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Old Mutual Wealth announces it will rebrand as Quilter and provides an update on the business

15/11/2017

At a dedicated showcase event being held for investors and analysts today, Old Mutual Wealth will announce that it remains on track to list in 2018. The intention is to complete this listing as early as possible in 2018, subject to regulatory and other approvals.

To reflect the separate identity of the newly-listed business and its strategy to become one of the UK’s leading integrated wealth management businesses, Old Mutual Wealth will also announce that, upon separation from Old Mutual plc, it will operate as Quilter plc. With origins dating back to 1771, Quilter is a brand that stands for quality, personal service and dependability; values that remain at the heart of Old Mutual Wealth’s business philosophy today. 

In addition, the business will state that it is to be re-segmented into two divisions: ‘Advice and Wealth Management’ and ‘Wealth Platforms’. The businesses within these two segments will be re-branded to Quilter over a period of approximately two years following separation from Old Mutual. There will be no immediate changes for customers.

The Advice and Wealth Management segment will include: Intrinsic, which intends to rebrand to Quilter Financial Planning, including Private Client Advisers, which will become Quilter Private Client Advisers; the multi-asset business, which will become Quilter Investors and Quilter Cheviot, which will retain its name.

The Wealth Platforms segment will include the UK Platform, which will become Quilter Wealth Solutions and the International business, which is to become Quilter International. The Heritage life assurance business will become Quilter Life Assurance.

Paul Feeney, Chief Executive Officer, comments:

“We’ve made tremendous progress over the last five years in building this unique and successful business. We are well-positioned to build on what we have achieved in one of the world’s largest and growing wealth management markets.

“Having two distinct but complementary segments will help us to continue to deliver good customer outcomes for new and existing customers. Our recently reported Q3 year-to-date flows demonstrate continued strong demand for our investment solutions and services. However, having individually strong businesses is not enough by itself to drive success. We are focused on ensuring the businesses work together to build better solutions and drive integrated flows.

“We very much look forward to listing in 2018 as Quilter. We believe that we have a compelling investment opportunity as we continue to deliver strong and sustainable returns for shareholders in our own right as a fast-growing, independent and publicly listed company.”

Old Mutual Wealth will also announce:

  •  The expected timing of delivery and cost estimates of the UK Platform transformation programme, as previously announced, remain unchanged. The operational delivery of the FNZ system remains in the order of £120-160 million and we intend to have the new platform in place by the end of 2018/early 2019, with the migration of the book swiftly thereafter.  
  • It will be closing the Institutional business within Heritage to new customers as it is not core to the strategy and is very low margin. It is expected that this book of business will run-off over the next couple of years. 
  • Old Mutual Wealth and Old Mutual continue to assess, together with the management of Old Mutual Global Investors (‘OMGI’), internal and external structures for the single strategy part of that business to continue to develop it further. OMGI management from the single strategy part of the business will not be presenting at today’s conference and the disclosed unaudited consolidated financial information will exclude contributions from the single strategy business. 
  • No material new financial information or operational targets will be announced.  

Quilter Structure:

Old Mutual Wealth name change

For more information contact

Vee MontebelloOld Mutual Wealth020 7778 955007872 665149vee.montebello@omwealth.com
Tim Skelton-SmithOld Mutual Wealth02380 916 99807824 145 076tim.skelton-smith@omwealth.com
Geoffrey Pelham-LaneCamarco020 3757 498507733 124 226

 

Details of the webcast:

A webcast of the presentations and Q&A will be broadcast live. Those wishing to participate in the call can register for the webcast on the company website: www.oldmutualplc.com, dial the following numbers and quote the pass-code 35890947#:

UK/International: +44 (0) 3333 000 804

South Africa: +27 216 724 118

Notes to editors:

About Quilter plc:

Quilter plc is a leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping to create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

Quilter plc oversees £118.1 billion in customer investments (as at 30 September 2018).

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: financial advice; investment platforms; multi-asset investment solutions and discretionary fund management.

The business is comprised of two segments: Wealth Platforms and Advice and Wealth Management.

Wealth Platforms includes the Old Mutual Wealth UK Platform; Old Mutual International, including AAM Advisory in Singapore; and the Old Mutual Wealth Heritage life assurance business.

Advice and Wealth Management encompasses the financial planning network, Intrinsic; Quilter Private Client Advisers; discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Quilter Investors, the Multi-asset investment solutions business.

The Quilter plc businesses are being re-branded to Quilter over a period of approximately two years:

• The Multi-asset business is now Quilter Investors

• Intrinsic to Quilter Financial Planning

• The private client advisers business is now Quilter Private Client Advisers

• The UK Platform to Quilter Wealth Solutions

• The International business to Quilter International

• The Heritage life assurance business to Quilter Life Assurance

• Quilter Cheviot will retain its name

This press release is for journalists only and should not be relied upon by financial advisers or customers.

Please remember that past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back any of the amount originally invested. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall.

This communication is issued by Quilter plc.  Registered office: Millennium Bridge House, 2 Lambeth Hill, London EC4V 4AJ, United Kingdom. Registered number: 6404270.  Registered in England.