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Shard Capital enters Irish market with stake in Dublin-based Omnium Investment Platform

September 23, 2021

2Shard Capital, a leading, London headquartered wealth manager, has agreed to take a 50% stake in the Dublin-based investment platform “Omnium”, the innovative technology solution for financial advisers in Ireland.

The deal gives Shard Capital access to a strong digital platform as well as access to new markets with a regulated entity to springboard its plans for expansion within Ireland and the European Union.

In turn, the investment from Shard Capital, which is subject to regulatory approval, will enable Omnium to accelerate its growth trajectory and capitalise on the huge demand for its digital platform over the last year.

Shard Capital CEO, Toby Raincock, adds:

“Shard Capital and Omnium are both client-focussed, solutions-led businesses and our combined entrepreneurial spirit and agility will ensure we are well-placed to create innovative solutions for clients. Shard and Omnium’s partnership represents a fantastic opportunity for expansion for both organisations and provides us with the ideal platform to expand our offering across both Ireland and the EU27.”

Christopher Ovenden, CEO, Omnium Investment Platform comments:

“The demand for our digital platform has shot through the roof in the last 12 months where we have seen five years of digital transformation take place in one year.

“By working with Shard Capital, we will be able to accelerate our enhanced offering to clients in Ireland and the EU, as well as extend the range of services we provide. Shard’s stellar reputation for excellence in client servicing fits in with our own commitment to providing the highest quality of service, and with access to their experienced, market-leading team, Omnium is ideally placed to accelerate our ambitious growth plans in the near future.”

The transaction concerned will see Shard Capital International Ltd obtain a 50% interest in Omnium and is subject to obtaining regulatory approval of the Central Bank of Ireland (pending at time of release).

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Note to Editors

Shard Capital:

Shard Capital is a leading, London headquartered wealth manager. It also offers investment, dealing and capital markets services to private, corporate and institutional clients, supporting them to achieve a broad range of objectives through its highly tailored service. Shard Capital uses a range of platforms, markets or financial instruments to meet its clients’ needs.

In just 10 years, Shard Capital has grown organically to manage and administer more than £1bn of assets. The Shard Capital team includes more than 75 specialists in the UK and abroad and its leadership team has a proven track record in successfully managing financial and professional services companies, gained at brands such as Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Brewin Dolphin, KPMG and EY.

Omnium Investment Platform:

Omnium is among the most innovative and comprehensive Investment Platforms in the domestic market, providing a transparent partnership model to intermediaries, trustees, brokers and wealth managers. The platform aggregates multiple asset classes in one place, providing straight-through processing & digital signatures, increasing transparency and reducing the cost of investing to the end-investor – all in a truly independent environment.

The platform also drives massive efficiencies for investment managers via data aggregation and automation thus driving the success of their operating models.