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Best Wealth Management Adviser – Mattioli Woods

The judges unanimously agreed that Mattioli Woods stood out from the rest. They were impressed with the professionalism of the firm, highlighting it had a “very convincing and good business”. In particular, the judges flagged the charging structure, which was lower than most and “flexible and reasonable”. The performance of portfolios at Mattioli backed up their strong processes, with the judges also being impressed by the range of funds and portfolios available to clients. One judge noted the company’s approach to fact-finding and risk questionnaires stood out from the competition.

The judges awarded highly commended to City Asset Management, saying the firm was very client-centric. What stood out was the firm’s “genuinely bespoke” portfolios and its focus on real returns. The judges noted the robust investment process at the firm, but also its keen focus on minimising dealing costs to reduce overall charges.


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Harpsden Wealth Management
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Skerritts Wealth Management
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MAS shelves digital support service and cuts nine roles

The Money Advice Service has shelved plans to introduce a piloted digital service as it put nine roles at risk of redundancy due to scrapping its entire marketing budget. The MAS announced its 2016/17 business plan today, which confirmed its overall budget would reduce by 7.5 per cent to £75m and its £8.83m marketing budget would […]

Three catalysts for European equities

By Rob Burnett, Manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund In recent weeks, the bear case for European equities has become more pronounced on the back of weaker-than-expected GDP data and deflation concerns. This softening in economic momentum has led some investors to question whether the ECB is behind the curve and indeed whether it […]


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