Brewin Dolphin

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Brewin Dolphin plc
Type Public
Traded as LSEBRW
Industry Investment management
Founded 1762
Headquarters London, UK
Key people Simon Miller, (Chairman)
David Nicol, (CEO)
Revenue £283.7 million (2013)[1]
Operating income £26.6 million (2013)[1]
Net income £21.3 million (2013)[1]
Website www.brewin.co.uk

Brewin Dolphin plc is one of the largest British investment management and financial planning firms with 39 offices throughout the UK and Channel Islands, with £28 billion under management. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The company also has a wholly owned subsidiary Tilman Brewin Dolphin Limited, which is based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

History[edit]

The business can trace its origins back to the establishment of the stockbroking firm of John Dawes, a founder of the London Stock Exchange, in 1762.[2] His firm evolved through many partner changes to become Wontner, Dolphin & Francis in 1970.[2] In 1974 Brewin & Co merged with Wontner, Dolphin & Francis to form Brewin Dolphin. The business was incorporated in 1987 and acquired by Scandinavian Bank the same year. It was then the subject of a management buy-out from Scandinavian Bank in 1992 and was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1994.[3]

It acquired Bell Lawrie, a leading Scottish firm of investment managers, in 1993.[4] It went on to buy Wise Speke, an investment manager operating in the North of England, in 1998[5] and Hill Osborne, another rival, in 2000.[6] The company acquired Popes, a firm based in Stoke-on-Trent, in 2002.[7]

Operations[edit]

The company had £28.9671 billion of investments under management as at 31 March 2013.[8]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Hamilton, Kirstie Celebrating 250 Years,Wardour, 2012

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