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Latest Results

The latest results from Charles Stanley including 2017 annual year results video featuring Chief Executive Officer, Paul Abberley and Chief Financial Officer, Ben Money-Coutts.

“Our strategy is now in place to deliver increased profitability, more satisfied clients and improved staff engagement. During the year we have improved governance, achieved better cost control and seen growth in each of our main operating divisions, returning the Group to profitability. Looking ahead, our aim remains to become the UK’s leading wealth manager by 2020.”

Paul Abberley, CEO – June 2017


Paul Abberley
Chief Executive Officer

Latest results

Group highlights

- Group returned to profitability
- Core Business operating margin improved to 7.1%
- Balance sheet strengthened and higher cash balances
- 2017 dividend increased by 20% to 6.0 pence per share

- Investment managers remuneration arrangements successfully concluded
- Transformation programme foundations in place
- All non-core activities disposed of
- Governance framework overhaul completed

Financial Highlights

Reported profit/(loss) before tax (£m)


Dividend per share (p)

Core Business1 profit before tax (£m)


Cash (£m)

Reported basic earnings per share (p)


FuMA (£bn)

Core Business1 earnings per share (p)


Discretionary funds (£bn)


1 Core Business represents the Group’s four main operating divisions being Investment Management Services, Asset Management, Financial Planning and Charles Stanley Direct, excluding held for sale activities and adjusted for one-off items.

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