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St. James's Place - Q3 New Business Inflows and Funds under Management

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St. James's Place PLC
27 October 2020
 

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ST. JAMES'S PLACE plc

27 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NR

Telephone 020 7493 8111

 

PRESS RELEASE

27 October 2020

 

ST. JAMES'S PLACE WEALTH MANAGEMENT

 

FUNDS UNDER MANAGEMENT AT RECORD HIGH OF £118.7 BILLION

 

St. James's Place plc ("SJP"), the wealth management group, today issues an update on new business inflows and funds under management for the three months ended 30 September 2020.

 


Q3 2020

Q3 2019


£'Billion

£'Billion




Gross inflows

3.05

3.74

Net inflows

1.44

2.11

Closing funds under management

118.70

112.82




Year-to-date funds under management retention rate (annualised)

96.4%

95.9%

Year-to-date net inflows/opening funds under management (annualised)

6.8%

9.1%




 

Andrew Croft, Chief Executive, commented:

 

"Amid a challenging external environment our advisers, their staff and our entire community have continued to demonstrate exceptional flexibility during the period, building and maintaining close relationships with clients and each other. We are therefore able to report another quarter of robust performance with gross inflows of over £3.0 billion, bringing the year-to-date position to £10.3 billion.

 

Outflows for the quarter were lower than the same period last year as we continued to achieve very strong retention of existing client funds. Over the three months, net inflows were £1.4 billion, taking the year-to-date total to £6.0 billion. This is equivalent to 6.8% of opening funds under management on an annualised basis. Funds under management closed the period at a record £118.7 billion, up 1.5% year to-date. This performance highlights the strength and resilience of our business in these more difficult times.

 

I am encouraged that improved levels of activity towards the end of the quarter have continued into October, with activity for the current month at similar levels to the same month last year. Looking ahead, the increased uncertainty linked to COVID-19 will inevitably influence client investment confidence and consequent decision-making. However, drawing on the experience of the last six months, I am confident that the Partnership will continue to adapt to whatever circumstances they face in order to establish long-term relationships with new clients through the provision of high-quality advice, and retain clients through maintaining outstanding service.

 

Our confidence in the medium to long-term outlook for our business remains unchanged. We see an increasing demand for sound, highly personal financial planning advice and, through the comprehensive geographic reach and quality of the Partnership, we remain extremely well positioned to meet this opportunity and drive further growth over time."

 

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The details of the announcement are attached.

 

Enquiries:

 

Tony Dunk, Director - Investor Relations

Hugh Taylor, Director - Investor Relations

Tel: 07831 426216

Tel: 07818 075143

Jamie Dunkley, External Communications Director

Tel: 07779 999651

 

Brunswick Group: Charles Pretzlik/Tom Burns

 

Tel: 020 7404 5959


Email: [email protected]



 

 

Contents

 

1.   Funds under management

2.   Analysis of funds under management

3.   Gross inflow figures

4.   EEV net asset value per share

 

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1.   Funds under management

 

Three months ended 30 September 2020

Investment


Pension


UT/ISA & DFM


Total


£'Billion


£'Billion


£'Billion


£'Billion

Opening funds under management

29.88 


53.52 


32.28 


115.68 

Gross inflows

0.33 


1.96 


0.76 


3.05 

Net investment return

0.31 


0.86 


0.41 


1.58 

Regular income withdrawals and maturities

(0.06)


(0.40)



(0.46)

Surrenders and part surrenders

(0.28)


(0.37)


(0.50)


(1.15)

Closing funds under management

30.18 


55.57 


32.95 


118.70 

Net inflows

(0.01)


1.19 


0.26 


1.44 

Implied surrender rate as a percentage of

average funds under management

3.7%


2.7%


6.1%


3.9%

 

Included in the above table is Rowan Dartington Group and SJP Asia FUM of £3.78 billion at 30 September 2020, gross inflows of £0.15 billion for the quarter and outflows of £0.04 billion.

 

Three months ended 30 September 2019

Investment


Pension


UT/ISA & DFM


Total


£'Billion


£'Billion


£'Billion


£'Billion

Opening funds under management

30.08 


48.16 


31.08 


109.32 

Gross inflows

0.58 


2.17 


0.99 


3.74 

Net investment return

0.36 


0.72 


0.31 


1.39 

Regular income withdrawals and maturities

(0.16)


(0.35)



(0.51)

Surrenders and part surrenders

(0.26)


(0.34)


(0.52)


(1.12)

Closing funds under management

30.60 


50.36 


31.86 


112.82 

Net inflows

0.16 


1.48 


0.47 


2.11 

Implied surrender rate as a percentage of

average funds under management

3.4%


2.8%


6.6%


4.0%

 

Included in the above table is Rowan Dartington Group and SJP Asia FUM of £3.57 billion at 30 September 2019, gross inflows of £0.19 billion for the quarter and outflows of £0.06 billion.

 

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Nine months ended 30 September 2020

Investment


Pension


UT/ISA & DFM


Total


£'Billion


£'Billion


£'Billion


£'Billion

Opening funds under management

31.22 


52.84 


32.93 


116.99 

Gross inflows

1.26 


6.07 


2.98 


10.31 

Net investment return

(1.22)


(1.46)


(1.57)


(4.25)

Regular income withdrawals and maturities

(0.19)


(0.99)



(1.18)

Surrenders and part surrenders

(0.89)


(0.89)


(1.39)


(3.17)

Closing funds under management

30.18 


55.57 


32.95 


118.70 

Net inflows

0.18 


4.19 


1.59 


5.96 

Implied surrender rate as a percentage of

average funds under management

3.9%


2.2%


5.6%


3.6%

 

Included in the above table is Rowan Dartington Group and SJP Asia FUM of £3.78 billion at 30 September 2020, gross inflows of £0.51 billion for the nine-month period and outflows of £0.16 billion.

 

Nine months ended 30 September 2019

Investment


Pension


UT/ISA & DFM


Total


£'Billion


£'Billion


£'Billion


£'Billion

Opening funds under management

27.62 


40.72 


27.21 


95.55 

Gross inflows

1.65 


6.31 


3.16 


11.12 

Net investment return

2.56 


5.20 


2.96 


10.72 

Regular income withdrawals and maturities

(0.43)


(0.96)


(0.02)


(1.41)

Surrenders and part surrenders

(0.80)


(0.91)


(1.45)


(3.16)

Closing funds under management

30.60 


50.36 


31.86 


112.82 

Net inflows

0.42 


4.44 


1.69 


6.55 

Implied surrender rate as a percentage of

average funds under management

3.7%


2.7%


6.6%


4.1%

 

Included in the above table is Rowan Dartington Group and SJP Asia FUM of £3.57 billion at 30 September 2019, gross inflows of £0.60 billion for the nine-month period and outflows of £0.15 billion.

 

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2.   Analysis of funds under management

 

The following table provides an analysis of the funds under management at 30 September split by geography and asset type:

 


30 September 2020


30 September 2019


£'Billion


% of total


£'Billion


% of total

North American Equities

27.0


23%


24.4


22%

Fixed Interest

22.2


19%


20.5


18%

Asia and Pacific Equities

17.4


15%


12.8


11%

UK Equities

16.6


14%


19.3


17%

European Equities

12.5


10%


13.4


12%

Alternative Investments

9.7


8%


9.1


8%

Cash

7.8


7%


6.8


6%

Property

2.6


2%


3.0


3%

Other

2.9


2%


3.5


3%

Total

118.7


100%


112.8


100%

 

 

3.   Gross inflow figures

 


Unaudited

3 Months to

30 September



Unaudited

9 Months to

30 September



2020

2019



2020

2019



£'Billion

£'Billion



£'Billion

£'Billion


Gross inflows








Investment

0.33

0.58



1.26

1.65


Pension

1.96

2.17



6.07

6.31


Unit Trust/ISA & DFM

0.76

0.99



2.98

3.16



3.05

3.74

-18%


10.31

11.12

-7%

 

 

4.   EEV net asset value per share

 

The net asset value on the European Embedded Value basis at 30 September 2020 was approximately 1,330 pence per share.

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