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Fast growing IFA firm IWP UK Acquires AGL Wealth Management as Expansion Continues

Fast growing IFA firm IWP UK Acquires AGL Wealth Management as Expansion Continues

Company’s seventh acquisition – and first in Scotland – sees the firm cross £2B in client assets

London, February 10: Independent Wealth Planners UK (IWP UK) today announces the acquisition of financial planner AGL Wealth Management as the company’s seventh local office.

Based in Glasgow and Edinburgh, AGL Wealth Management was founded in 2009 by Craig Gibson. He was previously a founding member of RBS Private Banking and also RBS Private Client Group, looking after high net worth clients, entrepreneurs and business owners. AGL offers a unique proposition that includes specialist advisers, professional partners and online services to meet business owners’ business needs and aspirations as well as wealth management needs, leveraging the power of technology to deliver faster, better and more accurate results for their clients. Their team of five highly skilled wealth management and financial planning advisors administer £100m in AUM and offer a segmented services proposition including corporate and private client services.

Craig Gibson, co-owner and founder of AGL Wealth Management, says: “We are delighted to be working with IWP as together we have a fantastic opportunity to build something greater. We will grow our business through selective acquisitions, taking on firms that meet our high employee, client and shareholder expectations. Our ambition is to make AGL Wealth Management the complete wealth management and corporate solutions firm of choice throughout Central and South Scotland for private clients, entrepreneurs and business owners.”

David Inglesfield, IWP CEO, says: “We’re very pleased that AGL Wealth Management is the first Scottish wealth planning firm to join IWP. Craig and his team are dedicated to providing the type of brilliant financial advice that stands at the heart of IWP’s mission. Together we’ll help them reach even more customers in the year ahead.”

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IWP was created to grow, support and promote the UK’s brilliant local independent financial advisory (IFA) firms and build the UK’s best financial advice business. IWP provides market-leading operational and support services, including compliance, IT, investment research, marketing, recruitment and training, allowing IFAs to spend more time with their clients. IWP acquires local firms but leaves the day to day management in the hands of local teams, who may also retain a participation in the ownership of the business.

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