Magazine article Management Today

Britain's Most Admired Companies 2016: MT Company Showcase - St James's Place Wealth Management

Magazine article Management Today

Britain's Most Admired Companies 2016: MT Company Showcase - St James's Place Wealth Management

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Wealth management


Head office: 1 Tetbury Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1FP

Number of employees: 3,259 advisers within the St. James's Place Partnership and 1,445 employees across the UK

Company summary

St. James's Place is a FTSE 100 company that provides highly personalised face-to-face wealth management advice, investment management and related services to individuals, trustees and businesses Established as one of the UK's leading wealth management organisations, with geographical reach extending to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, we have over pounds 71bn of client funds under management. Our dedicated advice service is delivered to clients through our expert advisers, known collectively as the St. James's Place Partnership - so called because of the way they work in partnership with clients.

Promotion and development

We offer a unique opportunity for experienced financial advisers to join the St. James's Place Partnership. For City professionals or people with a non-finance background, the St. James's Place Academy offers exceptional individuals the opportunity to join us via our training and development programme. Our Gloucestershire-based headquarters and network of administration offices offer a wide range of positions, from marketing and IT to asset management and technical support, as well as internships for both A-level and university undergraduate students. We have gone on to create an apprenticeship scheme, and more recently a graduate programme, to introduce young people with new ideas and skills into our company; and to provide them with numerous routes for development and progression across all areas of our business.

Company culture

Core to our culture is the building and maintaining of long-term relationships with our clients. These relationships endure because they are founded on mutual respect and trust. Most clients stay with their Partner indefinitely, appreciating a source of trusted advice as their financial needs evolve over the years. We are very much a people business, both in the dedicated service we provide and in the proactive and caring ethos shared and encouraged by everyone in our organisation.

Diversity and social responsibility

The growing tax burden, continuing low interest rates, Brexit uncertainty, new pension freedoms and increasing life expectancy all add to the need for people to seek advice regarding their long-term financial future. …

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