9th April 2021
The alternatives to DFM portfolios are advisory portfolios, which are mostly reactionary to changes in the market, or you manage the portfolio yourself. These approaches can be successful, but with 3500 funds to choose from, over time they can often become unbalanced in regards to their asset allocation and risk profile. Discretionary Fund Managed portfolios can be suitable even for smaller portfolios with a number of low cost options available. An additional advantage is that it is possible to hold Discretionary Fund Managed investments within your ISA.
A DFM will...
For over 20 years, Whitechurch Securities Ltd has operated with a dedicated team of investment managers who offer actively managed investment portfolios. They can continually review and analyse investment funds within the risk rated portfolios with a view to achieving competitive returns whilst at the same time ensuring the portfolio remains appropriate and within the set risk parameters.
The Whitechurch Investment Team has access to top fund managers; this provides exposure to experts and helps the team identify emerging trends early. Whitechurch has no in-house funds, is not affiliated with any other institutions and will not receive commission from underlying investments. They will aim to invest in institutional share classes that have lower fees than funds usually available to retail investors.
In a constantly changing environment Whitechurch believes it is essential to pro-actively manage investments and take the necessary action to optimise investment portfolios to suit investors. It is imperative to be constantly aware of key performance drivers such as asset allocation, market movements, economic environment, changes in investment style and fund manager changes. Through increasing diversification, Whitechurch investment managers can spread risk through the use of different asset classes, geographical areas, investment styles, fund managers and financial institutions.
If you think a DFM may be for you, get in touch with your adviser today.
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