KPMG retains audit crown in latest Adviser Rankings

KPMG retains its position as the UK’s leading auditor in terms of overall stock market client numbers with 404 accounts, according to the latest research from Adviser Rankings.

In the latest quarterly Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide, BDO retained the lead on London’s junior market by client numbers – ahead of KPMG, by just one client, while BDO managed to ease on to the podium through the collective worth of its clients.

Both Crowe Clark Whitehill (CCW) and Smith & Williamson made solid additions to their rosters, in eighth and tenth place, respectively. Numbers for haysmacintyre were also up.

CCW and UHY both gained clients and moved up a place in the overall rankings to eighth and ninth respectively.

In terms of auditing the largest companies, PwC remained the largest auditor of FTSE 100 businesses with 39 clients,  nearly double that of Deloitte, which moved into third position.

Meanwhile, in the industrials sector, Welbeck Associates entered the rankings in joint 11th position with three clients while in oil & gas Nexia Smith & Williamson retain 8th position with five clients, after a gain of one.


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