Bristol investment manager
Rowan Dartington provides personalised investment management to IFAs, private clients, companies, charities and trusts. It offers a range of portfolio management services, specialising in advisory and discretionary investment management.
Its head office is in Bristol, and has offices in London, Birmingham, Chichester, Hereford, Taunton, Exeter, Cheltenham, Weston-super-Mare, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Ipswich, Liverpool and Edinburgh.
In 2015, St James's Place bought out Rowan Dartington for £34m, describing the company as an 'excellent platform' for further growth.
Just over a month ago, volatility, as measured by the VIX index was around 26%, the highest reading since the Chinese slowdown scare of last August. The FTSE 100 was plunging, reaching its nadir of 5,500 in the morning of 11 February.
Joined in September 2014
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St James's Place (SJP) has agreed a deal to acquire discretionary investment manager and stockbroker Rowan Dartington Holdings in a deal worth up to £34m.
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