Britain's Most Admired Companies 2011: Speciality & other finance sector

Financial services have long been the lynchpin of the UK economy but the sector has seen much turmoil in recent years. From hedge funds to private equity, wealth managers to brokers, this is a business where money really matters.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

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Despite (or because of?) the current financial turmoil, derivatives trader IG Group has posted record profits of £163m this year. This is the firm’s second consecutive sector win. Second place ‘investment supermarket’ Hargreaves Lansdown has bucked the market trend to post a 2011 turnover in excess of £200m, and the value of client investments administered by the firm is up £7.1bn to £24.6bn this year. Global asset management company Schroders now has £182.2bn worth of client funds under its sway, and a robustly diverse portfolio. Aberdeen Asset Management CEO Martin Gilbert takes a glass half-full approach: 'Market volatility creates opportunities for long-term investors with a fundamental approach like Aberdeen.'

BMAC 2011 by sector: Speciality & other finance

  QMan Rank FS Rank QG&S Rank AAT Rank
Aberdeen Asset Management 6.3 6 6.6 5 6.8 5 6.8 5
Ashmore Group 6.3 8 6.6 4 7.0 3 6.9 4
Hargreaves Lansdown 6.6 3 8.0 2 7.5 1 7.5 1
IG Group 8.5 1 7.5 3 7.5 1 7.5 1
ICAP 6.5 4 6.5 6 6.4 6 6.2 7
Investec 6.3 5 6.2 7 5.7 9 5.5 9
Man 5.9 9 5.5 10 5.8 8 6.3 6
Provident Financial 6.7 2 5.9 9 6.1 7 5.8 8
Schroders 6.3 6 8.1 1 7.0 3 7.0 3
3i 5.3 10 6.0 8 5.7 9 5.2 10

6.5
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6.5
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VLTI Rank CI Rank QMar Rank C&ER Rank  UCA Rank TOTAL Rank
Aberdeen Asset Management 6.9 3 6.3 5 6.3 4 5.5 4 6.6 3 58.1 4
Ashmore Group 7.1 2 6.1 6 5.4 7 5.1 10 5.6 8 56.1 5
Hargreaves Lansdown 5.4 9 6.8 2 6.6 3 5.5 4 7.0 1 60.9 2
IG Group 6.0 5 7.5 1 7.3 1 5.3 7 6.8 2 63.8 1
ICAP 6.4 4 6.4 3 5.3 9 5.9 1 5.8 6 55.4 6
Investec 5.5 8 4.3 10 5.3 8 5.2 9 5.3 10 49.3 10
Man 5.4 9 6.1 6 5.6 6 5.3 7 5.5 9 51.3 8
Provident Financial 6.0 5 6.0 8 6.1 5 5.8 2 5.8 6 54.2 7
Schroders 7.3 1 6.4 3 6.8 2 5.5 4 6.2 4 60.6 3
3i 5.7 7 5.5 9 5.2 10 5.7 3 6.0 5 50.2 9

6.2
6.1
6.0
5.5
6.1
559.8

Key

QMan
FS
QG&S
AAT
VLTI
CI
Q Mar
C&ER
UCA
Quality of Management
Financial Soundness
Quality of Goods & Services
Ability to Attract, Develop and Retain Top Talent
Value as a Long Term Investment
Capacity to Innovate
Quality of Marketing
Community and Environmental Responsibility
Use of Corporate Assets

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