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Rathbones partners with Feifa for European push

Rathbones partners with Feifa for European push

Rathbone Investment Management has joined forces with the Federation of European IFAs to provide European-based advisers access to its full range of investment services.

The relationship with Feifa members will be headed up by Rathbones’ head of international business development Damian Cocking and supported by associate director for international business development Chris Wanless, as well as a dedicated international investment team coordinated by head of multi-asset investments David Coombs.

Mr Cocking said that over the last 12 months the firm has seen an “increasingly significant” demand from Europe.

“The growth of professional bodies such as Feifa indicates an escalating recognition of the higher quality adviser now serving clients across Europe and we are delighted to be partnering those advisers as they look to grow their businesses”.

At the start of December private client group Tilney Bestinvest announced a similar partnership with Feifa.

At that stage Paul Stanfield, the association’s chief executive, said he had seen a growing demand from its members and would be actively looking for further affiliations.

Feifa is a trade association that provides a voice for the expatriate IFA community operating across Europe. It is a non-profit trade body for English-speaking advisers, based or operating on the European mainland.

Its member companies are active across more than 25 European countries and also farther afield in some cases, with cumulative assets of its membership estimated at greater than €3bn (£2.25bn).

peter.walker@ft.com