HALL & WILCOX
Over the last 12 months, Hall & Wilcox has broadened its presence, opening up offices in Perth and Canberra as part of a long-term expansion strategy.
“We’ve made no secret of our desire for a national footprint,” says managing partner Tony Macvean. “Our strategy has included select acquisitions of partners and teams we believe fit with the Hall & Wilcox purpose, strategy and culture, while also continuing to grow great talent internally.”
The firm only opened its second Australian office in Sydney in 2014 and has continued its rapid growth since then. “A lot of the growth has been based on client demand, with clients wanting an increasingly integrated team nationally,” Macvean says.
“Clients are responding positively to our growth and are seeing how it benefits them.” Financial services and insurance are key focuses for the firm and key contributers to its growth.
“We have depth and strength across all areas required by the financial services and insurance sector, from claims processing to advising on major IPOs and M&As within the sector, and everything in between,” Macvean says. “The financial services and insurance sector continues to be a focus for the firm, and we are seeing great development in the work we are doing.”
Macvean says the firm is looking to continue to develop expertise in its chosen industries. New recruits have to be a good commercial and cultural fit, a key retention strategy, he says.
“We invest time and money in ensuring our people can get together and collaborate, nationally.
“We truly believe we are better together and do everything we can to support this aspect of our culture.”