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06 December 2017

Argyle Celebrates 20th Anniversary & Reaching £1 billion of Assets Under Advice

Argyle is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by pushing through the £1 billion barrier for funds under advice. Launched in November 1997, with just four founding partners and one member of staff, Argyle has grown to become one of Scotland’s largest financial advisory firms and one of the UK’s top 100, employing over 40 staff across its Glasgow and Edinburgh locations.

In June 2013, Argyle completed its acquisition of the Edinburgh-based IFA firm, Edinburgh Risk Management, boosting its assets under advice and strengthening its presence on the East Coast.

Since then, the firm has continued to grow and this month broke through the £1billion barrier for funds under advice, coinciding with the firm’s 20th Anniversary.

As part of its ambitious growth plans, Argyle has recently expanded its corporate advice arm and now employs a team of 4 advisers and 6 support staff, providing clients with advice and support in the most complex areas of pensions and employee benefits.

In February this year, Argyle also became the first IFA business in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Platinum status – the highest accolade in people management, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to high performance through excellent people management and best practice. 

Stuart Dunbar, Managing Director, at Argyle Consulting commented:

“We are immensely proud that our clients have entrusted us to manage over £1billion of assets on their behalf and to reach this milestone as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary is particularly meaningful.

During the last 20 years, we have seen periods of growth and recession, as well as significant regulatory change. Argyle has continued to prosper throughout, which is testament to the prudent management of our business and our disciplined and rigorous approach. Our dual-advice business model (of personal and corporate advice) has also been a key factor in our success and continues to be a source of competitive strength. 

We would like to thank all of our clients and staff for contributing to our success over the last two decades and we look forward to the next 20.”