198601Vision of comprehensive
The origins of the Group date back to the mid-1980s when CEO Jeremy Hoyland resigned from the trading desk at Bankers Trust, now part of Deutsche Bank, with a simple vision of providing comprehensive financial planning for individual families.
198702Independent financial adviser
Embracing the beginning of real regulation in 1987, Hoyland swam against the tide of firms becoming restricted, setting up as an independent financial adviser (HFM), with his wife Jacqueline as a partner.
199203Focus on total client care
Inheriting a genetic mix of the fierce independence of his artist father, Royal Academician John Hoyland, (described by Damien Hirst as “easily the greatest British abstract painter”) and the Finnish trait of “sisu”, loosely translated as the “grit” of his economics graduate, Finnish mother, Hoyland set about what he described in his journal in 1992, as his ambition of building “the highest quality financial management business in the country”. He went on to write that “it would focus on total client care, objectivity and independence, continual monitoring of all assets, and be at the forefront of product development.
The “wealth management breakthrough” came with the realisation that HFM’s differentiator would be to become totally “client-centric”. Translated, this meant a focus on planning and service as distinct from product. This led to the recognition that a comprehensive client service proposition would need to be developed, providing a full circle of services. Administrators, technicians and other advisers were steadily added, most of whom remain with the firm today. The expertise of the firm expanded to cover specialist investments such as property syndicates, hedge funds and later private equity and other specialist investments, supplementing mainstream investment vehicles, to cater for the needs of an increasingly sophisticated client base.
200005Mortgage broking & employee benefits
Saw the first acquisition, adding mortgage broking expertise with first co-director, Gary Festa coming on board. An employee benefits division headed up by Jason Lines was started from scratch as a new venture.
200306HFM & Columbus Financial Advisers
Saw the beginning of a seminal association of HFM with Columbus Financial Advisers. Columbus had complementary values, clients and skills.
Saw the formation of the HFM Columbus Group (HFMC) and careful shepherding of client assets through the difficult years of the financial crash. Marcus Carlton joins the combined business having previously led Columbus.
201008Cost-effective wealth management solution
Foreseeing pressure on returns and costs for our clients, HFMC developed a vertically integrated business adding an in-house discretionary management service and custodian. This reduced costs and enhanced returns enjoyed by our clients. Our recurring revenues have grown almost sixfold since then, ensuring we are profitable and able to be here long into the future. Something that is very important to our clients.
201109HFMC group achieve corporate chartered status
The advisory firms in the HFMC group achieved and have ever since retained “Corporate Chartered Status”. Our Chartered title evidences our commitment to excellence and professionalism.
201410Tailored asset management
HFMC offers a comprehensive and holistic financial planning service including use of lifetime cashflows, HFMC MoneyMap™ careful responsible tax planning and tailored asset management. This is underpinned by a comprehensive range of model portfolios, available both onshore and offshore, held in sterling and a number of foreign currencies. The thriving employee benefits unit, bolstered by further acquisition, continues to deliver services to companies with the same client central focus as the private wealth division.
201611Assets under advice approaching £1bn
Multiple support model portfolios providing multi asset, multi currency both onshore and offshore.
201712Flagship London Office
Our new flagship London office is opened to facilitate the provision of the group’s services to a rapidly increasing client base, almost all derived from word-of-mouth referrals from existing clients and other professionals.
201813HFMC is looking forward
Now with almost 25% of the staff being shareholders, HFMC is looking forward to leveraging our position as one of the most advanced proponents of the provision of comprehensive wealth management, delivered with a planning led focus. Our Private Office service helps more complex families achieve the successful execution of their long-term financial plans. HFMC has a 10 year vision with regard to the next phase of its growth, totally rooted in our desire to create “the highest quality financial management business in the country”.
Our StoryHFMC Press Team2018-01-02T09:02:22+00:00