About Hornbuckle

Our strategy is simple: we’ve set our sights on being the partner of choice for people who need complex retirement solutions. We deliver our specialist products and services through a wide range of intermediary distribution partners, including independent financial advisers, wealth managers, employee benefit consultants and private banks. We also pride ourselves on providing fair priced, risk-controlled solutions to most pension needs.

Our History

  • 1982 – Company launched providing financial advice and small self- administered schemes administration (SSAS).
  • 1997 – Entered the self-invested personal pension (SIPP) market.
  • 2009 – Sold the financial advisory arm of our business to focus on pension administration.
  • 2013 – Embark group acquired controlling stake of Hornbuckle (vital statistics below for the Group)
  • 2016 – Embark Services Limited (ESL), trading as Hornbuckle was created as a wholly owned subsidiary of Embark Group.

Hornbuckle’s vital statistics

  • Formed: 1982
  • Employees: 106
  • AuA: c£3.4bn
  • Clients: c14,500
  • AKG rating of B strong
  • Locations: 3
  • Ownership: 100% private across eight shareholders
  • Turnover: >£10m
  • Capital adequacy ratio: we maintain at least 125% at all times and currently significantly higher

Figures correct as of July 2017.

The Embark Group’s vital statistics

  • c£11.4bn assets under administration
  • c107,000+ consumer clients
  • 100% privately owned
  • £ multi-million year-on–year capital investment
  • Employs 503 people
  • Eight businesses located in six offices
  • £10m Professional Indemnity (PI) cover

Figures correct as of July 2017.