Icas signs up Investec as first ‘principal partner’

Icas chief executive Anton Colella said the partnership would deliver 'real value'. Picture: Contributed
Icas chief executive Anton Colella said the partnership would deliver 'real value'. Picture: Contributed
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Accounting trade body Icas has signed a deal for Investec Wealth & Investment to become the first member of its “principal partner” scheme.

Under the tie-up, the wealth manager – which looks after more than £26.5 billion of clients’ assets – will help support a range of Icas events including its conference and annual dinner, both of which are due to be held in Edinburgh this year.

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Icas chief executive Anton Colella said the organisation’s new partnership initiative aims to build “long-term, mutually beneficial relationships” with other firms that can provide “relevant” services for its more than 21,000 members.

He added: “I know Investec Wealth & Investment’s significant experience in the sector will prove of real value.”

Murray Mackay, executive director at Investec Wealth & Investment in Edinburgh, said the firm would be supporting Icas to “grow its membership and working with these professionals to the benefit of their clients”.