About Charles Stanley

Who we are

Our focus on our clients has endured for more than 200 years and has helped to make us one of the UK’s leading wealth management firms.

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We’re committed to our clients

Our purpose is to build on our long history, traditional values and strong reputation to help our clients prosper, by meeting their goals through the highest standards of holistic wealth and investment management services. We are passionate about building long-term relationships with both our clients and staff and in contributing to our local communities

Holistic Wealth Management

We offer holistic wealth management services to provide you with peace of mind at every step of your financial journey, with the convenience of having all your wealth needs taken care of under one roof. Delivered through three core offerings, together they offer a set of complementary services that support our ambition to be the UK’s leading wealth manager.

Investment Management Services

Offering personal Discretionary, Advisory and broker-led Execution-only services to private clients, trusts, charities and companies. Our bespoke service allows deep relationships with clients and creates investment portfolios built around each client’s individual needs.

Clients include financial advisers, defined benefit pension schemes, institutional investors and high net worth individuals.

Financial Planning Services

Our experienced financial planners provide tailored advice to help our clients plan and structure their wealth. 

As the savings, pensions and inheritance tax landscape becomes ever more complex, they provide a range of personalised solutions.

Central Financial Services

A newly-created division comprising centrally-managed products and services, focusing on three specific growth markets; Asset management capabilities serving retail, intermediary and institutional clients; Foundation Planning simplified advice and guidance services to clients historically impacted by the advice gap and online investing via the Direct Investment Service (previously known as Charles Stanley Direct).

Our vision

To become the UK’s leading wealth manager; defining ‘leading’ in terms of quality rather than quantity, we have focused our attention on three key areas.

Working at Charles Stanley

Staff satisfaction

We believe it is important that our staff feel part of an excellence-driven environment – promoting a culture of ‘One Charles Stanley’, encouraging engagement and growth for all.

Since the foundation of Charles Stanley in 1792, we’ve witnessed many changes and challenges, not least in the last couple of decades. Today we are investing in our future, embracing technology and innovation and adapting to changes in society at a pace not seen before. This is an exciting time to be at Charles Stanley as we continue to evolve to best serve our clients for the next 200 years to come.

Paul Abberley


Our awards

We’re proud to be shortlisted and winners of many awards and accolades, as they showcase the value of our esteemed colleagues and the high-quality services we provide by both our industry peers and clients themselves.

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2021 Client Service Quality - HNW
2021 Best for Beginner Investors – ISA

Our values

Everything we do is driven by our core values which define how we work with our clients, colleagues, and the wider communities within which we work.


You are our priority. We will strive to earn and maintain your trust by promoting what is in your long term interests.


We will always act with integrity in a transparent, respectful and professional manner.


We will combine an innovative culture with a traditional personalised service and manner.

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Contact us today to discuss our how our wide range of services can help you.

0207 739 8200 (Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

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