KBL to acquire UBS Belgium 13/11/2014
Brown Shipley Qatari backed parent is to buy UBS Belgium.
Has Canaccord Genuity really thrown its hat in the ring for Coutts? 10/11/2014
Canaccord Genuity Group, the big Canadian wealth manager and brokerage, may have decided to put a bid in for the Coutts businesses up for sale, speculation circulating in the London wealth market suggests.
The FF&P/Stonehage merger: a potentially overlooked cost saving 07/11/2014
Mergers sometimes have the potential to reduce costs, especially where there are areas of overlap. This will almost certainly be the case at Stonehage Fleming & Partners (SF&P), the outcome of the merger between Stonehage and Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P).
FF&P and Stonehage merger aims to leverage scale and scope to generate growth and profitability in the UK & international family office services market 07/11/2014
Scale and scope are not attributes usually associated with the family office sector, especially in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). But this will no longer be the case following the announcement that Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P) and Stonehage are to merge to create a new firm called Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners (SF&P) (see thewealthnet 06/11/2014).
Fleming Family Partners and Stonehage to merge 06/11/2014
London-based Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P) is to merge with Stonehage, a fiduciary, trust and wealth management firm with South African antecedents, to create a new group called Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners.
UK expat specialist makes French acquisition 04/11/2014
Blevins Franks, which specilaises in providing international tax and wealth management advice to UK nationals living in Europe, has acquired Siddalls France (Siddalls) from IFG Group.
UK serial acquirer considers raising finance for more purchases 04/11/2014
AFH Financial, which has made seven acquisitions over the past twelve months, is considering “additional financing options and may use fixed interest instruments, alongside its equity base, to introduce a modest level of gearing into the company's balance sheet in the current financial year” to help make more acquisitions.
AFH Financial acquires UK regional financial planning firm 03/11/2014
AFH Financial Group has acquired chartered financial planners Knight O’Byrne, which is headquartered in Cornwall.
Old Mutual and Henderson merge property funds 24/10/2014
Old Mutual Property Fund is to merge with Henderson UK Property OEIC to form a £2.7 billion fund.
Close Brothers sells German business 22/10/2014
Close Brothers Group has sold Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG, its securities business in Germany.