Against a backdrop of Brexit and US Presidential uncertainty, Guardian Wealth Management enjoyed unprecedented growth in 2016 with revenues increasing by over 25% from 2015 and Adviser numbers increasing by more than a third.
Having already opened new offices in Abu Dhabi and added two industry heavyweights in the form of Mike Coady and Darren Jones, the company is now looking to double adviser numbers in 2017, building on their strong presence in Dubai, Qatar and Switzerland and is hoping to aggressively expand its ultra-high net worth offering from their prestigious new Mayfair offices.
In joint comment, Joint CEOs John Hasberry and David Howell said:
“Guardian has spent years, carefully building the foundations of a brand which has come to instil pride in both partners and clients. Now is the time for us to utilise our resources and experience to penetrate new markets and build new business opportunities around our current proposition.’
New Chief Commercial Officer Mike Coady commented:
“We have seen an exceptional start to the year and are delighted to report a 90% increase in new business compared to January 2016 and we are confident 2017 is set to be Guardian’s strongest year to date.
Discussing recruitment plans, Coady also added:
“While continuing to attract the cream of the crop of the advisory world, this year will see the first draft pass through our Graduate Academy. By reaffirming our commitment to invest in the development of the next generation of financial planners, this will allow Guardian to cement its place in the global financial advice arena for many years to come”