Our client brings the highest standards of professional, institutional investment management to individual investors, Court of Protection deputies, charities and trusts. The manager partners with IFA’s and professional services firms including law firms and accountancy practices.
Through its proprietary investment processes, the manager actively manages portfolios that are globally diversified across all major asset classes, including alternative investments. Investments may be held in a variety of tax advantaged wrappers, such as ISA's, pension schemes and offshore bonds. They have developed a discretionary wealth management service that is distinctive in five important respects:
• Risk and return is quantified, so that clients are clear what they should expect over both the short and longer term from their portfolio.
• Costs are kept to a minimum. Investment in the UK is via individual bonds and equities, providing transparency and low cost.
• Performance is central to the proposition. Investment decision-making is based on modern, quantitative disciplines that emphasise objectivity over emotion.
• Accountability is assured by aligning a composite benchmark to each client’s risk profile. This means that clients can see how the portfolio is performing against market indices of comparable risk.
• Personal service is an integral part of the offering. Each client has their own account manager and receives quarterly investment reports.
The manager has over £100m of assets under management.
The minimum investments is £100,000.
IFA’s and other professional advisers, including accountants and solicitors are increasingly looking at discretionary fund management solutions. Our client is the discretionary fund manager of choice to a number of IFA firms.
There are a number of reasons for advisers to look to outsourced discretionary fund management, including:
Reduced regulatory risk
The selection of investments and individual funds for clients by intermediaries is now a significant business risk.
The FSA are looking ever more closely into the research and selection criteria adopted by intermediaries when selecting investment recommendations for clients. These risks are removed when you outsource the investment management service.
Quality offering for your clients
The investment service is of a similar standard to that provided to the largest institutional investors. You and your clients deal only with experienced investment professionals at all times.
Client expectations management
Our risk profiling process ensures clients select the right asset mix for their needs and have realistic return expectations.
High calibre systems
All back office services for the manager are provided by one of the worlds leading investment services firms with a particular expertise in the delivery of simple but sophisticated solutions to the complex needs of private clients.
Process, performance and risk control
Modern, quantitative disciplines are applied to bring objectivity to investment decisions. Supported by research from some of the leading global financial institutions, the managers processes are designed to avoid the pitfalls associated with emotional responses to market movements.
The goal is to out-perform the client’s benchmark while at the same time limiting the risk of underperformance.
Improve your business
Build a valuable recurring income stream or enhance existing revenues from this area without increased business risk.
Reduce your PI cover costs by outsourcing investment management.
Increase the exit value of your business.
Through its proprietary investment processes, the manager actively manages portfolios that are globally diversified across all major asset classes. These include, but are not limited to:
• UK fixed interest gilts
• UK index-linked gilts
• UK corporate bonds
• International bonds
• UK quoted stocks
• International funds
• Emerging market funds
• Smaller companies funds
• Money market funds
• Short dated corporate bonds
• Bond hedge funds
• Securitised loan funds
• Commercial property funds
• Commodity funds
• Hedge funds