The very beginnings of what is now the Blacktower Group can be traced back to 1986 and in the more than three decades since the firm opened its doors for the first time it has grown into one of the industry's most respected providers of independent wealth management and ex-pat investment management advice. Indeed, the growth of Blacktower is reflected in the status of its Managing Director and founder, John Westwood, who is now a board member of The Federation of European Independent Financial Advisors.
However, the journey into ex-pat investment management didn't begin until 1996 when Blacktower opened its office in the Algarve, Portugal. Soon afterwards, what is now Blacktower Financial Management (International) Ltd's head office opened in Gibraltar. Nowadays, these offices are just two of sixteen around Europe, with a further office in GrandCayman – all evidence of Blacktower's commitment to reaching out to new clients and continued growth.