Discretionary Fund Managers

We recognise the value a Discretionary Fund Manager (DFM) can add to the investment component of a financial advisor’s end-to-end advice proposition and to their client – and we increasingly see advisors outsourcing the portfolio management process to specialist third party DFMs.

Our open architecture platform enables advisors and DFMs to work together collaboratively to ensure client needs are met both effectively and efficiently. You’ll also find our DFM solution has been designed to ensure flexibility, rather than a one size fits all approach.

There are a number of ways in which a DFM and advisor can engage on the platform. Below are the three core models which we currently have available. Our role and related support services are dependent upon which model is selected.

DFM is appointed by the IFA and made available on the platform. Contractual relationship held between these two parties, while ‘we’ the platform will provide support services to the advisor to facilitate an efficient relationship with their DFM.

The DFM is available on our platform and has entered into a contractual relationship. We provide support services to the DFM, who in turn provides a solution onward to an advisor whom they have a contractual relationship with. No formal relationship is held between the adivisor and the platform.

The DFM is available on our platform and contractual relationship exists. A contractual relationship is entered into between an advisor and ourselves, the platform, as the advisor wants to appoint a specific DFM, already available on our platform. No formal or contractual relationship exists between the DFM and the advisor, while the platform will provide support services to both parties, enabling them to provide an effective solution to their clients.

 

We currently partner with a number of DFMs from multiple jurisdictions and we are open to growing our partnership network. Please feel free to contact us to find out more about current DFMs on the platform, or to enquire about partnership with us.

CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL GROUP, PLATFORM

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