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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rathbone Brothers Plc : 3rd Quarter Results

     

Published: 08:00 CEST 18-10-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Rathbone Brothers Plc / : RAT /ISIN: GB0002148343

Rathbone Brothers Plc : 3rd Quarter Results

 Rathbone Brothers Plc

Funds under management reach £37.5 billion  

Rathbone Brothers Plc ("the Company") announces a trading update for the three months ended 30 September 2017.

Philip Howell, Chief Executive of Rathbone Brothers Plc, said:

"In a quarter where investment markets remained relatively benign, our total funds under management grew 2.5% to £37.5 billion in the three months to 30 September 2017. Funds managed by Rathbone Investment Management reached £32.5 billion and within this our ethical investment service, Greenbank, reached £1.0 billion. Funds under management in our Unit Trusts business reached £5.0 billion towards the end of the quarter. Both Greenbank and Unit Trusts have reached these strategic milestones well ahead of plan.

 

"We continue to progress our strategic initiatives and invest in our core infrastructure to support client service and meet the demands of forthcoming regulation. We are well positioned for the future and will continue to pursue growth opportunities both organically and through acquisition, approaching each with discipline."

 

Financial highlights:

  • Total funds under management were £37.5 billion at 30 September 2017; up 2.5% from £36.6 billion at 30 June 2017, compared to an increase of 0.8% in the FTSE 100 Index and 0.8% in the MSCI WMA Private Investor Balanced Index in the three months ended 30 September 2017. Underlying net operating income was £70.5 million for the three months ended 30 September 2017, up 7.0% from £65.9 million in the third quarter of 2016.
     
  • Total net growth of funds under management in Investment Management was £0.3 billion, representing a total net annualised growth rate of 3.5% (2016: 5.0%). This comprises net organic growth of £0.2 billion (2016: £0.2 billion), and acquired inflows of £0.1 billion for the quarter. Net organic growth in the third quarter represents an annualised growth rate of 2.6% (2016: 3.0%) contributing to a 2.9% organic growth rate for the nine month period to 30 September 2017 (2016: 2.7%).
     
  • Net operating income of £62.5 million in Investment Management for the three months ended 30 September 2017 was 5.6% higher than the £59.2 million for the comparable period in 2016. The value of the FTSE 100 Index on the third quarter charging date was 7373 compared with 6899 a year ago. The MSCI WMA Private Investor Balanced Index was 1545 and 1457 on the equivalent dates. 
     
  • Funds under management in Unit Trusts at 30 September 2017 were £5.0 billion, up 8.7% from £4.6 billion at 30 June 2017. Net inflows for the quarter were a record £342 million compared to £170 million a year ago. Net operating income of £8.0 million for the three months ended 30 September 2017 was 19.4% higher than the £6.7 million for the comparable period in 2016.

 

 


Net operating income

 

3 months ended 30 September

 

9 months ended 30 September

 

2017

2016

Change

 

2017

2016

Change

 

£m

£m

%

 

£m

£m

%

Investment Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Fees

47.7 

42.7 

11.7 

 

140.2 

120.0 

16.8 

- Commissions

8.2 

10.2 

(19.6)

 

30.1 

29.7 

1.3 

- Net interest income

2.9 

3.1 

(6.5)

 

8.5 

8.8 

(3.4)

- Fees from advisory services1 and other income

3.7 

3.2 

15.6 

 

11.2 

9.5 

17.9 

 

62.5 

59.2 

5.6 

 

190.0 

168.0 

13.1 

Unit Trusts

8.0 

6.7 

19.4 

 

22.9 

18.1 

26.5 

Underlying net operating income

70.5 

65.9 

7.0 

 

212.9 

186.1 

14.4 

Average FTSE 100 Index on principal charging dates2

7373 

6899 

6.9 

 

7339 

6498 

12.9 

Average FTSE WMA Balanced Index  on principal charging dates2

1545 

1457 

6.0 

 

1538 

1386 

11.0 

 

  1. Including income from trust, tax, pension advisory services and Vision Independent Financial Planning.
  2. The principal charging dates for Investment Management clients are 5 April, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December. Unit Trust income accrues on daily levels of funds under management.

Funds under management

 

3 months ended
30 September

 

9 months ended
30 September

 

2017

2016

 

2017

2016

 

£m

£m

 

£m

£m

 (i) Investment Management

 

 

 

 

 

Opening FUM (1 July/1 January)

31,981 

27,256 

 

30,184 

26,126 

Inflows

809 

708 

 

2,542 

2,010 

  Organic new business

742 

574 

 

2,311 

1,650 

  Acquired new business           

67 

134 

 

231 

360 

Outflows

(532)

(367)

 

(1,663)

(1,118)

Market adjustment

277 

1,703 

 

1,472 

2,282 

Closing FUM (30 September)

32,535 

29,300 

 

32,535 

29,300 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying annualised rate of net organic growth

2.6%

3.0%

 

2.9%

2.7%

Annualised rate of net inflows

3.5%

5.0%

 

3.9%

4.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Unit Trusts

 

 

 

 

 

Opening FUM (1 July/1 January)

4,634 

3,334 

 

4,051 

3,073 

Inflows

521 

454 

 

1,254 

1,030 

Outflows

(179)

(284)

 

(643)

(601)

Market adjustment

358 

 

320 

360 

Closing FUM (30 September)

4,982 

3,862 

 

4,982 

3,862 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total FUM (30 September)3, 4

37,517 

33,162 

 

37,517 

33,162 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net fund inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Investment Management

277 

341 

 

879 

892 

Unit Trusts

342 

170 

 

611 

429 

Total

619 

511 

 

1,490 

1,321 

  1. Includes £1,027 million (30 September 2016: £937 million) of execution only funds, Greenbank funds of £1.0 billion and Charities funds of £4.5 billion.
     
  2. Cash in client portfolios continued to be higher than average at £2.3 billion (2016 average: £1.8 billion). Loans and advances to customers were £126.0 million at 30 September 2017, up 2.2% on the £123.3 million at 30 June 2017.

The FTSE 100 Index closed at 7516 on 17 October 2017, an increase of 1.9% since 30 September 2017. Investment Management fee income in the fourth quarter is dependent upon the value of funds under management at 31 December 2017.

18 October 2017

 

For further information contact:

 

Rathbone Brothers Plc

Tel: 020 7399 0000

email: shelly.patel@rathbones.com

 

Philip Howell, Chief Executive

Paul Stockton, Finance Director

Shelly Patel, Investor Relations Manager

Camarco

Tel: 020 3757 4984

email: ed.gascoigne-pees@camarco.co.uk

 

Ed Gascoigne-Pees

Rathbone Brothers Plc

Rathbone Brothers Plc ("Rathbones"), through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of high-quality, personalised investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities and trustees. Our services include discretionary investment management, unit trusts, banking and loan services, financial planning, unitised portfolio services, and UK trust, legal, estate and tax advice.

 

Rathbones has over 1,100 staff in 16 UK locations and Jersey; its headquarters is 8 Finsbury Circus, London.

 

rathbones.com

 





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