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It’s that time of the year again – no, not the close of the Premiership transfer window, or even Vietnamese independence day. It’s the moment that corporate statistics supremo Adviser Rankings has released its rankings of the top 10 firms by number of FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and Aim clients for the last quarter, from 10 May to 7 August.
It’s fair to say there’s not been an enormous amount of movement this time round. However, there are a couple of firms that did put in a particularly good showing.
When it comes to the volume of FTSE 100 clients, Slaughter and May and Linklaters are bolting away from the rest of the pack with gathering pace. Slaughters upped its total by one during the period to a net 31, while Linklaters closed the gap between the two by bringing its total up from 28 to 30. The pair leave the rest of the top five – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills – trailing behind with 23, 20 and 17 FTSE 100 clients respectively.
In fact, other than Slaughters and Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright is the only other firm in Adviser Ranking’s top 20 to have added a new FTSE 100 client during the period, poking its nose into the top 10 for the first time this year – an improvement from the last set of rankings.