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No future in advice? IFA named fourth fastest growing firm in UK

by Alex Steger on Dec 03, 2012 at 08:06

No future in advice? IFA named fourth fastest growing firm in UK

London-based advice firm AES International has been ranked fourth in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list of fastest growing private companies in the UK.

Former New Model Adviser® cover star Sam Instone’s firm gained the top four spot based on increased sales of 187.5% over its last financial year.

AES, which was the only financial advice firm on the list, was founded in 2007 by former soldier Instone (pictured). Alongside advising UK clients it specialises in advising investors moving between Britain and mainland Europe.

Instone told New Model Adviser®: 'There are two things driving growth. Our mission statement is positive change, it is a very clear message about how we work and a lot of people want to join our firm as a result. We operate in Europe and the Middle East and a lot of UK advisers are joining us because we have a strong reputation.'

Instone said he had taken on high-calibre recruits, some with chartered status and some from private banks, to join his overseas offices.

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Dec 03, 2012 at 09:36

Well done AES, good to hear positive news these days!

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Ian Jenkins

Dec 03, 2012 at 11:49

Good news AES we work with clients in our over seas offices as well ---here on the Isle of Wight?

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Dec 03, 2012 at 12:39

Well done AES/ and we have to go abroad for a new CEO for the Bank of

England/ this chap seems right for the job/ home talent give it a try/ with

self belief like the England v All Blacks/ everything is possible

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George Kendall

Dec 04, 2012 at 08:21

Strange that this would be on New Model Advisor, when AES has moved into the International arena to be able to take advantage of the 'old model'.

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Dec 04, 2012 at 09:50

187.5% of what base figure?


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