Below is a list of the DFMs available through the Novia Global Wealth Management Service. Click on the drop down sections to find out more information on the services they provide.
Founded in Jersey in 1982 and now with over £8.8bn under management, Ashburton Investments offers consistent and robust multi asset capabilities built to cater for clients’ evolving needs.
Our Portfolio Management Services team can solve the unique circumstances of private client structures and the increasingly complex demands of today’s underlying beneficial owners and beneficiaries. Actively managing risk across asset classes, the team select the most appropriate building blocks to tailor a client portfolio embracing modern instruments like exchange traded funds. Specialist in-house or external third party funds can be employed where effective to ensure each portfolio is setup to deliver maximum returns on the upside, while never losing sight of the core bedrock of long-term capital preservation.
The team, comprising Nick Lee, Nick Skiming and Veronika Pechlaner, are all based in Jersey and have 83 combined years in the investment industry and an average tenure of 18 years at Ashburton.
We offer a range of portfolio services to meet clients’ needs, available in sterling, US dollars and euros. Our portfolios comprise varied global instruments across asset classes to target diversification and risk protection.
Multi Asset Cautious Portfolio
With a focus on capital preservation and low volatility, this strategy aims to deliver inflation-beating, risk-adjusted returns over the long-term. With up to 40% global equity exposure, this portfolio is for investors who have a low to moderate investment risk appetite.
Multi Asset Balanced Portfolio
Find the balance between safety and capital growth with moderate volatility. With up to 65% global equity exposure, this is suitable for investors with a moderate appetite for investment risk.
Multi Asset Growth Portfolio
A capital growth strategy that targets higher risk-adjusted returns over the long-term. Up to 85% global equity exposure makes this suitable for investors with a moderate to high appetite for investment risk.
For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch:
Phone: 44 (0)1534 512010
PO Box 239
17 Hilary Street
Bordier & Cie (UK) PLC is a specialist investment manager that promotes a long standing culture of consistency and excellence, whether in the performance of our portfolios or the service given by our staff.
Successful investment management must acknowledge the risks that investors face when constructing and managing a portfolio. Risk is inevitable in life, and we cannot eliminate it entirely in the portfolios we manage. However, our robust investment process is designed to contain risk and volatility to acceptable levels, and to ensure that your portfolio is managed within the risk tolerance agreed with you and your advisers at the outset.
We take a global investment approach and give consideration to a wide range of asset classes in our investment process. Our aim is to meet our clients’ expectations without incurring undue risk. We appreciate that in the vast majority of cases capital is not replaceable and great care must be taken to preserve it.
We reduce risk through:
Bordier UK is part of the Bordier & Cie group. The group is built on solid foundations, with a strong tier one capital ratio of above 20%. Established in Geneva in 1844, and operating in 6 countries across 3 continents, Bordier & Cie manage funds in excess of £7.7bn AUM for circa 4,000 families.
David Muncaster, Director of Sales & Marketing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7667 6600
Fax: +44 (0)20 3427 5400
Philip Lacey, Sales Operations Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7667 6600
Fax: +44 (0)20 3427 5400
Founded in 1991 and floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2005, Brooks Macdonald now has 12 offices across the UK and Channel Islands and nearly £9 billion of discretionary funds under management. We work with a wide range of clients in the UK and internationally, including private individuals, trusts, pension funds, institutions and charities.
Investment services on the Novia Global platform are provided by Brooks Macdonald Asset Management (International) Limited.
Available through the Novia Global platform:
International Managed Portfolio Service
Access to our proven, centralised investment process is available on the Novia Global Platform through our International Managed Portfolio Service (International MPS).
Our International MPS is a multi-asset investment solution which provides a choice of six risk-managed model portfolios. Each model portfolio is designed to suit differing investment objectives associated with your attitude to risk. The portfolios can invest in a wide range of investment vehicles and asset classes in order to meet the level of risk required.
The International Managed Portfolio Service has been designed for professional advisers authorised to give financial advice, and who can recommend the most suitable portfolio for their clients.
International MPS Cautious Balanced (GBP)
A low-to-medium risk, cautious portfolio structured to provide a large degree of capital protection whilst providing an element of capital growth over the medium-to-long term. Capital growth investments will be made in a combination of stable and growth assets. Equity exposure is expected to range between 30-55%. The recommended investment time frame for this strategy is in excess of five years.
International MPS Balanced (GBP)
A medium risk, balanced portfolio structured to provide some capital growth, without full equity market volatility. Investments will be weighted towards growth assets, such as equities and property, with a lower weighting to stable investments such as fixed interest securities. Equity exposure is expected to range between 55-75%. The recommended investment time frame for this strategy is in excess of five years.
International MPS Growth (GBP)
A medium-to-high risk, capital growth orientated portfolio structured to provide high levels of participation in growth assets, with associated high levels of equity market risk. The majority of investments will be in growth assets, such as equities, property and other alternative asset classes of investment, with smaller allocations to stable investments such as fixed interest securities. Equity exposure is expected to range between 75-95%. The recommended investment time frame for this strategy is in excess of five years.
Contact our Adviser Solutions Team to find out more:
T: +44 (0)1534 715 598
Investment philosophy and approach
Copia provides a Discretionary Fund Management service available via the Novia Financial plc platform for custody and administration in the UK, and via the Novia Global platform internationally. The investment approach uses proprietary quantitative algorithms as an asset allocation and risk management tool. Set up by Novia Financial plc in 2013, Copia offers a range of portfolios with different objectives to address different client needs.
A scientific toolkit designed for portfolio management
Copia’s proprietary toolkit comprises of three key capabilities for designing and managing portfolios:
1. Quantitative Investment Model
The model takes in hundreds of market and economic variables to estimate expected risk and return for different asset classes.
2. ETF Screener
There are approximately 1,800 ETFs available on the London Stock Exchange. Copia’s ETF Screener filters the ones that qualify for inclusion in their portfolios.
3. Optimisation Tool
Their optimisation tool looks at expected risk-return metrics of different asset classes and their correlations in order to create optimised portfolio weightings for a given portfolio objective.
The Copia portfolio ranges and investment process
The Copia portfolio ranges all have different objectives requiring varied approaches to portfolio design but using the Copia investment process and capabilities. They are designed and developed to address different Adviser considerations and targets to help support client needs – whilst all being managed to a consistent investment process throughout. Each portfolio range contains a selection of different risk profiles to help Advisers select the right portfolios for their clients.
The three states of the Copia investment process:
Whilst quantitatively driven, the investment team retains oversight and control over the entire investment process.
Find out more at www.copia-capital.co.uk
Speak to your global contact or for general enquiries:
T: +44 (0) 845 850 8880*
*Lines are open Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm except for Bank Holidays
Calls to this number from residential lines cost 5p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. Charges from business phones may vary.
EQ Investors is an award-winning, boutique wealth manager providing investment management services to individuals, small businesses and charitable endowments. On behalf of the financial advisers we work with, we cater for clients with a few thousand pounds as well as those with tens of millions. We are committed to excellence, not in trying to be the biggest. EQ Investors is also a founding B corporation in the UK, believing in business as a force for good.
The EQ Positive Impact Portfolios
Launched in 2012, the EQ Positive Impact Portfolios are a range of sustainable and impact investment solutions suitable for retail investors. They are designed for clients who want to go beyond ethical or social 'avoidance strategies'.
The EQ investment team has spent several years researching investments from across the socially responsible, ethical, sustainable and impact investment markets and has developed rigorous scoring methodologies. These help us to measure the degree of intentionality of a particular fund to have an impact on society and the environment as well as the real impact it has achieved. We attempt to identify where one can genuinely make a difference with investment capital, while not compromising on performance.
EQ's Investment Team is highly regarded for its expertise in the measurement of social and environmental impact. We demonstrate that responsible use of investment capital can help to tackle many of the environmental and social issues existing today.
As a result, our portfolios will give your clients the confidence to know they are investing in the fund managers who actively seek out social and environmental improvements over and above simply avoiding vices, thereby providing a more 'positive' or 'intentional' investment proposition.
The EQ Positive Impact Portfolios are not just about selecting investments that do good. They are also about selecting good investments. Alongside our social and environmental research processes, our investment management team apply all their knowledge to find investments which we believe have the potential to beat equivalent but less responsibly managed funds in terms of the financial returns they can deliver. We then build portfolios which we believe provide sustainable outperformance versus peers.
Key features of the offshore model portfolios available via the Novia Global platform:
Want to know more?
If you would like more information about the EQ Positive Impact Portfolios or wish to meet our investment team please feel free to contact us.
When we created LGT Vestra in 2008, our aim was to offer a fresh approach to wealth management. The plan was simple: put your clients first by providing a transparent service, designed around what is right for them.
In the years since, we have been turning this vision into a reality. The partnership ethos of our business has allowed us to attract some of the best talent in our industry and draw together in-depth experience from a number of disciplines. We offer an experienced, personalised, flexible approach to investment management across a range of asset classes.
After a successful nine years, we now have over £7 billion in funds under management, over 240 members of staff and 43 partners.
We offer a wide range of services and solutions. Available via the Novia Global platform is our Offshore Model Portfolio Service, illustrated below:
Offshore Model Portfolio
We offer a suite of six risk managed, unconstrained multi-asset model portfolios dominated in sterling, euro and US dollars. We have a suite of five “volatility” controlled model portfolios as well as an income led strategy which have been very successful in providing our IFA partners a credible, well managed “outsourced” solution for clients. The offshore model portfolios are managed and custodied from Jersey, and can also be accessed via a select range of third party platforms. There is a key emphasis on every offshore model to deliver superior risk adjusted returns over the medium to longer term.
Onshore we also offer a suite of five “volatility” controlled model portfolios as well as an income model portfolio.
Why choose our offshore MPS for your clients?
Contact our team for further information:
Business Development Director
+44(0)79 4666 6973
The Marlborough Group has an award-winning investment team, a 30-year pedigree and over £11 billion of assets under management. Although it is a rapidly growing business, Marlborough remains resolutely privately owned. This means its objectives are aligned with those of its investors, and can therefore focus on delivering exceptional results without distraction.
Most investment management businesses will claim to have highly experienced fund managers and a ‘unique’ investment process. Who would want to deal with a business that didn’t? However, exceptional returns are the exception by definition. It is those returns that set Marlborough apart.
Why choose Marlborough:
For more information contact the investment team directly on 01283 791600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 2002, the MitonOptimal Group is owned by its management and directors. As an owner managed business, we believe the objectives and priorities of clients, staff and shareholders are much more closely aligned in a partnership model.
MitonOptimal Portfolio Management (CI) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MitonOptimal Group which specialises in providing portfolio management services for financial advisors, trustees and their clients.
As a team of highly experienced investment professionals, we understand the complex financial landscapes that advisors and trustees manage for their clients and are cognisant of the level of care and attention that is required when considering the suitability of a new investment manager.
MitonOptimal provides advisors with a choice of our fully tailored portfolios, international managed model portfolio solutions and our unitised multi-asset Core Fund range.
Our business has steadily grown, since its establishment in 2002, to approximately US$750m in assets under management. With offices in South Africa, Guernsey, Singapore and the Isle of Man we offer a global perspective and appreciate the importance of cultural as well as financial aspects of managing wealth.
Whether your clients are seeking wealth preservation for legacy planning purposes, capital growth or income generating portfolios you will have direct access to the key decision makers that sit on our International Investment Management Committee. We take a long-term approach to managing portfolios and invest time and care into building long-lasting relationships with advisors and their clients through face-to-face meetings, regular correspondence and open lines of communication.
MitonOptimal is a multi-asset manager that utilises a fund-of-funds approach to construct and actively manage portfolios. Drawing on identified skill strengths across the Group, we use a ‘best of both styles’ approach to portfolio construction. Our Macro views, generated from at least weekly, Group-wide discussion fora, drive both our Strategic (longer-term) and Tactical (short-term) asset allocation choices across mandates. In ‘populating’ those choices, our Guernsey team’s specialisation in detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of fund managers, ensures that client money is deployed with managers of proven capability within their areas of specialisation.
MitonOptimal provides advisors and trustees with 3 distinct client options:
International Managed Model Portfolio Solutions (‘IMMPS’)
The MitonOptimal MMP solutions are designed to fit between our fully tailored discretionary portfolio services, normally reserved for high net worth individuals, trustees and family offices, and our unitised multi-asset Core Funds range. The key benefits of our model portfolios include:
Unitised multi-asset DFM (‘Core Funds’)
Our Core Fund range enables investors to access cautious, diversified and aggressive investment strategies with a minimum subscription amount of £/$/€5,000 using the same investment philosophy as our discretionary model portfolios.
Tailored Discretionary Fund Management (‘DFM’)
MitonOptimal understands that large and more complex client scenarios can require bespoke asset allocations and investment strategies. We can tailor portfolios to fit the specific investment objectives and constraints of the client. This service can be adapted for clients using the Novia Global platform whereby MitonOptimal will design and develop a full discretionary model portfolio aligned your precise requirements.
Additional services available to advisors include outsourced asset allocation support, outsourced Chief Investment Officer and/or Investment Management Committee services, and the design and development of white-label solutions and additional models for advisors that intend to enter into a partnership agreement.
We have also introduced a low-cost review and recommendation service for advisors with existing client portfolios that may benefit from our in-house asset allocation expertise. In our experience, we find that this service can help advisors de-risk their businesses and importantly ensures that each asset allocation and investment strategy is suitable on a client by client basis.
You are welcome to contact Greg Easton at email@example.com or telephone +44 (0) 1624 610750 for further information on our portfolio management services.
Greg Easton, IMC
Managing Director (IoM) Limited - (Isle of Man)
Telephone: +44 (0) 1624 610750 / +44 (0) 7624 355313
Director, International Sales - (Singapore)
MitonOptimal Asia PTE Limited
Telephone: +65 8288 8602
Investment Director (Guernsey)
Telephone: +44 (0) 1481 740044
Group Head of Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0) 1481 740044
Established in 1993 by Sir John Beckwith and Mark Johnson, Pacific Investments has a proven record of identifying industry-leading investment managers. Over the years, the group’s various businesses have managed over US$50 billion on behalf of institutions, wealth managers, family offices and individuals. The group created Pacific Asset Management, the core asset management business within the group, to give investors access to fund managers who are proven to deliver superior investment returns over the long term. Firmly established within the global institutional infrastructure of the independently owned Pacific Investments group, Pacific Asset Management is able to take a non-biased approach to investing, something that incumbent, often listed business struggle with.
Asset management businesses which were originally founded by Pacific Investments include Thames River Capital which was sold to F&C/BMO, Europa Capital latterly sold to Rockefeller, Liontrust Asset Management plc and River & Mercantile. Additionally, Sir John’s global diversified investment group Pacific Investments also has considerable experience in emerging markets, having successfully founded Thames River Capital with its flagship emerging market fund Thames River Nevsky, which later became Nevsky Capital.
The Pacific Multi Asset Accumulator range blends ETFs, actively managed funds, factor strategies and direct securities to create affordable, diversified investment solutions. We offer a range of portfolio services to meet clients’ needs, available in Sterling, US dollars, Euros and AUD dollars.
Pacific Multi Asset Accumulator Defensive
Of the four funds, this one is designed for those with a lower appetite for risk. As such, it offers the least exposure to the stock market, with equities representing no more than 35% of the portfolio. The rest is invested in fixed income and other diversifying asset classes.
Pacific Multi Asset Accumulator Conservative
This fund has a comparatively small exposure to equities, ranging between 20% and 60%. The rest is invested in fixed income and other diversifying asset classes.
Pacific Multi Asset Accumulator Core
This fund will typically take a more balanced exposure to gains in equity markets, with such exposure ranging between 40% and 85% and the remainder invested in fixed income and other diversifying asset classes.
Pacific Multi Asset Accumulator Plus
This fund will typically take a more active exposure to potential gains in the equity markets – up to 100%.
Freddie Streeter, Sales Director
Tel: +44 20 7591 1651
Tarek Chebbi, Sales Manager
Tel: +44 20 7591 1658
Rivers Capital Management was founded a team of experienced multi and single asset portfolio managers. The employee owned business was founded on the belief that individual client needs are best served by separating personalised financial planning and advice from investment management.
Having individually managed model portfolios via platforms since 2011 and similar multi-asset solutions since 2000 the directors have developed a robust investment process with an excellent track record for providing risk adjusted returns.
OUR INVESTMENT APPROACH:
As experienced investors we approach investing in as dynamic and as flexible a way as is possible while remaining both transparent and consistent. Consistency of return is our primary objective. We have developed a unique investment process which is tailored specifically for investment advisers and their clients.
We offer a generic set of risk rated model portfolio solutions. These solutions if necessary can be further tailored based on cost or objective.
We adopt a dynamic approach to risk as well as active and passive fund allocation. Our research shows this maximises efficiency and lowers overall costs.
We are independent, accessible only to advisors and provide no direct client solutions or individual funds. All the portfolios we manage follow the same ‘Rivers’ investment process:
Long-Term Strategic Allocation
..using the Rivers proprietary risk categorisation system.
Active Tactical Allocation
..by experienced portfolio managers using the Rivers risk matrix.
Flexible Active/Passive Allocation
..where active management allocation varies according to market opportunity.
Unbiased Independent Fund Selection
..optimised for tailored objectives and platform availability.
On-going Risk Management
..targeting long term consistent returns over short term performance.
OUR INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES:
For more information or to discuss our models contact the team directly on:
+44 (0)20 3383 0180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Bonnor-Moris – Founder and Portfolio Manager (email@example.com)
Eduardo Tomacelli – Founder and Portfolio Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Hill-Reid – Sales and Business Development (email@example.com)
Najib El-Rayyes – Analyst and Portfolio Support (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have an established and proven track record in our Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) offering.
We work directly with professional advisers to help reach the financial goals of their clients.
The Smith & Williamson Managed Portfolio Service is a discretionary service with continuous, professional, active portfolio management, ensuring diversification and risk management.
The MPS is born out of our 16 year-old multimanager unit, managed by a dedicated investment team who are supported by over 50 investment professionals responsible for investment research.
We are committed to working closely with Professional Advisers.
Defaqto 5 Star rating for our DFM – Managed Portfolio Service in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 DFM – Bespoke in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018++
Performance awards – We have been awarded the Citywire Wealth Manager, Investment Performance Award Winner Best Overall Large Firm 2018. PAM Award Winner for investment Performance Defensive Portfolios. The Citywire Magic Circle Award 2017 Winner Best Private Wealth and Investors Chronicle 2016 Winner Best Wealth Manager for Tax Efficiency and Advice.
Please remember the value of investments can go down as well as up and investors may not receive back the original amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. For full risk warnings please click here.
*Source: Smith & Williamson as at 30.09.18.
++Note: According to Defaqto, the 5 Star Rating represents an excellent product with a comprehensive range of features and benefits.
Our MPS uses a combination of collective investments (unit trusts and OEICs) and ETFs (exchange traded funds; passive funds tracking various exchanges).
We provide four portfolios (in both Sterling and Dollar) which are structured to fit your clients’ needs:
The asset allocations of all portfolios are continually monitored with a view to ensuring they offer exposure to favoured asset classes and regions consistent with Smith & Williamson’s strategic views, and with the risk levels associated with the portfolio’s objective. Individual investments are also subject to ongoing research and changes made where necessary, to ensure inclusion remains appropriate given their performance, structure and background economic and market conditions.
Insight and literature
Please click here to access our latest market asset allocation and outlook; along with other literature which may be of interest.
Partner, Head of Retail Sales
t: 020 7131 4693
DFM Business Development
t: 020 7131 4628
Associate Director, Sales
t: 020 7131 4811
Associate Director, Sales
t: 020 7131 8975
The GLOBAL Service is designed to cater for the varying risk appetites of international investors. The fund management industry has experienced significant change in the last quarter of a century. Product innovation has enabled investors to benefit from wider exposure to global financial markets with far greater efficiency and at a lower cost. Index-tracking investments such as ETFs have grown increasingly important and form the building blocks (ACUMEN) for the portfolios managed within the GLOBAL Service.
The GLOBAL Portfolios are amongst the most diversified multi-asset portfolios in the world. Each has been constructed with advanced, quantitative, fund management techniques. Exposure is spread across equity and debt securities of thousands of companies internationally. Multiple layers of diversification within and between asset classes are key to the portfolio construction process and are designed to mitigate risk.
Each regional asset class is optimised separately into a sub-portfolio, and then aggregated into a multi-asset portfolio that targets a level of volatility consistent with the investment objectives of each GLOBAL Portfolio. Approximately 85% of the holdings within each portfolio are hedged back to the investing currency, be that the pound sterling, the euro or the US dollar.
If you would like further information on the services that Tavistock Wealth (Global) Limited offer, please contact us.
Head of International Operations
Office: + 353 1 6111 595
Mobile: +44 7785 291628
Tavistock Wealth (Global) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tavistock Investments Plc and is an affiliate of Tavistock Wealth Limited. Tavistock Wealth Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom with Firm Reference Number 568089 (company number 7805960).
Waverton is an independent investment management house dedicated to providing high quality investment outcomes through discretionary portfolios for both international and UK clients. We are single minded in our approach and only provide investment management services - dovetailing with the financial and tax planning advice provided by financial planners. Founded in 1986, the firm now has over 120 members of staff, of which a quarter are portfolio managers with responsibility for over £5.2bn of assets (as at 30th September 2017).
We have developed the Waverton Portfolios on Novia Global to be specifically suited to the needs of international clients and advisers seeking a platform based solution.
The Novia Global portfolios are constructed using four specialist offshore Waverton OEIC Funds which are managed specifically to form the building blocks of the portfolio. The four Funds are the Waverton Tactical Equity, Global Core Equity, Bond and Alternatives Funds. The holdings of each fund are managed in a complementary way so that there is a consistent strategy throughout the portfolios.
The benefit of our approach is that it allows investors access to the entire Funds universe (both onshore and offshore) through the four Waverton building block funds. The portfolios, therefore, are not restricted in their holdings.
Our approach also allows us to provide the portfolios at a highly competitive rate.
We have an established history of running platform based portfolios in this way with a proven track record that we would be delighted to share with you.
All our portfolios invest on a global basis and are fully diversified by asset class, including the use of alternative assets.
There are five portfolios available through Novia Global which are listed below:
Please click here for details of our approach and the current asset allocation and holdings of each portfolio.
We would be delighted to discuss your requirements and our approach in more detail.
For more information please contact:
Head of Intermediary Sales
T: +44 (020) 7484 2058
MPS Marketing Manager | Adviser Support Team
T: +44 (0) 20 7484 2077