We are very proud of the service we provide to our clients.
Sometimes though, it can be hard to communicate the full scope of the benefits we offer.
It isn’t always easy to see how phrases like “tax efficiency” and “cash flow modelling” apply to you and your circumstances, especially when these terms aren’t properly explained.
Have a look at the table below. We think it is a great way of showing the full value of great advice.
What we do
|Tax efficiency||Make sure that we utilise as many of the tax reliefs and allowances each year||Your money grows faster|
|Increase investor protection||Look at how best to maximise your protection under the Financial Services Compensation scheme (FSCS)||Your investments are “safer”|
|Reduce portfolio risk||We use sophisticated modelling tools to try to maximise your return for a given level of risk / risk tolerance||Better potential performance without the downside|
|Conduct rigorous due diligence on all your investments||We conduct thorough and robust due diligence and research on all the funds and products that we use||With over 9000 instruments in the UK we save your time while giving you peace of mind|
|Hold your hand through
|Divorce, death, business transition are stressful times – good to have our experience and expertise to assist and guide you through them||We are there when you need us most|
|Pre-fund investment dealing||We look at the most efficient platforms to hold your investments to make sure your costs and time delays are minimised||Could save you many £s over the years (and is often missed by investors)|
|Manage your income in retirement||Pensions freedoms are a great opportunity – but you need to understand all the risks (many of which are hidden)||We will help coach you through the options and could add many years of income from your funds|
|Select a cost effective platform||Wrap platforms can add real value and make portfolio management easier – we make sure we select one that meets your needs||We make sure the platform is cost effective and reliable – making your life easier|
|Help you avoid common mistakes||Sticking to a plan can be hard when markets are up or down substantially – and humans are proven to be poor at making good decisions. Our process is designed to help manage the best way through these times||Research shows that investors may be losing up to 2%pa by falling into common traps – we assist in avoiding these|
|Spot opportunities||Understanding your objectives allows us to be alert to opportunities – new products, new tax freedoms, better strategies||We are your eyes and ears in ever the changing tax, legal and product markets|
|Keep your portfolio
up to date
|A portfolio today is very different to one ten years ago and ten years before that – we keep up to date with developments and lower costs solutions||Reducing costs and boosting efficiency can compound up to big differences over the years|
|Help work out and achieve your financial goals||We ask you questions in a relaxed but structured way, we help you understand risks and opportunities and we build a clear plan for your future||Without a long-term plan your finances are unlikely to head in the right direction. Our job is to give you confidence in the future|
|Assess your risk profile||Risk is a complex subject with many dimensions – we will help you navigate and understand risk to ensure the solutions we recommend meet your needs||We use our expertise, structured questions and a conversation to guide you to a solution that meets your needs and objectives in a way you understand|
|Reduce your paperwork||We will help you understand what you need to file, will manage applications forms and service enquires, provide valuation and updates||Make sure you keep the important things and bin the spam!|
|Cash flow modelling||People find it hard (or impossible) to project returns, costs, inflation and their income needs into the future – we use powerful but simple tools that will illustrate this for you||Seeing a picture of your future “money in and out” can really put into perspective how you’re your plan is progressing|
|Cost reduction||Life assurance, pension products, wrap platforms, investment products have all seen price pressure in the last few years – we scour the market to find the best value||We can often save more in costs that our total fees, and when combined with good tax planning can really boost your returns|
|The next generation||Using trusts, wills, and other strategies we can make sure your money ends up in the hands of the people you want when you want||Gives you confidence that your wishes are met, your loved ones protected and / or your business secured|
|Keep your investments
|Once we have established your risk profile we manage and review your investments to make sure you stay on track over the months and years||We assess your risk profile regularly and the risk of your portfolio to make sure they are in tune|
|Liaise with accountant /
|Working daily within an accountancy practice gives a great working knowledge of tax matters – both personal and corporate||Tax can really erode your future plans – tax reliefs and allowances can really boost it|
|Make the complex simple||While we are experienced and well qualified we never forget whose money we are looking after||The simpler we can make your plan the more likely you are to stick to it – and that’s a key measure of our success|