IBOSS Clinches ‘Best DFM’ at Professional Adviser Awards 2024

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IBOSS has been honoured with the ‘Best DFM’ (Discretionary Fund Manager) award at the esteemed Professional Adviser Awards 2024.

The ceremony, which celebrated its 19th year on 20 March, brought together a distinguished array of delegates from across the financial advisory landscape, as award winners were recognised by a panel of industry professionals. Held at The Brewery in London, the event showcased the significant achievements and progress made in the industry over the past year, recognising outstanding contributions across various categories, including advice propositions, ESG, Consumer Duty, and multi-asset solutions, among others.

IBOSS CIO, Chris Metcalfe, said: “This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion of every member of our team who show an unwavering commitment to serving the financial planning community.

From our investment team, who continuously strive for the best client outcomes in volatile market conditions, to our operations team, whose dedication to superior service for advisers sets the bar high for excellence.”

At the heart of IBOSS’s investment philosophy is a steadfast commitment to constructing portfolios that offer a smooth investment journey with reduced volatility. This approach involves a deep commitment to diversification across asset classes and geographies, and a strategy that incorporates multiple funds within each sector to avoid concentration risk and recency bias. The ultimate measure of success for IBOSS is its ability to consistently outperform relevant benchmarks across all risk ratings, with lower volatility and drawdowns.

Impressively, 27 of 32 IBOSS MPS portfolios have outperformed their benchmarks since the market lows of late October 2022. This demonstrates that the portfolios are well-positioned to take advantage of a broad market rallies without take significant concentration risk.

Another key factor which led to our recent award success was our dedication to unparalleled support for the financial adviser marketplace. Priding ourselves on superior service levels, where no team member, including key individuals from the Investment Team, is off-limits to advisers or clients. This direct line of communication is invaluable for understanding the intricacies of portfolio construction and fast-paced market movements, with regular, clear, and transparent communication creating a pillar of the IBOSS service ethos.

Josh Folgado IBOSS PA AwardsIBOSS Business Development Manager, Josh Folgado, collecting the Professional Adviser Award 2024 for ‘Best DFM’.

The IBOSS MPS stood out in the ‘Best DFM’ category, with a total of 32 risk-rated portfolios across four distinct ranges: Core, Passive, Decumulation, and Sustainable. The proposition provides financial advisers with a comprehensive suite of options to meet diverse client needs and is available on 15 platforms, with many portfolios also rated by popular risk profilers, simplifying the selection process for advisers.

More information is available here or you can directly contact a member of the IBOSS Business Development Team below to discuss or request more details.

Business Development Team

Tracey Atkin: tracey@ibossltd.co.uk / 07719327524

Dawid Lesniowski: dawid@ibossltd.co.uk / 07907574921

Josh Folgado: josh@ibossltd.co.uk / 07458023166

Edward Daniell: edward@ibossltd.co.uk / 07811800777


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