London, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey and Geneva – 6th October 2009: Collins Stewart Wealth Management has been named Best Discretionary Service at this year’s Daily Telegraph Wealth Management Awards.

Collins Stewart won the inaugural Discretionary award in 2007 and were runners up in 2008 so this year’s success means it has triumphed in two of the three years since the awards were launched.

The Daily Telegraph Wealth Management awards were introduced to recognise quality of service from wealth managers and stockbrokers. The awards are an opportunity for the UK’s investment community to be rated by affluent investors and readers of the Daily Telegraph.

Neil Darke, Head of Collins Stewart Wealth Management; said:

“We are particularly pleased to win this award because it is decided by the most important group of voters – our clients. Our success is a testament to the efforts of all staff at Collins Stewart Wealth Management and the faith our clients place in us.

“The past year has seen enormous strain in markets followed by unprecedented recovery levels that has left clients seeking independent and straightforward professional advice and investment services from a wealth manager they trust will put their interests first. When people have been worried about counterparty risk, our scale, operational strength, world-class research and excellent local client relations have reassured existing clients and helped us build new relationships.

“We believe this award is the result of our continued efforts to deliver excellence in the services we provide to our clients.”

ENDS

For further information please contact:

UK:
M:Communications, Louise Hatch, 020 7153 1516

Jersey:
PJ News & Publishing, Philip Jeune, 01534 857309

Guernsey/
Isle of Man:
Orchard PR, Steve Falla, 01481 240600

UK:
Collins Stewart Wealth Management, Oliver Tregoning, 020 7523 4527

Offshore:
Collins Stewart Wealth Management, Vanessa King, 01481 733 907

Notes to Editors

Collins Stewart Wealth Management (“CSWM”) is a leading portfolio manager and stockbroker with an absolute focus on preserving and growing wealth. CSWM manages and administers £5bn1 of assets through its offices in London, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man and Geneva. More information on CSWM is available at www.collinsstewartwealth.com. 1 as at 30/06/09

Collins Stewart Plc is a leading independent, financial advisory group listed on the London Stock Exchange. Collins Stewart Plc employs almost 700 staff in 10 international locations and is organised around four operational divisions: Advisory, Corporate Broking, Securities and Wealth Management, all served by its unique research tool, Quest™. More information at www.collinsstewart.com

The above description of Collins Stewart plc is communicated by Collins Stewart Europe Limited, a company authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) (with firm reference number: 182011). The FSA’s principal place of business is at 25 the North Colonnade, London, E14 5HS.