Who we are

190 firms

in the private client investment community.



wealth management and stockbroking firms that deal directly for the private investor.



associate members who provide professional services to our member firms.

Today WMA members reach more than 4 million investors, manage in excess of £510 billion of the country's wealth, carry out more than 20 million trades a year and operate in more than 580 branches across the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Our History

  • 1990

    Formed out of the London Stock Exchange in 1990, APCIMS' mission as a trade association was to represent the interests of stockbroking firms which specialised in providing services for individual investors, balancing the powerful influence of major investing institutions.

  • 1994

    In 1994, the membership grew to include more investment managers who, like stockbrokers, deal in, advise on, or manage direct investment in individual securities for personal and other non-institutional investors.

  • 2013

    In 2013, APCIMS members voted to change their name to the Wealth Management Association to better reflect what their members do.

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What we do

WMA liaises between other bodies such as legislators, policy makers and regulators and our member firms and seeks to ensure that changes from the UK and Europe are appropriate and proportionate for the investment community and their clients.