We’re so proud to announce that we have once again been listed in the annual Citywire New Model Adviser Top 100, which celebrates the very best of the UK’s professional financial planning community.

Matthew Douglas Ltd is also the only Independent Financial Advice (IFA) business across East Anglia to have achieved this for ten consecutive years.

Top 100 Citywire

Here’s why we were nominated

Survey responses for the list were assessed using a point-scoring system, looking for evidence of the following:

Well-qualified staff

Robust investment propositions

Carefully segmented client bases

Good use of technology

Willingness to share best practice

Client education


Contribution to professional standards

….and more!

The use of a weighting system meant that large and small firms were compared fairly, to ensure that no bias was seen to larger corporations.

Citywire said: “The business, which prides itself on having a diverse range of ages, background and ethnicities among its employees, was recently nominated for a national diversity award. More than half of the firm’s employees are less than 40 years old.

“The business engages regularly with local charities and has close partnerships with local schools and universities. Its advisers offer personal finance sessions and career advice at three schools and a targeted service, called Springboard, for the children of its advice clients. The firm also offers work placements to students at Essex University.”

Here’s what our Director, Matthew Pescott Frost, had to say about the news:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to once again have been named in the Citywire NMA’s Top 100 for the tenth year in a row. It’s such an incredible achievement and one that we are very proud of at Matthew Douglas.

“It’s a credit to our whole team that we have been able to achieve this for ten consecutive years, and really reflects the hard work that everyone puts in – both when directly helping clients and all of the work that’s done behind the scenes in the office.

“To also be the only firm across the whole of East Anglia to achieve this is just fantastic. We really go above and beyond for our customers, and that’s reflected in our ability to retain this award for so many years.”

You can read more about it here.