Evelyn Partners acquires Arena Wealth’s investment management business

Evelyn Partners, the leading integrated wealth management and professional services group created from the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the investment management business of Arena Wealth. Arena Wealth is a London-based firm which specialises in advising leading sports and entertainment professionals, as well as entrepreneurs. The transaction will see approximately £90m of investment management assets transfer from Arena Wealth to Evelyn Partners and the establishment of an ongoing relationship between the two businesses.

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Published: 22 Sept 2022 Updated: 22 Sept 2022

Evelyn Partners acquires Arena Wealth’s investment management business

Evelyn Partners, the leading integrated wealth management and professional services group created from the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the investment management business of Arena Wealth. Arena Wealth is a London-based firm which specialises in advising leading sports and entertainment professionals, as well as entrepreneurs. The transaction will see approximately £90m of investment management assets transfer from Arena Wealth to Evelyn Partners and the establishment of an ongoing relationship between the two businesses.

As part of the transaction, Arena Wealth portfolio manager Ashley Thompson is joining Evelyn Partners’ Nottingham office. He has been at Arena Wealth since 2013 and previously had a background in family offices for high-net-worth individuals. Lauren Francis, who is a client administrator at Arena Wealth, will also be joining Evelyn Partners. Evelyn Partners will continue to work with Arena Wealth on an ongoing basis, as the firm’s partner of choice for investment management.

Bill Price, Managing Partner at Evelyn Partners commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Ashley and Lauren to Evelyn Partners. We have long supported sports and entertainment professionals and so there is a strong fit between Evelyn Partners and Arena Wealth. This deal recognises our ambition to continue growing our investment management business while at the same time ensuring that Arena Wealth’s prestigious clients will continue to receive a high-quality, personalised investment management service that is tailored to their needs. We look forward to also working with the Arena Wealth team on an ongoing basis.”  

David Lumley, Director at Arena Wealth added: “We are delighted to start this partnership with Evelyn Partners, who are best placed to assist with the domestic and international investment management requirements of our clients. We firmly believe that Evelyn Partners can continue to deliver the high level of investment management service our clients expect. Arena Wealth Partners will continue to provide clients the same comprehensive financial management service they have historically benefitted from.”

About Evelyn Partners

Evelyn Partners is the UK’s leading integrated wealth management and professional services group, created following the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson. With £52.0 billion of assets under management (as at 30 September 2022), it ranks as the second largest UK wealth manager measured by EBITDA and the sixth largest professional services firm ranked by fee income (source: Accountancy Age 50+50 rankings, 2021).

It has a network of offices across 26 towns and cities in the UK, as well as the Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands. Through its operating companies, the Group offers an extensive range of financial and professional services to individuals, family trusts, professional intermediaries, charities and businesses.

Evelyn Partners’ purpose is to ‘place the power of good advice into more hands’, and it is uniquely well-placed to support clients with both their personal financial affairs and their business interests. Evelyn Partner’s personal wealth management services include financial planning, investment management and advice, personal tax advice and, through Bestinvest, an award-winning online investment and coaching service for self-directed investors. For businesses, its wide range of services includes assurance and accounting, business tax advice, employee benefits, forensic advice, fund administration, fund governance, recovery and restructuring and transaction services. 

For further information please visit: www.evelyn.com

Disclaimer

By necessity, this briefing can only provide a short overview and it is essential to seek professional advice before applying the contents of this article. This briefing does not constitute advice nor a recommendation relating to the acquisition or disposal of investments. No responsibility can be taken for any loss arising from action taken or refrained from on the basis of this publication.

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