St James's Place recorded a £2.3bn net inflow last year to reach record funds under management of £21.4bn at end 2009.
The wealth manager, which is 60% owned by Lloyds Banking Group, runs a number of unit trust and life funds - managed by high-profile investment managers such as Invesco Perpetual's Neil Woodford, Paul Cause and Paul Read.
At a group level, St James's Place reported 2009 full-year operating profits at the top end of market forecasts. Operating profit on an embedded value basis was £228.9m, up from £204.3m the previous year.
The company also saw an increase in new business profits of £155.4m for the year, compared to £123.5m in 2008.
St James's Place says in every rolling five year period since 2002, over 70% of its clients' money has performed above the average of respective peer groups.
"Given the market conditions, I believe 2009 will come to be viewed as one of our most robust performances," chief executive David Bellamy says.
"Our results in 2009 show that our business proved its resilience and is in really good shape to capitalise on better times whenever they arrive."
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