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Quilter plc reports solid NCCF for Q3

24 October 2018


  • Third quarter Net Client Cash Flow (NCCF) of £1.1 billion, excluding Quilter Life Assurance, was marginally ahead of the second quarter but below the high level achieved in Q3 2017, when market activity was significantly more buoyant.
  • Year to date NCCF of £4.1 billion, represents 5% of opening Assets under Management and Administration (AuMA) on an annualised basis.
  • Steady growth in AuMA to £118.1 billion despite mixed global market performance (up 3% year to date and up 1.4% from 30 June 2018 despite a decline of 1.7% in the FTSE 100 Index during the third quarter)
  • £0.9 billion of integrated flows delivered during the quarter (of which £0.8 billion was from Quilter Financial Planning and Private Client Advisers). Total integrated flows of £3.0 billion year to date (+7%) further demonstrating the strength of our advice based business model.

Paul Feeney, CEO of Quilter plc, commented:
“Over the last quarter more volatile investment markets and geopolitical uncertainty have contributed to weaker investor sentiment resulting in a market-wide reduction in net retail flows. Year to date flows across the market are down 55% on the comparable period according to the Investment Association. Against this backdrop, I am pleased to report continued solid performance in NCCF of £1.1 billion (excluding Quilter Life Assurance) in the third quarter, marginally ahead of the second quarter. Worthy of note is the more cautious approach both we and the advisers who use our platform have taken towards defined benefit to defined contribution pension transfers. These totalled £0.3 billion in the third quarter of 2018 versus £0.6 billion in the comparable period of 2017.

Gross flows into Quilter Investors of £4.3 billion year to date were up 10% on a year earlier and gross sales within Quilter Wealth Solutions, our UK platform business, remained strong at £6.1 billion year to date, down 9% on the prior year despite the factors referenced earlier. This demonstrates the benefit of having both a substantial adviser workforce and an open channel actively supporting over 4,000 IFAs. We remain confident in the long term prospects for our business model. We look forward to reporting our full year results in March 2019.”

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