About Us

About Us

John Mather

In 1973 John left the manufacturing research world of IBM laboratories for a career in wealth management. In March 2020 he and his wife, Martha retired to live in Funchal, Madeira.

Émigré.eu is part of the solution to the desire of many individuals and families to redomicile to enjoy life in one of the worlds healthiest environments.

John’s first project, selling life insurance, morphed into a six branch Estate agency business with 76 staff based in the South East of England and London. The Chelsea office was retained, and the remaining offices sold to the Prudential and other institutions in 1988.

That property theme has run throughout John’s career, during which he has achieved over 70 sale and leaseback contracts of commercial buildings, the financing of the West London and Glasgow sites of the BBC, and the underwriting of a new head office for ICI in Manchester Square, Marylebone.

Since coming to Madeira, John has advised or participated in the acquisition of a number of properties in Funchal, Prazeres, Porto Santo, Calheta and Câmara de Lobos. Some of these were mentioned in an article in the Sunday Times July 20th.

John Mather

Through John’s career he has worked on a project basis with a number of personal projects and JV partners to optimize the financial position of all the participants. He built a wealth management business to manage 119 clients and £600M of assets. John has extensive contacts in the financial services world and if required can make recommendations.

The purchase of property in a new country can be a stressful exercise. That’s where emigre.eu comes in. John’s service relocates clients smoothly and efficiently with an experienced specialist on hand through the entire process.

“Too often jurisdiction, taxation and general wellbeing is ignored in the training of the tick box advisers today”

John Mather

Jessie Serrão

Raised in Madeira Island, possesses a profound affection for her picturesque homeland. Her love for an active lifestyle led to become a mountain guide, exploring and navigating the island's stunning landscapes with both expertise and enthusiasm. 

Having delved into the heart of Madeira through her work, Jessie has cultivated an intimate knowledge of its nooks and crannies, making her a trusted source for those seeking to truly experience the island. Her passion extends beyond the exploration of nature to a genuine interest in helping people.

Driven by this desire to assist, Jessie has carved out a unique role for herself in facilitating the relocation of individuals, aiming to streamline the process and eliminate potential challenges. Recognizing the complexities involved in property transactions, she dedicates herself to making the journey of purchasing homes and settling into the island life not only trouble-free but also enjoyable.

Jessie Serrao

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