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12 December 2016

Charles Russell Speechlys continue to jump up the rankings in the Adviser Rankings Guide – November 2016

Fresh off the back of recent successes in the October edition of the AIM Adviser Rankings Guide, the team are pleased to see another strong presence in the main Adviser Rankings Guide, including increasing to 15th in the total number of Stock Market Clients. In a limited market for Main Market IPOs recently, the team have taken the lion’s share of Main Market and AIM listings.

We also continue to be recognised for our work in some key sectors, increasing our ranking in Basic Materials and Financials. The team have been particularly focused on Financials recently, working for funds and investors, including recent work with longstanding client Mithras, Fidelity, Chelverton Growth Trust and Highcroft Investments; as well as special acquisition companies, such as Boston International and Silver Falcon. We also continue to be ranked for Technology sector clients, showcasing our ability to advise clients on growth areas, such as Fintech and Energytech.

The Capital Markets team continue to actively support the wider advisory community, particularly in relation to the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”). Victoria Younghusband is leading the CLLS/Law Society working group and agreeing the MAR Q&A with the FCA. She was also a member of the ICSA led working group that produced the specimen MAR Dealing Code and policy documents. The team regularly host roundtables on the topic, and are planning the next session on 19 April 2017.

Clive Hopewell, Partner and head of the Capital Markets group, said, “This has been a challenging quarter and the team has been working hard to maximise return for clients on the market. Being recognised for our continued commitment to the markets is important to us and we look forward to guiding clients through 2017, and supporting them with implementing the necessary regulations, such as MAR.”