The losses on ordinary activities before tax compare with more severe losses in 2007 of £7.3m.
Adviser numbers grew from 1,254 to 1,527 and gross commission income was up by 40 per cent from £60m to £84m. The goodwill payment for the Mint acquisition was £1.4m to be written off over 20 years.
IFA firm Clarkson Hill made a loss of £669,000 for the 17 mon-ths to the end of 2008, compared with a profit of just over £25,000 for the 12 months to the end of July 2007. In early 2008, the group changed its financial year-end as its historical year-end of July did not match with its operational timetable.
Turnover increased by 12 per cent to £29m compared with £18.3m at the end of July 2007. New single-premium investment business, rose by 27m to £270m with total funds under advice reaching £989m from £712m.