Advisory & Brokerage
Our advisory service specifically focuses on those clients who wish us to monitor their portfolios and pro-actively make recommendations, but who wish to retain the final decision on all transactions. We aim to understand your objectives and risk attitude at the outset of the relationship in order to provide you with appropriate ideas. It is our belief that our strength lies in the quality of the opinion that we offer and the network of contacts we have in the institutional investment arena, combined with our conviction to keep communication quick and clear.
Whilst we are not ultimately responsible for the performance of your portfolio or its suitability, we will comment on the merits of a particular transaction where required. In the event that you are clear as to the action you wish to take, we will do our best to ensure that your decision is well informed by providing you with the required research and/or data, using our proprietary systems and investment relationships.
The administration of your account will be handled by us, including providing valuations on a quarterly basis. As per our discretionary service, valuations can also be produced on an ad-hoc basis. Additionally we have a secure on-line valuations facility which allows you to view your portfolio whenever you would like.
There is no set management fee for our advisory service, we will simply charge an agreed commission rate per transaction which will be clearly set out at the start of our relationship. Your assets will be held at our global custodian, for which there is a small annual fee.
Our brokerage service is for those clients who only wish to custody their assets with us, through our global custodian, and execute transactions through us. We will not recommend any transactions to you and are not responsible for the performance of your portfolio or its suitability, nor will we be obliged to recommend any transactions to you or give any advice. We do, however, still provide valuations quarterly, or on an agreed ad-hoc basis, and again our secure on-line valuations facility means you can view your portfolio when you wish.
This service is normally best suited to professional investors, or where special situation transactions dictate that an efficient and cost effective custodial and transactional service is required. The fees for such service entail an agreed commission rate per transaction and a small annual custody fee, both of which will be clearly set out at the start of our relationship.