We work as a team of specialists, with each member bringing their own area of expertise to benefit and guide your financial decisions.

Our clients are at the core of everything we do and they benefit from a first-class experience that surrounds their needs and aspirations. We ensure our client’s success by fully understanding their needs and aligning our interests with theirs. Our clients value the close communication throughout the relationship and the educational framework we provide so they fully understand the financial decisions they make. This leads to positive outcomes and long fruitful relationships.

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Bart Kendall
Managing Partner
Bart Kendall
Managing Partner

As the Managing Partner of Credence International, Bart has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Credence, Bart was Director of Wealth Management at Globaleye. In his current role, Bart is responsible for developing growth strategies and provides strategic leadership, client acquisition and executive management to the firm. Bart is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner through the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments International Certificate in Wealth Management. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Loughborough University.

Chris Ferguson
Founder & Senior Private Client Advisor
Chris Ferguson
Founder & Senior Private Client Advisor

Chris Ferguson is the Founder & Senior Private Client Advisor of Credence International. Chris formed Credence to bring credible financial advice to the offshore marketplace. Chris has been in financial services throughout his whole career, and qualified originally in 2002 with the Chartered Institute of Insurance, Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and Institute of Financial Services. With experience in the GCC, United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Chris has worked in Dubai since 2006. Chris entered the financial service sector to enable as many people as possible benefit from freedom and choice in life by making good decisions rather than experience stress and anxiety over money. Chris believes that you always need to be developing to evolve so leads from the front with personal development and is hoping to achieve chartered status in 2018. Chris is also keen on tech startups, venture capital, private equity and fintech. In this spare time, Chris enjoys family time with with his two young children and has a keen interest in cars and motorsport, the gym and cycling.

Graeme Field
Director & Head of Corporate Services
Graeme Field
Director & Head of Corporate Services

Graeme has spent over 30 years in the Banking and Finance Sector covering a variety of roles including Corporate Manager with Lloyds Bank, Corporate Financial Planning Manager with Barclays, Independent Financial Adviser with HSBC for 9 years before taking over the team as Area Manager in 2010.
His career brought him to UAE in 2013 as a Senior Manager with HSBC before joining Credence.
Graeme holds the coveted Chartered Financial Planner status, the highest level of qualification in the UK and one which puts him in an ideal place to provide advice on more complex financial planning arrangements and corporate solutions.
As our Head of Corporate Services, Graeme predominantly looks after the financial needs of SMEs in UAE, such as gratuity liability management, group savings and medical schemes, together with the potentially more complex personal needs of executives and upper management.
Married with 2 grown up sons, Graeme enjoys all sport including golf as well as far eastern holidays.

Nicholas Dillett
Private Client Advisor
Nicholas Dillett
Private Client Advisor

Nicholas graduated from MMU Business School with an Honours Degree in Business & Accounting and progressed into the insurance and contract negotiation sector. Nicholas has since become a fully UK qualified financial advisor via the London Institute of Banking & Finance and is working towards Chartered Financial Planner status.

Trisha D’souza
Office Manager
Trisha D’souza
Office Manager

Trisha D’souza is the Office Manager at Credence International. Trisha has been working in the Financial Services Industry since 2010 and has extensive experience in the customer service, administrative and office managerial sectors. Trisha joined Credence as a Financial Administrator in 2014 and later rose to the rank of an Office Manager. Her duties include responding and networking with clients, ensuring employee growth satisfaction, as well as communicating with upper management about departmental needs. It is Trisha’s unusual ability to communicate and bridge the gap between what’s done and what others say can’t be accomplished, that makes her stand out above the rest when it comes to leadership and abilities. Trisha has completed her schooling from North Albion Collegiate Institute – Canada.