Successful financial advice and wealth management businesses will have their own centralised investment proposition (CIP) and these can take many different forms, each with their own merits.
When such firms achieve significant scale in terms of clients, assets under management or advice and advisory staff, the next logical step in their development is often to establish a collective fund range. This is because there can be considerable benefits for their clients and their business if the CIP is delivered via their own collective funds.
Brompton’s experienced management team, which has been involved in the creation and management of more than 100 collective investment funds over three decades, is well suited to helping you set up and manage your own fund range, mirroring, as far as possible, your existing CIP and risk-profiling approach to minimise change. And for advisory firms without an existing CIP, Brompton’s skilled team can help you design and manage a new bespoke investment offering for your clients.
While an advisory business can set up its own collective fund range with all the associated administrative infrastructure, it is generally more cost-effective to use the services of third-parties alongside an authorised corporate director (ACD) to oversee fund operations.
Brompton’s team can provide you with a complete “design, build and manage” service to help you create your own investment funds, starting with an initial outline review, then proceeding through ACD selection and applying for regulatory permissions to setting up appropriate investment governance structures and management oversight systems.
The main benefits for your clients of investing via a tax-efficient collective fund include:
The main benefits for your business include:
Advisory and wealth management firms thinking of establishing their own investment funds need to recognise the complexities involved. Operating collective funds involves additional costs and additional workloads for advisory staff, increased regulatory requirements and risk and the introduction of the oversight and controls required by an ACD. Establishing the right structure and proposition is, therefore, critical in obtaining the maximum benefits for your clients and your business. Brompton is well placed as your investment partner to address such complexities.