European Wealth – which is planning to rebrand to Kingswood PLC - provides Financial Planning, Investment Management, Broker-Dealing and Investment Banking in the UK and internationally. It recently announced the planned acquisition of US-based firm Newbridge, a pre-eminent national broker dealer with 220 investment professionals, 12,000 clients and USD 1.7 billion in assets in the US. When the acquisition has completed, the combined AUM of the company will be circa USD 4.0 billion in assets, with 20,000 clients globally.
The leadership team at European Wealth has an ambitious strategy in place to grow market share and solidify its position as a leader in the international financial services industry.
Marianne Ismail, Chief Executive Officer, European Wealth, commented:
“This is a hugely exciting time for the company as we develop a diversified and vertically integrated platform on a global scale. We intend to grow both organically and dynamically by acquisition, so it is vital that we have the right communications partnership in place to support our goals and help our audience understand what we are trying to do.
“We were particularly impressed with Redleaf’s ability to offer strategic counsel across financial, trade and corporate communications as well as their quick grasp of the key issues our business faces during this transformational period. I look forward to working with the Redleaf team and am confident they will successfully articulate our vision of building a world class financial services business.”
Emma Kane, CEO, Redleaf Communications, commented:
“European Wealth is at a pivotal point in its business expansion plans with an ambitious international growth strategy and an impressive and proven management team. We immediately recognised the unique opportunity to manage the communications for such an exciting business and are eager to work with Marianne and the team to support their commercial and strategic communications objectives.”