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FTI Consulting and Walbrook PR lead rankings of AIM client accounts after a decade of "flux" in the AIM Adviser Rankings Guide of the last ten years

19 January 2016

FTI Consulting tops a list of AIM Adviser Rankings - by number of clients - with 66 PR accounts in the tenth anniversary AIM Adviser Rankings Guide. Walbrook, which represents 65 briefs is second in the list, which covers the ten year period to 30 November 2015.

FTI Consulting and Walbrook PR lead rankings of AIM client accounts after a decade of "flux" in the AIM Adviser Rankings Guide of the last ten years

FTI has seen a rise of 36 AIM clients since November 2005, reports the guide. The PR adviser also heads up a table of market cap by AIM clients, which represents nearly £9bn.

Walbrook, which was founded in 2009 by former Parkgreen Communcation's Paul McManus, is a new entrant to the rankings in the last decade and now represents clients with some £2.28bn market cap in the AIM market. Its growth, reports the quarterly published guide, is due to targeting "AIM and Small-Cap plays as a means of driving their businesses".

In the last 12 months, it has won briefs from security and facilities management company Mortice and Philippine minerals business BlueBird Merchant Ventures.

McManus commented: "Our success has been driven by bringing together a team that enjoys working with smaller companies and properly understands the particular issues that these growing businesses face. We've focussed on providing our clients with high quality independent and honest advice on media engagement and investor relations and have quickly built a reputation as a trusted voice for smaller companies that can be relied upon by journalists, analysts and investors alike."

Other new entrants in the guide include Yellow Jersey, which has eaten up market share of the minerals sector, the consolidated MHP Communications, Camarco, Vigo Communications and Alma PR.

The rankings are compiled by Advisers Rankings Ltd, with the data supplied by Morningstar.