Police & Nurses Limited (PNL or the Bank) has agreed to sell its majority share in the operating assets of Police & Nurses Financial Planning Pty Ltd (PNFP) to WA’s Wealth Management Partners Group (WMP) with the parties executing a binding agreement on 30 June 2021 (Agreement).
In an environment of increasing regulatory obligations and costs, operating and sustaining a compliant and successful financial planning business has become an even more specialised proposition. Following a recent strategic review, the Bank has made the decision that PNFP clients will be better served by a dedicated WA-based wealth management organisation both now and in the future.
The Bank’s General Manager Strategy & Corporate Development, Kim Radalj, said that the search for a purchaser focused on finding a dedicated financial planning business that shares a similar values set and track record of building long-term client relationships to ensure the best possible outcome for PNFP’s clients.
“We’ve found an ideal purchaser in the WMP Group. As our PNFP Financial Advisers who are actively managing clients will be moving across to WMP, our clients will continue to receive quality financial advice consistency and continuity of service, provided by an experienced, authorised financial planning organisation, owned and operated right here in WA,” he said.
WMP began in WA in 2003 and has a strong set of values that closely aligns with PNFP's.
Managing Partner of WMP, Steve Beattie said, "We’re excited to welcome the PNFP clients and staff into our business. We specialise in preparing and helping clients get the most from their retirement and have extensive experience across professional services including Police, Nurses and Teachers. We pride ourselves on an in-depth understanding of our clients and speaking in a language our clients understand. We are looking forward to bringing this understanding and knowledge to our new PNFP clients."
Who is WMP?
WMP, based in Burswood Perth, was established in WA in January 2003.
With 5 partners, 22 staff, and 1,100 client families, WMP is well placed to provide the same high-quality advice PNFP’s existing clients have come to expect and will provide continuity of local service.
WMP has built an enduring business on the back of plain-speaking advice, strong relationships and long experience helping people throughout the retirement journey. The care and compassion they show aligns with the values of PNFP.
WMP clients belong to one of Western Australia's largest self-licensed financial advice businesses. PNFP clients will be serviced by a WMP subsidiary, under the WMP Group banner.
Police & Nurses Financial Planning Pty Ltd (PNFP) is owned by Police & Nurses Limited (65%) and Bridges Financial Services Pty Ltd (35%). Bridges Financial Services Pty Ltd is part of the IOOF Group, a publicly listed company, who is a leading provider of wealth management products and services in Australia.