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Mark Hollingsworth


International Financial Adviser



Previous Experience

Mark’s acclaimed career in financial services spans over 30 years. Having worked for two of the UKs’ largest Life Offices in Edinburgh specializing in UK pensions, he moved to Malta in 1999. Since then he has successfully built up a private wealth management company in Malta that has helped private investors, families and Trusts for over 13 years. Mark decided to join Blacktower in 2016, bringing his wealth of experience as both a business owner and professional adviser to the Group.

  • 2003 –  2016 Director of Hollingsworth International Financial Services Ltd (Malta)
  • 1999 – 2002 International Financial Adviser with PIC (Malta) Ltd
  • 1998 – 1999 Scottish Widows, Edinburgh
  • 1985 – 1998 Standard Life, Edinburgh      

Areas of Expertise

  • Advice on the suitability of overseas pension transfers (QROPS) and UK Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs)
  • Wealth Management for High Networth individuals and Trusts
  • Estate and Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Tax efficient investment structures
  • Residency assistance and tax planning


Financial Planning Certificates (FPC1,2,3)

Advanced Financial Planning Certificates (APFS) in G10 Taxation & Trusts, G20 Personal Investment Planning and G60 Pensions.


  • Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII)
  • Member of Din L-Art Helwa, The National Trust of Malta
  • Member of the Royal Malta Golf Club
  • Member of the Royal Malta Yacht Club


‘My wife and I have recently moved our individual UK pensions overseas. We both needed independent, honest and impartial advice as this was a huge step for both of us. We dealt with Mark Hollingsworth and he provided all of the above. Pension transfers are immensely complicated nowadays but Mark made us feel completely at ease with the whole process and ensured everything was completed in a timely and efficient manor always keeping us up to date with the progress of the process.
He also offered very sound and sensible advice on how to invest the monies.
I am more than happy to give Mark and Blacktower a 5 star rating.’ – Russel Barber, Trustpilot.

‘From the first time I made contact with Blacktower FM they have been helpful, professional and made time to understand my position. The advise they gave me was first class, they take time to explain and guide you through everything step of the way always ensuring you understand what’s happening throughout the whole process with an open and transparent attitude.
I couldn’t be happier as they are always on hand if you have further issues or questions.
You are made to feel as if you are part of the Blacktower family and I have a new friend in my life thank you Mark.’ – Wes Day, Trustpilot.

‘I found working with Mark and his team at Blacktower FM a fantastic experience. They were at all times very professional in their advice, provided a very solid and relevant solution to ours requirements and attentive at all times. Even sorting out our transfer of funds from the then current provider, which was a really difficult situation to manage, but Mark and his team persisted and closed the deal, without Blacktower’s assistances, we would still be trying to close out today. All in all a great experience working with Mark and the Blacktower team and I would highly recommend their services to anybody who is in need of financial advise and planning.’ – Paul Mansell, Trustpilot.

‘My wife and I first contacted Mark Hollingsworth around the year 2012. Since then over the years, we have encountered one or two financial situations of concern. At these times, Mark was on hand providing guidance and assistance, bringing us peace of mind. To this day our financial matters are safely settled, but even so, Mark remains our one and only go to financial advisor should any concerns or queries come to light. We would personally recommend him to anyone requiring financial services or advice. He is friendly, understanding and very easy to talk to.’ – David Hook, Trustpilot.

‘Mark Hollingsworth is a very professional and knowledgeable financial adviser. He is extremely friendly and has always given me the best advice possible. Mark always goes above and beyond the call of duty always prompt in answering any queries I have and keeps me fully informed on my investment that was transferred via Blacktower Cyprus from another pension provider that I was having issues with. Best contact I could ever have made.’ – Andrew Hayward, Trustpilot.

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