UK-based Titan Asset Management has entered into a partnership agreement with DFM consultancy firm Maplesden Griffin & Partners.
Maplesden Griffin & Partners works with discretionary fund managers to help firms simplify and reduce the burden of the investment process. With locations in both the UK and the UAE, Maplesden Griffin & Partners is able to support clients over multiple locations.
As part of the partnership, Titan Asset Management will work alongside Maplesden Griffin & Partners to create a model portfolio strategy for the international market.
Titan Asset Management will provide access to model portfolios, which are run by chief investment officer John Leiper and the investment team, and available across international platforms and wrappers. Advisers will also be able to access other areas of Titan’s services including DFM, direct equity strategies and alternatives.
The firm said this is first phase of the group’s expansion into the international adviser and private clients markets.
Start of the journey
Leiper said: “Maplesden Griffin & Partners is an impressive firm, which has been evident since our first meeting. The partnership moves Titan into new markets which aligns with our strategic ambitions. We are excited to bring the unique Titan offering to the international market, and work alongside the team at Maplesden Griffin & Partners, supporting them on their journey.”
Mark Maplesden, sales director at Maplesden Griffin & Partners, said: “From the outset it has always been our intention to work with a panel of DFMs, but it was important to choose the right partners. We wanted to ensure their proposition differed from what we already had, but also complimented our existing offerings.
“Our partners are delighted to now welcome Titan to be a part of Maplesden Griffin & Partners and recognize how a panel approach will help to continue to drive the change we all know is needed in the expat space to ensure the underlying clients’ best interests are served.”
Nick Griffin, managing director of Maplesden Griffin & Partners, added: “Like ourselves, Titan is an entrepreneurial business with extensive experience in the adviser space, and they are keen to work with us to now offer their expertise to the expat markets.”
Titan Asset Management is an investment business and a subsidiary of DFM and wealth consolidator Titan Wealth.