise! I had also built up a UK based Defined Contribution (DC) SIPP. I wanted to convert the DB pension to a lump sum and transfer it into my existing SIPP. Seemed simple. But the only problem was that I had become a US citizen 20 years ago and I now live in Hawaii, so not so simple.
I was referred to Matt MacGuire of Square Mile Asset Management by my SIPP provider and he made the process easy and seamless. Over the course of just a few weeks he produced the necessary pension transfer report allowing me to transfer the DB pension into my SIPP. Matt managed to deal with my existing UK financial contacts without further involvement by me. I am happy to recommend Matt for this type of transaction.”
David Jenkins – Retired – Hawaii, USA