When speaking to most discretionary investment managers, it’s clear that they have a simple mandate; to ensure their clients receive the very best service, whilst continuing to operate a compliant and profitable business.

With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that in the current investment climate, many are now beginning to review their current model, and indeed their current host, to ensure that it is still the best fit for them and their clients.

At the SimplyBiz Group, we support more advisers and more firms than anyone else and as such, we are ideally positioned to help you take your business to the next level.

We provide a bespoke service for discretionary firms that is designed around your business and your needs. Whether you are looking to maintain your current service model, or whether you are looking to build a new model for the future, we can help.

Unrivalled regulatory support

Whether you need hands-on support from our experienced field and office-based consultants, or you simply need the framework to operate a compliant business model, we have the expertise to support you.

  • Full support with you FCA Application (where required)
  • Assistance with completing and updating your ICAAP report
  • Guidance on completing GABRIEL returns
  • Investment proposition review
  • On-site compliance visits and bespoke discretionary audits and consultancy service
  • Access our highly qualified and experienced help desk, boasting many discretionary qualified team members, all on hand to assist with your queries 
  • Online Operating Centre providing access to all the documents you need to run a fully compliant business, including dedicated discretionary hub
  • Help with your pillar disclosures
  • Website review

Leading investment solutions

We support thousands of investment advisers and wealth managers through a range of market-leading investment solutions, from the underlying systems to the end fund solutions.

  • Independent investment committee, comprised of leading professional experts, to support your business.
    • Continuous scrutiny of strategic asset allocation
    • Quarterly meetings with published minutes
    • Support to bolster and, if required, join your investment committee
  • Access to a unique, proprietary strategic asset allocation service to align client portfolios with agreed risk and investment goals.
    • Designed in partnership with Hymans Robertson
    • SAAs designed for accumulation and income goals
    • Proprietary factor indices published for major asset classes
    • Cutting edge methodology creates optimum alignment between SAA and customer expectations
    • SAA can be licensed for use as a benchmark for own portfolios and OEICs
  • Market-leading, cutting, integrated advice technology
    • includes risk profiling, asset allocation, goals planning, research, suitability reports in one system
    • fully integrated with back-office practice management system, with one login
    • full training and ongoing support
  • Turnkey solutions for DFM platform, model portfolios and creation of own OEICs.
    • Low-cost trading platform, designed for discretionary investment trading, under your own brand
    • Outsourced implementation of model portfolios
    • “Out of the box” OEIC service to create and sponsor your own OEICs, with full ACD and investment committee support
  • Consultancy service to help design, document and implement your investment process
    • Ensure your CIP meets latest regulatory standards
    • Insight into the cost of delivery and profitability of your investment process
    • Clearly document all internal processes
    • Produce clear, fair and not misleading client-facing literature

Thinking of going direct?

And for those looking to go directly authorised, we help more firms to make that move than anyone else in the industry - so we're pretty good at it!

With our help you can release your true potential.

To talk to us about Signature,
please call the team on 01484 443 431