The main difference between our advisory and discretionary services is that within our advisory service we will offer suggestions on suitable investments for the portfolio; although, the final decision on making the alterations remains with the trustees.
We continue to adopt a pro-active approach in the management of the portfolio and make recommendations, in accordance with the charity's investment objectives, as and when we feel they are appropriate or in response to corporate activity. In addition, and where relevant, the trustees will also receive regular reviews of the charity's portfolio, at which time we will consider all aspects of portfolio management.
As an advisory client the charity will benefit from utilising our safe custody service; whereby, stock will be registered in Barratt & Cooke nominee names, with the charity receiving its own designated account - this will greatly reduce the paperwork that you receive and have to deal with as trustees.
In order to keep trustees up to date with the value of the charity's investments, we produce valuations in April and October each year, whilst we also issue end-of-year tax reports in April. However, if as trustees you would prefer to monitor the value of the investments more regularly, you could also take advantage of our online valuation service.
Our advisory service would suit the charity if it has funds for investment of £200,000 or more, and as trustees you would prefer a greater degree of interaction with the investments; however, we understand that not all trustees have the necessary time to consider our advice, or deal with the required paperwork. Many trustees therefore now prefer to use our discretionary service.
If you would like to discuss how we can manage your investments please contact one of our investment managers.