Underlying profits at Mattioli Woods were up by over a quarter to £2.5m and total client assets rose to £3.2bn in the six months to November last year show.
The pension consultancy and wealth manager said it had integrated the Kudos Independent Financial Services acquisition and would continue to expand its wealth management proposition after the launch of its discretionary portfolio management service in August.
Its consultant numbers were up 19.6% to 55.
Bob Woods, executive chairman, said: “Against this backdrop, the board is pleased to recommend the payment of an increased interim dividend, up 25.9% to 2.33 pence (1H12: 1.85 pence) per ordinary share. We are committed to growing the dividend sensibly, while maintaining an appropriate level of dividend cover.
“The RDR brings major structural changes to our sector, creating enormous opportunity for forward-thinking organisations. Against this backdrop, our rebranding last autumn was particularly well timed.
"The duality inherent in being both product provider and adviser is a strong model, which will continue to offer benefits to clients and create value for shareholders."
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