Brewin Dolphin Cardiff celebrates regional award win
10 March 2017
Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin’s Cardiff office is celebrating after winning ‘best DFM (Discretionary Fund Manager) in Wales’ at the prestigious Citywire Wealth Manager Regional Stars Awards 2017, which took place on 2 March.
The 40-strong Cardiff office has within it a dedicated team that deals with IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) clients and is managed by experienced investment manager and divisional director for the Agent Partnership team, Simon Chicken. The Cardiff team comprises ten portfolio managers, eight administrators and two business development managers. The win marks the second consecutive year that the Cardiff office has won this award.
The Citywire Wealth Manager Regional Stars Awards are esteemed within the financial services industry as they are voted for by the IFA community, and therefore act as a platform for financial planners to rate discretionary firms on the quality of their service and investment proposition.
Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK's leading independently-owned wealth managers, boasted an impressive haul of wins at this year’s Citywire awards, winning four out of the eight regions. The other Brewin Dolphin offices to win were: Glasgow (Scotland and Northern Ireland), Exeter (South West) and Ipswich (East).
The award win adds further impetus to Brewin Dolphin’s strategy of building a stronger UK intermediary channel, which saw a 15% increase in fund inflows in 2016, with Brewin Dolphin being named the most used discretionary fund manager by IFAs (according to Defaqto’s 2016 survey). Leading the charge on this are 17 regional-based business development managers who specifically service the IFA market.
Simon Chicken, divisional director, Agent Partnership team, at Brewin Dolphin (Cardiff) said: ‘We are thrilled with our win for best DFM in Wales at the Citywire Wealth Manager Regional Stars Awards. Since launching our dedicated team, we have received overwhelming feedback from the financial adviser community in Wales. Our disciplined and robust approach, coupled with our proven performance and service, has allowed us to grow an enviable reputation in the marketplace, which has led to an increasing demand for these services. Winning this award reflects all the hard work my team has put in to building relationships with the adviser community, alongside enhancing the service and support that we are able to provide.’
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About Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK's leading independently-owned providers of discretionary wealth management. With £36.4* billion in funds under management, we offer award-winning personalised wealth management services that meet the varied needs of over 100,000 account holders, including individuals, charities and pension funds.
We give clients security and wellbeing by helping them to protect and grow their wealth, in order to enrich their lives by achieving their goals and aspirations. Our services range from bespoke, discretionary investment management to retirement planning and tax-efficient investing. Our focus on discretionary investment management has led to significant growth in client funds and we now manage £30.1* billion on a discretionary basis.
In line with the premium we place on personal relationships, we’ve built a network of 28 offices across the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland, staffed by qualified investment managers and financial planners. We are committed to the most exacting standards of client service, with long-term thinking and absolute focus on our clients' needs at the core.
We are proud of our success and have the vision and ambition to grow into the UK's leading provider of discretionary wealth management. We were awarded a 5 star Defaqto 2016 rating for DFM Managed Portfolio, the City of London Wealth Management Awards for Best Discretionary Service Award 2015 and the Portfolio Adviser Gold Award for Best Cautious Portfolio Manager 2015 - Large Firm. We are committed to building on our strong track record and delivering continued value to both our clients and shareholders.
*as of 31 December 2016