JP Morgan Cazenove has been listed as the world’s best financial adviser and stockbroker in the latest quarterly guide from Adviser Rankings.
The firm’s 98 financial advisory clients and 211 stock market listed clients, many of whom are in the FTSE 100, helped it win the accolades for best stockbroker and best financial adviser, two categories in which it has come out top for the second quarter in a row.
The highest ratings for financial PR went to FTI Consulting, while KPMG took the top spot for auditors. The Registrars category was easily dominated by Capital Asset Services, whose 891 clients dwarfed Computershare’s, who took second place with 567.
Slaughter & May led the law firms division, with 121 listed clients.
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