IFG Group plc is a focused financial services company with full market listings in London and Dublin. The Group provides a range of financial solutions including full platform services, pensions administration and independent financial advice.
Having successfully restructured the balance sheet and business portfolio in the early 2000s, the Group focused on its core competencies and set about building highly stable, long term revenue streams growing organically and by acquisition.
Acquiring James Hay in March 2010 and the subsequent successful integration catapulted IFG Group into the No. 1 position in the UK bespoke SIPP market. The acquisition was strategically consistent with our goal of occupying the leading position in each of our chosen markets.
Since then, James Hay Partnership has evolved into being a leading platform provider in the retirement and wealth planning market supporting clients and their financial advisers with expert service and flexible, competitive products. In addition to positive organic growth momentum, James Hay has secured a number of partnership agreements, including backbook and distribution arrangements, most notably with Capita in 2014 and Towry in 2015.
The Group also owns award winning financial adviser Saunderson House. Based in the City of London, it provides objective advice to private clients and organisations and has a reputation for transparency, excellent client service and an impressive investment performance track record.
In recent years, the IFG Group has made a series of disposals, including IFG International, a provider of corporate and trust services in 2012, the businesses of IFG Financial Services, a traditional UK IFA, the businesses of IFG Ireland, a pension, investment and advisory business, and other minor disposals including IFG Asia, One Network, ARB Underwriting and Siddalls France.
The Group now has sharper focus with a strong balance sheet to further support and invest in the continued growth and development of James Hay Partnership and Saunderson House.