Without applying proper due diligence and ongoing monitoring your firm may face unnecessary regulatory risks. You may also fail to meet some of the tenets of the FCA’s Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) initiative.
But constructing and maintaining a robust investment process need not be time consuming or costly as an increasing number of firms have found by engaging us rather than continue to do this in-house.
We firmly believe that by working with us you will:
- Free-up valuable time to build and enhance client relationships
- Be able to be proactive by alerting clients in advance of issues and opportunities
- Reduce regulatory risk in your business and meet your requirements under TCF
- Deliver added capital value.
Our Service Propositions
To meet today’s demanding regulatory requirements, increasing client awareness and changing client needs, Advisers need to have a robust process to ensure all client recommendations are suitable and appropriate and that the research process is robust and fully auditable.
To support advisers in this goal we offer a number of service propositions:
A bespoke service covering a wide range of options and tailored to your firm’s needs and requirements.
Our ‘free to view’ service offering access to all our ratings, factsheets and guides through the RSMR Research Hub.
These are seven risk aligned model portfolios. Rfolios are a one stop solution offering expert and independent fund research and portfolio construction in one package and come with a clear and documented methodology and six monthly reporting. This methodology and reporting process can be used by any firm to provide a robust investment proposition.
Rfolios provide a solution that enables advisers to build portfolios, rather than having to consider more expensive packaged multi-asset products. This adds value to the service proposition that an adviser delivers to clients. View our short introduction to Rfolios (pdf).
We produce a range of investment guides to assist advisers with their decision-making processes.
Our Guide to Sustainable and Responsible Investing has been compiled in conjunction with sriServices. The guide offers an introduction to how the SRI market works - including how to segment funds by their approach to SRI and suggests an SRI advice process. It concludes with a list of our SRI rated funds which are classified according to the sriServices 'SRI Styles' system.
Our list of rated investment trusts contain the ones that have met both our quantitative and qualitative methodology.
Here we help advisers better understand the passive market, and when it may be appropriate to consider including passive funds in a client portfolio. We have chosen not to debate whether active or passive funds are the most appropriate solution but to focus on looking at the benefits of passive investing and when and how such funds can be used most effectively.
Our latest quarterly investment commentary is available on our Research Hub.
Our independent and market-leading ‘badge of quality’ is there to help advisers as they select funds for their clients and is used by over 21,000 advisers.
All our distinctive 'R' ratings can be used by advisers in selecting funds, fund ranges and investment trusts, allowing them to identify easily and quickly the solutions which have reached the required standard to attain a RSMR rating.
Having access to our ratings will free up your time and allow you to concentrate on seeing clients.
Our in-depth fund profiles will help in your understanding of one of our rated funds. Imagine it’s like having a guide to ‘what’s going on under the bonnet’ and so provides an extra level of due diligence to help advisers in their fund recommendations.
Multi-Asset Fund Ranges
Here we provide a unique insight into the plethora of Multi-asset solutions. Our adviser guide, rated fund range list, factsheets and detailed range profiles provide totally independent, market-leading commentary that will aid and support your selection process.