More than 100 high-flyers attended Equilibrium Asset Management’s first ‘Social in the City’ event at the lavish Rosso Restaurant & Bar.
The after-work event offered drinks and canapes, meaningful networking opportunities and the chance to get to know partners of the Chartered wealth management firm.
Prizes were also handed out following a business card raffle. One guest landed a two-night luxury five-star European break, which included flights and accommodation.
Equilibrium owner and founder Colin Lawson also presented a £250 Flannels Voucher, a £250 Harvey Nichols voucher, a £50 Rosso voucher and a bottle of champagne to other lucky winners.
It comes after Cheshire-based Equilibrium, which employs 63 staff and manages over £700 million of assets for over 850 families, recently revealed record breaking results following the fiscal year end in August – with turnover rising to more than £7 million.
Speaking after the event Colin, who was accompanied by Managing Partner Gaynor Rigby and Partner and Head of Client Care Debbie Jukes, described Manchester as a booming city that hosts a growing number of high-net worth individuals.
He said: “Equilibrium is in the midst of enjoying a fantastic year after being crowned as the fifth best small company to work for by The Sunday Times and landing more than £100m of new assets under management for the year.
“With that in mind, we wanted to hold our first Manchester ‘Social in the City’ event and meet new people in a stunning yet relaxing environment.”
He added: “Manchester is well on the way to becoming a truly international city and destination and is an important region to Equilibrium.
“I’d like to thank all those who joined us at the social and will look forward to nurturing some new relationships.”
Equilibrium, which was founded more than 21 years ago and also has a Chester office, was named ‘Best Adviser Firm UK’ at the International Adviser Best Practice Adviser Awards earlier this year.
In September the company launched its new one-stop-shop online finance portal, MyEQ. It allows clients to view their own investment portfolio through the MyEQ app on their laptop, phone, desktop or tablet.
Equilibrium Managing Partner Gaynor Rigby said the multi-functional portal will give users a snapshot into their finances, with the added ability to keep track of investments, see a true picture of their net worth and even calculate property values.