Interesting times for brokers / fund managers

The last couple of weeks have been a busy period for several of the listed fund management groups and AIM quoted brokers. Numis Securities and Brewin Dolphin have both reported their full year results, Charles Stanley reported its interims, and WH Ireland produced a trading update.
Numis produced strong results for the financial year ending September, participating to the full in the strong IPO market during the first few months of 2014. Brewin Dolphin and Charles Stanley reported results for the 12 and 6 months (respectively) ending September, which showed contrasting performances.
Last, but not least, WH Ireland produced a trading update for its financial year to end November. Prospects for their current financial year looks promising, with several new senior management hires now on board, new broker teams having joined in recent months and new offices on the Isle of Man and in Millton Keynes set to contribute.