Chartered financial planning firm Fairstone has completed its second acquisition in two weeks by taking over Howton Financial Services.
Leeds-based Howton will add about £53m of funds under influence to Fairstone's books. The firm specialises in financial planning for individuals, families and businesses with a focus on tax efficiency,...
Investors have largely avoided financials over the past 10 years, with the share prices of US and European banks having largely stood still relative to broader markets since 2007. But while banks won't return to their record valuations any time soon (and...
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Increasingly diverse sector
First of planned acquisitions
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