Evelyn Partners delivers a record quarter of £1.7 billion of gross new assets in Q1 and a 10.6% increase in operating income

Evelyn Partners is pleased to announce a trading update for the three months ended 31 March. The quarter saw a record £1.7 billion of gross new assets added and net inflows of £673 million were 45.1% higher than the prior year, growing at an annualised rate of 5.1%, a significant increase from the 3.2% reported for Q1 last year.  Operating Income grew by 10.6% year-on-year, with strong performance in both Financial Services and Professional Services.

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Published: 26 Apr 2023 Updated: 26 Apr 2023

Evelyn Partners delivers a record quarter of £1.7 billion of gross new assets in Q1 and a 10.6% increase in operating income

Evelyn Partners is pleased to announce a trading update for the three months ended 31 March. The quarter saw a record £1.7 billion of gross new assets added and net inflows of £673 million were 45.1% higher than the prior year, growing at an annualised rate of 5.1%, a significant increase from the 3.2% reported for Q1 last year.  Operating Income grew by 10.6% year-on-year, with strong performance in both Financial Services and Professional Services.

Highlights

  • Group operating income in Q1 of £162.5 million, up 10.6% from £146.9 million in the same period last year, with strong performances from both the Financial Services and Professional Services businesses.
  • Gross inflows of new assets in Q1 were £1.7 billion, up 20.3% versus last year and equivalent to an annualised growth rate of 12.8% on opening assets.
  • Net inflows in Q1 were £673 million, up 45.1% compared to Q1 2022 and equating to an annualised growth rate of 5.1%.
  • Assets under Management & Advice (AuMA) increased by £1.4 billion to £54.4 billion over the quarter (31 December 2022: £53.0 billion).
  • Continued strong growth in Professional Services, with operating income of £45.2 million in Q1, up 20.9% compared to the same period last year.

 

Chris Woodhouse, Group Chief Executive, commented:

“The business has seen a very strong start to 2023. The three months to the end of March saw gross inflows of new assets at £1.7 billion, which was a record quarter for the business. Our net flows of £673 million were 45.1% up on the same quarter last year and equivalent to an annualised growth rate of 5.1%. Our fast-growing professional services business also experienced continued excellent momentum, generating 20.9% higher operating income in the first quarter than the same period last year.

“Our strong new business generation is testament to the strength of our advice-led model and the value that both private clients and businesses place on trusted expertise during a period of economic uncertainty and rising taxation. Evelyn Partners’ strength lies in our ability to give integrated advice: we believe that the combination of having financial planners and investment managers working together to support clients is very powerful. Similarly, the rising UK tax burden is generating demand for our Professional Services business across both our private client and business tax advice teams, where we are able to provide clients with joined-up thinking.

“In less than a year since the group re-branded to Evelyn Partners, our new brand has been quickly established, supported by marketing, advertising campaigns and media coverage, with awareness levels already at the same level as the legacy brands. Since relaunching last summer, Bestinvest, our digital business for self-directed investors, has gained increased recognition, winning eight awards in Q1 and earning an ‘excellent’ rating by Trustpilot.

“We believe in advising clients close to where they are based. To better support Professional Services clients in the North of England, we acquired accountants and tax specialists Leathers LLP during the quarter, further bolstering our presence in the region. In April, we also acquired Cambridge-based accountancy firm Ashcroft, as well as onboarding a leading forensic disputes team from KPMG UK to similarly grow and develop our Professional Services business. It is also benefitting from increased external recognition, including being named Accountancy Firm of the Year in March by City AM.

“We have consistently demonstrated the ability to grow the business through different market environments. Our strength is rooted in the quality of our people and our distinctive model which integrates investment management and financial planning and our ability to support clients with their personal wealth and business interests. We see the business as exceptionally well-positioned to continue growing at a time when there is high demand for expert advice from individuals, families and businesses.”

ENDS

  

 

Assets under Management (£bn) as at 31 March 2023

Operating income (£m) as at 31 March 2023

 

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 in 2020. With £59.1 billion of assets under management (as at 31 December 2023), we are one of the largest UK wealth managers ranked by client assets and the seventh largest accountancy firm by ranked by Group fee income (source: Accountancy Age 50+50 rankings, 2023).

We have a network of offices in 30 towns and cities across the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands. Through our operating companies, we offer an extensive range of financial and professional services to individuals, family trusts, professional intermediaries, charities, and businesses.

Our purpose is to ‘place the power of good advice into more hands’, and we are uniquely well-placed to support clients with both their personal financial affairs and their business interests. Our personal wealth management services include financial planning, investment management, personal tax advice and, through Bestinvest, we have a multi award-winning online investment service for self-directed investors. For businesses, our wide range of services includes assurance and accounting, business tax advice, employee benefits, forensics

For further information please visit: www.evelyn.com