The Schroder family has maintained its position as the top retail financial services' presence in the 2004 Sunday Times Rich List of the 1,000 richest people in the UK.
But Bruno Schroder and family dropped to 27th place from 24th last year even though their fortune increased to £1.15bn from £893m in 2003.
Rothschild Asset Management chairman Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and family are in 66th place with £560m, up from 95th and £345m last year. Rothschild recently stepped down as chairman of the merchant bank last month.
Sir Martyn Arbib, who sold fund company Perpetual in 2000 for over £1bn has dropped to 172nd place from 131st while increasing his fortune marginally to £257m from £255m. Arbib is two places ahead of New Star chairman John Duffield, whose worth has risen to £256m from £220m.
American Martin Finegold, with £51m and a £41.2m share in specialist mortgage provider Kensington Group was a new entry at 769th.
Mike Edge, co-founder of Chase de Vere Investments, with a fortune of £50m, slipped to 777 from 689.
The co-owners of Bristol IFA firm Hargreaves Lansdown, Peter Hargreaves and Stephen Lansdown, dropped out of the list after entering it for the first time last year in joint 956th place.