The history of Unsworth & Associates stretches from 1979 until the present day…
Founder moves to the Netherlands
Jim Unsworth moves to the Netherlands at the invitation of his employer, a Canadian building materials & financial services conglomerate, to establish a Dutch holding company for the purposes of holding U.S. investments of the Canadian parent company.
Operations established on the Herengracht
The office at Herengracht 483 will serve some of Canada’s largest and most prestigious companies and pension funds over the next 30 years.
Current Principal moves to the Netherlands
Brad Unsworth arrives in the Netherlands and tells his wife that it will be for “just one year and then we’ll go back to Canada…”
A management services company, JMB International B.V., was incorporated to provide substance operations, initially, to Canadian corporate clients.
Incorporation of U & A Liquidators N.V., a designated entity to handle the liquidation of Dutch entities.
New business name
Unsworth & Associates B.V. incorporated, taking over the active business from JMB International B.V.
Luxembourg office opened followed by Geneva the next year (Geneva office closed in 2010).
U&A receives DNB license in Netherlands.
U&A receives CSSF license in Luxembourg.
Moving further along the canal
U&A moves to current office address at Herengracht 540, Amsterdam, next to the Waldorf Astoria hotel.