The Hemscott Adviser Rankings for financial PR up to the end of the May showed Brunswick extending its lead over Finsbury for FTSE 100 clients from seven to nine (27 to 18). FD was the only other firm in double figures with ten, with Maitland slipping back to nine after losing private equity giant 3i to Finsbury.
But Hemscott figures seen by PRWeek for clients by profit and by market cap show Finsbury edging out Brunswick on both measures for FTSE 100 clients and total clients.
Finsbury's total listed clients are worth £489bn, compared to Brunswick's total of £472bn. FD at £354bn and Maitland at £195bn are the other agencies over the £100bn mark.