Investment Outlook January 2021
In the January issue we look back on a tumultuous year and discuss the opportunities for the year ahead.
Smith & Williamson continues to monitor developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Enterprise: Profit with purpose…
In this issue, we interview entrepreneurs who are changing the world for the better - whether that is electrifying the emerging world, tackling homelessness or making us all feel a little more calm.
Law firm survey 2020
Now in its twenty-sixth year, our 2020 law firm survey, developed in association with The Lawyer, reveals many law firms were ill-prepared for the seismic shock from the coronavirus outbreak. The crisis has cast an uncomfortable light on firms with poor financial management or without the necessary technology infrastructure. The pandemic already appears to be widening the gap between law firms, with some now under real pressure.
Brexit: latest updates
Insights and analysis of the impact of Brexit on businesses and individuals
Top 50 UK law firms: accounts analysis
The legal market saw another strong year, with buoyant demand for legal services driving strong revenue and profit growth across the sector. However, with little improvement in lock-up or cash levels, the sector looked vulnerable as it headed into the COVID-19 crisis.
Family Business Survey
Engaging the next generation for business-owning families has always been necessary; now it has the added context of increasing human longevity. Our survey aims to reveal a range of insights into the challenges faced by families in their intra-generational planning.
Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame
Meet the entrepreneurs who have aimed higher and worked smarter.
Support for today, prepared for tomorrow
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Tilney and Smith & Williamson complete merger
Welcome to Smith & Williamson
For over a century, we have managed the financial affairs of private clients and their business interests. With over 1,700 people in 11 offices in the UK, Ireland and Jersey, we are a leading investment management business and one of the UK’s ten largest accountancy firms. Clients, whether individuals or companies, value our ability to provide tailored financial and professional services to enable them to achieve their ambitions.
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How we can help you
We offer a wide range of private client wealth services to support you. From planning for the future, to leaving a legacy, to helping you with changing circumstances such as divorce or later life care, we bring together the knowledge and expertise of more than 1,400 people. We think deeply about the right solution for you, taking input from across the business, but with a single, senior point of contact. We believe this personal, thoughtful approach sets our business apart.
Preparing future finances
To start planning for the future you need both practicality and vision. We can help navigate today’s regulation and financial markets to build wealth for tomorrow.
It can be unnerving to picture the world after you’re gone. No-one wants to leave their loved ones behind. But there are certain steps you can take to help ensure they are looked after.
Managing life's changes
As life takes its different courses, we can help you with a range of services to navigate unpredictable and changing circumstances and, ultimately, support you when you need it most.
We are an experienced guardian of a family’s assets and financial affairs, acting for clients including entrepreneurs and long established families with substantial private capital and varied business interests.
How we can help your business
Whether you need support on acquisitions or to raise funding, we have an unrivalled network to help you achieve your strategic goals. We offer a range of services to sustain growth or secure an exit. Our expertise covers international expansion and new markets, but also trade sale advice, IPO support and financial planning post-exit. At each stage, we think about the solution that fits your particular needs, drawing on the knowledge of the whole business.
We work with entrepreneurs and management teams at every stage of the business lifecycle.
Expanding your business in to the UK
We deliver high touch, high quality, bespoke solutions to help you confidently expand, consolidate and compete in the UK, offering wide ranging capabilities for your business and its leaders.
Expanding your business internationally
With wide ranging capabilities in over 100 countries we deliver high touch, high quality, bespoke solutions to help both established and scaling businesses expand, consolidate and compete in new markets.
Services for listed companies and corporates
As a leading UK accountancy firm, we act as second provider for many listed companies and corporates, delivering a wide range of advice and services.
How we help professional advisers
Investment management - Funds
As a privately owned, boutique fund management business, we are dedicated to achieving strong fund performance and doing so with integrity. Our regulated funds cover equities, fixed interest and cash.
Investment management - DFM, MPS, AIM
We offer access to a managed portfolio service (MPS) and discretionary bespoke portfolios, drawing from our extensive experience and investment expertise.
Ambitious or cautious, professional practices need an advisor who understands the complexity and dynamism of their often mature, highly regulated, business environments.
Supporting technology company success through technical expertise, industry insight and valuable strategic advice.