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SJP sees funds under management jump by £1bn

St. James’s Place has reported a £1bn increase in funds under management in the first quarter of 2011.

The firm reported funds under management of £28bn at March 31, 2011, a 4 per cent increase from the start of the year and a 20 per cent increase on the £21.4bn of assets at the end of March 2010.

Total new business rose 18 per cent to stand at £156.7m at the end of the first quarter of 2011, this compares to £133.3m in the first quarter of 2010.

The firm reported a 16 per cent increase in total new single investments, from £1.1bn in Q1, 2010 to £1.3bn in the first quarter of this year.

SJP also reported combined unit trust and Isa investments of £360.3m, up 22 per cent on the £295.6m in the first quarter of last year. Isa business alone rose 28 per cent.

SJP has also announced the appointment of Sir Charles Gregson as chairman. Gregson will become chairman from January 1, 2012. Mike Wilson, co-founder of St. James’s Place will become a life president of St. James’s Place alongside Sir Mark Weinberg and will retire as chairman and as a director of the company on December 31, 2011.

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  1. Exasperated Me 5th May 2011 at 9:25 am

    Such a big pyramid.

    Such a ‘Switched’ on kind of firm.

  2. IFA Defence Union 5th May 2011 at 9:27 am

    Mark Weinberg, haven’t heard much about him since… when was it Mark?

    Remember the LAUTRO assumed expenses Mark?

    What a shambles.

  3. A pure sales organisation that thrives on the back of a brand that purports to offer a ‘unique’ investment proposition. Why do so many people not see past the slick suited sales people that are SJP partners!

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