What made the headlines in the sector over the past 12 months?
Became CEO in 2013
Merger will occur on 25 October
Create platform with £35bn AUA
Adding $246bn in AUM
Plans for new joint venture
It has been well documented how momentum and growth investing have outperformed value as an investment style for most of the past decade.
Just under £300m in assets
Agreed to sell Costa Coffee
European credit markets were hit this year by the rise in global trade tensions, a sudden spark in equity volatility and further political risks in Europe, mainly Italy.
£120m assets under advice
SLA commits to improving fund performance as outflows rise; Co-CEO relationship 'exceeding expectations'
Accelerating share buy back programme
Pre-tax profits up 15% to £46.1m
Economies of scale
Creating UK's fifth-largest bank
The increase of M&A activity in the UK year to date is dramatic with take-outs announced across the market by size in a variety of sectors.
Global equities have delivered ample volatility, but very little return for investors so far this year.
Worldwide M&A breaks $2trn barrier
Investor and corporate confidence remains intact
Share buyback representing 15% of market cap
'Wobbling risk appetite'