Cazenove Capital Management, the UK wealth manager of Schroders, is to acquire the wealth management business of C Hoare & Co, a London-based private bank.
C Hoare & Co, which has a 300-year history of providing banking services to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients, has widened its service offering into wealth management over the last decade.
It has developed a high-quality business with approximately 1,800 clients and GBP2.2 billion of discretionary assets under management at the end of June 2016.
The acquisition fits with the firm’s strategy of growing its wealth management business.
Peter Harrison, group chief executive at Schroders, says: “C Hoare & Co.’s culture of client focus and exemplary client service are a strong fit with Schroders. This acquisition of its UK wealth management business grows our business in this area. I am confident that the relationship will create long-term value and benefits for clients, shareholders and employees.”
Andrew Ross, chief executive at Cazenove Capital Management, says: “We believe the combination of our two businesses will bring significant benefits and enhanced opportunities for our clients. The complementary fit between our two firms, the strong shared service culture, long-term thinking and established heritage of both businesses make this an ideal match.”
Alexander Hoare, partner and director at C. Hoare & Co, says: “We have chosen Cazenove Capital, the UK wealth manager of Schroders, because our firms share established heritages and similar cultures with the same dedication to customer service. We are very proud of the wealth management business that we have built over the last decade and we are keen for it to continue to flourish. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Cazenove Capital.”