The manager, which is owned by BNY Mellon and is one of the top three managers of institutional assets in the country, increased assets under management to £203.7bn for the 12 months ending December, up from £168.3bn a year ago.
The company’s main institutional business, known for offering products that hedge pension scheme risk, saw pre-tax profits rise 22 per cent on the back of £163.9m in revenues, up from £118.4m a year ago.
In its trust business – which manages a smaller £7bn – higher management fees also helped bolster profits despite net inflow falling from £840m to £720m for the year. Institutional net fund inflows also fell over the year, dropping from £39.8bn in 2011 to £29.6bn at the end of last year.
Overall, pre-tax profits for the group hit £35m in all.
Parent BNY Mellon moved to merge Insight with another one of its subsidiaries, currency risk manager Pareto Investment Management earlier last year. Directors said the tie-up would lead to more expansion overseas.
“We are growing our European presence, notably in Germany and the Netherlands and, through leveraging BNY Mellon’s reach, we are planning a targeted international expansion, supported further by the acquisition and integration of Pareto in 2013”, directors said in the accounts.