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Hot 100 2013 – 13: The Real Return Group

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The basics

Company name: The Real Return Group
What they do: Investment fund management
Headquarters: London
The Boss: Charles Richardson

The financials

Latest turnover (£,000): 40,378
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 57
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 4,616

The details

Set up in 2003 as a independent investment company focused on real return investing, The Real Return Group is best known for Veritas Asset Management, its largest subsidiary.

Regulated fund management boutique Veritas runs global and asian equity mandates with employees split between Europe and Asia.

The company, led by four principals – Charles Richardson, Andy Headley, Ezra Sun and Richard Grant – is run as a partnership and is 100 per cent owned by employees. Turnover at The Real Return Group has jumped from £10.4m in 2008 to £40.4m in 2011, with a pre-tax profit of £4.6m.

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