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Arch expands into Asia and Middle East

Arch Financial Products, the investment manager, has bought a 48 percent stake in offshore IFA firm Financial Partners Group.

FP Group is established in the Middle East and Asia and focuses on investment, wealth management and advisory services for private clients, corporates and expatriates.

Arch says the new deal will help boost its presence in Asia and the Middle East and provide a platform for its alternative investments product range. It plans to develop customised products to suit Asian and Middle Eastern investors in conjunction with FP Group’s banking arm, FP Bank.

Arch Group CEO Robin Farrell says: “FP Group provides a highly complementary platform in terms of business mix and geographical spread of clients. They are well positioned to benefit from the emerging market trends in the asset management and wealth management sectors.”


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