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Services for Trustees

We understand that being a trustee involves additional duties and responsibilities.

For trustees we offer a dedicated service:

  • Understanding the trust deed, the role of the trustees and their powers
  • Identification of named and potential beneficiaries under the trust
  • Make investment recommendations based on the above.
  • Regular reporting, monitoring and reviews
  • Compliance with the Trustee Act 2000

How we work

To ensure that we build the right investment strategy to suit the purposes of the trust, we take time to understand the trustees’ objectives and the circumstances of the beneficiaries. There are many factors to consider, among which we take account of the purpose behind the trust, the provisions of the trust documents, the time frame for the investments and the circumstances of the beneficiaries. We offer an initial meeting to discuss these matters with the trustees at our expense. Following our initial meeting, we work on the basis of a pre-agreed fee to recommend and implement an appropriate investment strategy;

  • We ensure the trustees maintain a suitable investment risk profile.
  • We provide bespoke advice on the use of specialist tax vehicles, based on HMRC’s treatment of the trust for income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax purposes.
  • We ensure that management charges are competitive and provide value for money.
  • We work with a range of professional investment partners and are accustomed to providing specialist advice to trustees in conjunction with stockbrokers and discretionary fund managers to ensure the best outcome for trustees and beneficiaries.
  • We ensure that, where appropriate, an Investment Policy Statement is put in place.
  • We advise and assist trustees regarding appropriate on-going performance measurement and risk management. We offer a programme of periodic reviews to ensure that the arrangements remain suitable going forward.

Health-check for established trusts

For trusts that are already established, we provide a review of the existing investments, including analysis and guidance as to the suitability of the arrangements. We provide an expert opinion as to the performance, risk profile, level of diversification, effectiveness of the taxation vehicles used and the level of management charges.

 

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