City of London has announced its results for FY2019. The headline figures of £11.4m PTP and undiluted EPS of 34.9p were in line with July’s trading statement, meaning the interest for investors was in the details. Although FUM ended the year up by more than 5%, at $5.39bn, average FUM for fee collection was slightly lower ($5.1bn in FY2019 compared with $5.2bn in FY2018). Combined with the ongoing decline in fee rates from the increase in the diversification areas, revenue declined almost 6% to $31.9m. Staff costs increased with the recruitment of the new REIT team, with offsets from reduced commissions and other administrative costs.
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