Britain's Most Admired Companies 2012: Speciality & other finance sector

These five hardy finance firms have impressed their industry rivals by venturing east to beat the recession.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Aberdeen Asset Management beats IG Group to the top spot in a pretty stable sector. Asian equity specialist AAM is one of the few FTSE 100 firms to have raised its dividend annually for the past five years. Spread-betting outfit IG Group has also profited from the Asian finance boom, with a 30% increase in revenues per client in its Singapore operation. At Hargreaves Lansdown, pre-tax profits are up 21% to £152.8m and founders Peter Hargreaves and Stephen Lansdown will scoop a £56m full-year dividend between them. Ashmore Group is pretty flush too. A raft of new business from Asian and Middle Eastern governments has increased its assets under management by 6.8% to $68bn (£42.4bn) in the last quarter.


- Go to the BMAC homepage

BMAC 2012 by sector: Speciality & other finance

Ranking Name Score
1. Aberdeen Asset Management
2. IG Group
3. Hargreaves Lansdown
4. Ashmore Group
5. Schroders 59.0

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