Brooks Macdonald, one of the leading investment management groups in the UK and Channel Islands, today launches a new corporate identity, which will bring together all of its subsidiary businesses under one Brooks Macdonald masterbrand. Brooks Macdonald’s Channel Islands based division, one of the largest investment managers in the Channel Islands, will be spearheading the international growth strategy for the Group.
The new Group identity will mean that Brooks Macdonald International, which employs almost 100 people across Guernsey and Jersey, will join all of the Group’s core UK-based divisions, including Asset Management, Financial Consulting, Funds and Retirement Services, under one single Brooks Macdonald masterbrand. The Group is also unveiling its new corporate website www.brooksmacdonald.com.
Reflecting the Group’s evolution away from being an integrated wealth manager towards having a greater focus on investment management, Brooks Macdonald is citing further growth internationally, with the Channel Islands acting as its expert hub for supporting trustees, professional advisers, private clients and charities across Europe, South Africa and the Middle East with its discretionary investment management services.
Today’s news also coincides with Brooks Macdonald’s 25-year anniversary after the business was founded in 1991 by Chris Macdonald, Jonathan Gumpel, Richard Spencer and Martin Mullany. Since then, the Group has grown from a single office in Mayfair to having twelve offices across the UK and the Channel Islands with 470 staff today and funds under management in excess of £7.82 billion as at 31 December 2015.
Darren Zaman, Chief Executive Officer, International of Brooks Macdonald, said:
“Our Group’s new masterbrand and renewed focus on investment management underlines the significant role our Guernsey and Jersey offices play in leading its international growth strategy and reinforces our commitment to the islands. This clear responsibility in driving the Group’s international business positions us for further growth, both in terms of assets under management and headcount, including maintaining our tradition for recruiting local talent and graduates.”
Chris Macdonald, Group Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Macdonald, added:
“After 25 years of growth, we are proud to have evolved into one of the leading independent investment management groups in the UK today, while maintaining the same core values, culture and ethos that differentiate us in the industry and remain at the heart of our business. By pulling our subsidiary businesses closer together, today’s brand relaunch not only simplifies the Group’s branding message but also emphasises our ability and commitment to delivering the best investment solutions for our clients. I look forward to continuing our current momentum for many years to come.”