Hobson taps into Forsyth Barr in quest for scale

Hobson taps into Forsyth Barr in quest for scale
Forsyth Barr's Neil Paviour-Smith welcomes Hobson into the fold. (Image: NZME)
Paul McBeth
Hobson Wealth will join the Forsyth Barr family after weighing up its options to add heft to the wealth advisory business in an environment where many regulatory hurdles make it harder for new entrants to thrive. The boutique wealth manager has been weighing up its options to grow for the past year or two before approaching Forsyth Barr in the middle of the year. Hobson principal Warren Couillault said doing the deal with Forsyth Barr means it can access things such as the larger firm’s research team, its network of 25 offices,...

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