WHIreland Int’l rebrands amid bid to become ‘IoM’s largest wealth manager’

WHIreland has launched its new WHIreland International Wealth brand for its Isle of Man subsidiary operation amid a major recruitment drive as it bids to become ‘the largest wealth manager on the Isle of Man within the next five years’.

The move also underlines the international focus of the Isle of Man business and sets it apart from the WHIreland Wealth Management division in the UK, the company said.

Currently based on Athol Street in Douglas, WHIreland International Wealth is led by managing director Will Corrin, who revealed that the company is also in the process of a major recruitment drive, that is likely to lead to a move to new premises.

“The history and heritage of the WHIreland name is clearly an essential part of our identity and one that provides our clients with the peace of mind and security of dealing with a successful, long-established business,” said Corrin, pictured above.

‘Different type of client’

“The change of brand, new logo pictured left, to WHIreland International Wealth more clearly signposts that we operate in different markets to our parent group and attract a different type of client who may have quite distinct and often more complex wealth management needs.

Corrin added that the still “very much aligned” to the investment philosophy of the WHIreland Group.

Although he added that new products and services launched by the international division will be more “closely attuned” to the needs of the company’s local Isle of Man and international clients.

Recruitment drive

The company said that it has a strategy to “become the largest wealth manager on the Isle of Man within the next five years” and is currently on a recruitment drive for further investment professionals to be part of that journey.

A move to larger premises is expected later in the year to support its growth strategy.

The launch of the new brand will be celebrated at a special preview of a new exhibition, supported by WHIreland International Wealth, in conjunction with Manx National Heritage, at the Manx Museum in October.

Manx Tholtans will feature the work of Manx photographer Ray Kelly and multi-media artist Niamh Kelly that explores abandoned buildings found around the Isle of Man.

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