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Quilter signs C-19 business pledge

16 April 2020

Quilter has joined businesses from across the UK in an initiative to help Britain and its most vulnerable people to pull through the coronavirus pandemic.

Former cabinet minister, Rt Hon Justine Greening has launched the C-19 Business Pledge with entrepreneur, David Harrison. The national scheme encourages employers to join the coronavirus effort by pledging to help their employees, customers and communities during this crisis.  

It is targeting not just the immediate challenges, but also how Britain recovers from the crisis. It comes after Greening received a huge response from businesses and universities getting in touch willing to be part of the national effort.

Employers who sign the pledge give their backing to three main objectives built around employees, customers and communities:

  1. Support own employees throughout and beyond this challenging time
  2. Publish clear and simple advice for customers; and
  3. Help communities in Britain through the epidemic.

Examples of the work Quilter is doing, includes:

  • The Quilter Foundation has donated £100,000 to the National Emergencies Trust coronavirus appeal
  • Supporting its existing strategic charity partners through this uncertain time
  • Redirecting resource to ensure phone lines remain open for vulnerable clients
  • Boosting online support to help customers, including new Covid-19 scam warnings
  • Revamping its Thrive wellbeing programme for employees to help them work from home effectively and cope with isolation
  • Additional support for line managers through a new managers’ hub providing practical help on how to support their teams

Jane Goodland, corporate affairs director at Quilter, said:

“Businesses have a responsibility to support colleagues and communities throughout this crisis and at Quilter we are doing everything we can to contribute. We are incredibly proud of our colleagues who have gone above and beyond to support vulnerable customers who rely on us for their retirement income and financial security and to raise funds for the national COVID-19 appeal.  

“We’re looking forward to collaborating with other businesses signed up to the pledge as undoubtedly we can make a more impactful collective effort.”

For more information contact

Tim Skelton-Smith
023 8091 6998 
078 2414 5076 
tim.skelton-smith@quilter.com

Notes to Editors:

Quilter plc is a leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping to create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

Quilter plc oversees £95.3 billion in customer investments (as at 31 March 2020).

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: financial advice; investment platforms; multi-asset investment solutions; and discretionary fund management.

The business is comprised of two segments: Advice and Wealth Management and Wealth Platforms.

Advice and Wealth Management encompasses the financial advice business, Quilter Financial Planning; the discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Quilter Investors, the Multi-asset investment solutions business.

Wealth Platforms includes Old Mutual Wealth UK platform and Quilter International, including AAM Advisory in Singapore.

The Old Mutual Wealth Heritage life assurance business was acquired by ReAssure Group Plc on 2 January 2020.

Since its IPO in June 2018, Quilter plc’s businesses have progressively rebranded to Quilter, as follows: 

  • Quilter Financial Planning (previously Intrinsic)
  • Quilter Private Client Advisers (previously Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers)
  • Quilter Financial Advisers (previously Charles Derby Group)
  • Quilter Financial Adviser School
  • Quilter Cheviot
  • Quilter Investors
  • Old Mutual Wealth (becoming Quilter Investment Platform in 2020)
  • Quilter International (previously Old Mutual International)

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