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Smith & Williamson wins two prestigious industry awards

  • Written By: Mark Gee
  • Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:49 GMT

Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services firm, has been honoured with two significant industry awards in one week.

Awards And Ratings

Citywire Wealth Manager Investment Performance Awards

The firm won the ‘Best Large Firm’ award at Citywire’s Wealth Manager Investment Performance Awards.

The awards are based on analysis from performance research firm ARC, and are strictly quantitative, focusing on risk-adjusted performance over a three-year period. They are awarded to managers who deliver consistently great performance for their clients.

Smith & Williamson was also shortlisted in the ‘best cautious strategy’ and ‘best balanced strategy’ categories.

British Accountancy Awards - ‘National Firm of the Year’

Smith & Williamson was awarded ‘National Firm of the Year’, as the firm most able to demonstrate significant added value for clients across all service areas – and how those services are fundamental in enabling clients to achieve their business goals.

The firm’s submissions focussed on the strength of its client offering, including its services supporting ‘scaling’ businesses and entrepreneurs, the company’s strong financial performance, extensive talent programmes and technology investment and development programme.

Commenting Kevin Stopps, co-chief executive of Smith & Williamson, said: “these awards are a fantastic endorsement of our firm’s emphasis not only on quality of advice but also excellence of client service and outcomes. We strive to be the UK’s most respected independent provider of complementary financial and professional services and recognition of this kind only serves to spur us on to continually invest in our people, platforms and technology base for their benefit.”

About us

Smith & Williamson is an independently owned financial and professional services group. The firm is a leading provider of investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients, professional practices, entrepreneurs and mid-to-large corporates. The group’s c1,700 staff operate from a network of twelve offices: London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton.

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Notes to editors
Smith & Williamson is an independently owned professional and financial services group with over 1,700 people. The group is a leading provider of investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients, professional practices and mid-to-large corporates. The group has twelve offices; these are in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton.

Smith & Williamson LLP

Regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for a range of investment business activities. A member of Nexia International.

Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLP

Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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