Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin’s Ipswich office is celebrating after winning ‘best DFM (Discretionary Fund Manager) in the East region’ at the prestigious Citywire Wealth Manager Regional Stars Awards 2017, which took place on 2 March. The Ipswich office looks after clients throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, and is headed by experienced investment manager Andrew Wheeler.
The awards are esteemed within the financial services industry as they are voted for by the IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) community, and therefore act as a platform for financial planners to rate discretionary firms on the quality of their service and investment proposition.
Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK's leading independently-owned wealth managers, boasts an impressive haul of wins at this year’s awards, winning four out of the eight regions. The other Brewin Dolphin offices to win were: Cardiff (Wales), Exeter (South West) and Glasgow (Scotland and Northern Ireland).
The award win adds further impetus to Brewin Dolphin’s strategy of building a stronger UK intermediary channel, which saw a 15% increase in fund inflows in 2016, with Brewin Dolphin being named the most used discretionary fund manager by IFAs (according to Defaqto’s 2016 survey). Leading the charge on this are 17 regional based business development managers who specifically service the IFA market.
Brewin Dolphin’s Ipswich Head of Office, Andrew Wheeler said: ‘We are thrilled with Brewin Dolphin’s regional wins for best DFM at the Citywire Wealth Manager Regional Stars Awards. The wins are a testament of our commitment to support IFAs with the best possible investment strategy to fit with their clients’ expectations and investment needs.’