by Richard Buckley, Editor, Business Eye

Northern Ireland’s largest financial advisory firm, Kerr Henderson is celebrating after being ranked fourth in this year’s FTAdviser’s Top 100 Financial Advisers list. The Belfast based company is the only Northern Ireland IFA to make the prestigious list, with rankings based on the key factors that would encourage clients to work with them.


These include sales, assets under management and the number of highly qualified staff. With uncertainty in the market greater than usual, additional factors such as fund management experience, longevity and continuity of advisors and customers was also taken into account.

Family firm, Kerr Henderson has been advising clients for over 50 years since 1962, has offices in London and Belfast, and has over £1 billion funds under management. It offers a holistic advisory service to both companies and individuals, areas of expertise include: pensions, investments, actuarial, wealth management, employee benefits, healthcare, group risk, general insurance and protection.

Michael Kerr, managing director of Kerr Henderson said, “We attribute our number-four ranking to offering excellent service and advice that really supports our clients: both corporate and private. That excellence starts with having highly qualified advisers, so we invest heavily in our people.

Mr Kerr continued, “We also invest significantly in technology which supports our propositions. We make continual improvements to our internal infrastructure to make sure we can offer the best possible support to our clients, and these improvements have been shown to pay off with us being ranked number four nationwide, we’re delighted – it’s good news for our staff and our clients.”

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Pictured L-R are Paul Simpson, CEO Quilter Investors, Michael Kerr, Managing Director, Kerr Henderson Group and Emma Ann Hughes, FTAdviser

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