Professional trustees face stringent obligations for which a high standard of reporting and performance analysis is required. Clear performance statistics, measured against the appropriate benchmarks relative to your risk profile, and a designated team to handle all your administrative and reporting requirements are essential.
Please remember that the value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not receive back the original amount invested.
We understand that it’s important for you to be able to monitor your investments easily. We produce simple and easy-to-understand statements and tailor reports to your preferences. Cash statements, contract notes, or valuations can be in paper form or online, and delivered when you need them.
Your investment manager will communicate with you regularly to discuss changes in your charity’s circumstances or in financial markets, and any potential impact on your portfolio. We are always available to talk you through any element of your charity’s investment over the phone and to liaise with your other advisers when necessary.
Our efficient administration and dedicated client service significantly reduce your administrative burden. Your investment manager has a dedicated administrative support team to help look after your charity’s affairs. This means that you always deal with someone who will be familiar with your charity’s circumstances.
One of the largest non-quoted charity and private client wealth managers in the UK, looking after more than 390 charities as at 30 September 2016.
Independently assessed 12-year track record that demonstrates our ability to add value through rising and falling markets.
More than £18.5 billion of funds under management and advice as at 31 March 2017, of which £1.6 billion is for charities.
Over 170 investment managers with low staff turnover, providing you with consistency and continuity of service.
“We have developed a strong and professional relationship with Smith & Williamson which is important to us. Adrian and his team have a clear understanding of our requirements, and they consistently deliver above target results. Our portfolio continues to evolve in line with our changing requirements, our ethical policy and the ever-changing demands of the stock market. We highly value this relationship and look forward to the future with confidence.”
Sister Kathleen Neenan