The Open-Ended Investment Company (OEIC) is provided by IBOSS Asset Management Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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OEIC Fund Range

Overview 

The IBOSS OEIC Fund Range is an open-ended multi-asset investment solution, built exclusively for the financial adviser marketplace. The range consists of four risk-rated multi asset funds and retains strong similarities with the excellent and highly successful Portfolio Management Service (PMS). The PMS model portfolios were constructed over a decade ago by Chris Metcalfe, Managing Director and Co-Founder of IBOSS Limited. These models continue to offer excellent risk-conscious returns through the same, highly experienced, management team.

Our OEIC funds provide a practical and cost-efficient way to outsource the management of your clients’ investments, whilst aligning them to their long-term investment goals. The funds are designed as core holdings for a client’s ISA, investment and pension portfolios, allowing advisers to consolidate their client’s investments within a tax efficient product.

Included within the extensive support offered by the service, we can also provide white labelled quarterly updates to clients on your behalf, keeping them informed of current economic and market conditions, as well as any changes made to the underlying funds of their investments.

Key Features 

  • 4 riskrated multi asset funds 
  • Only available to professional financial advisers and planners 
  • Option to include our white labelled client communication service, at no additional cost 
  • Completely independent fund selection
  • No platform restrictions 
  • Fund holdings reviewed quarterly, but changes can be made at any time 
  • Competitively charged with a 1% OCF cap 
  • 3+ year track record  
  • Demonstrably strong risk-adjusted returns and defensive characteristics
  • Exclusive access to the Investment Team
  • Benchmarked against the IA Mixed Investment Sectors 

Launched 

We established IBOSS’ wealth management arm in February 2016. Everything we do is driven by adviser feedback and many of our long-standing advisers were looking for an alternative investment option to accommodate individual client requirements. Namely, a service that retains the popular features of our tried and tested PMS, but with the administrative and potential tax benefits of an open-ended structure. Therefore, IBOSS Asset Management was born alongside our first open ended fund range.

Benefits to You and Your Clients 

Effectively managing investments can be a challenging and time-consuming task, particularly under increasing, and ever moving, regulatory requirements.

Delegating investment responsibilities to us gives you more time to preserve client relationships and focus on individual financial planning requirements, as well as time to develop and grow your business. Meanwhile, we focus on asset allocation, fund selection and re-balancing your clients’ investments.

Our OEIC Funds’ underlying investments can be re-balanced or switched with as much frequency as deemed necessary by our Investment Team, with no client authorisation required. This suits both clients and advisers alike; from retirees who may not want to complete regular paperwork or professionals who simply do not have the time.

Our white labelled communications can be included at no additional cost and, as our many testimonials will vouch for, it soon becomes an indispensable part of your client proposition.

Our client facing material is jargon-free, making it easy for clients to engage with and appreciate. The quarterly updates create a level of client involvement that makes them part of their investment journey. We believe this part of the service demonstrates great value in the adviser-client relationship.

Additionally, investing your clients monies in our OEIC Fund Range allows them to benefit from a wider investment universe and with no platform restrictions. No Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is payable on gains made by investments held within an OEIC fund, however, CGT may be payable when you sell all or part of your clients’ investment.

Asset Allocation & Fund Selection 

The IBOSS ethos remains the same across all our investment solutions, with rigorous quantitative and qualitative research. We aim to beat the relevant benchmarks over as many time periods as possible, with less than benchmark volatility, lower drawdowns and across all risk ratings.

The funds are built using a fixed strategic asset allocation to match the corresponding investment objective, the flexibility of the fund range comes from our tactical allocation and fund selection. This is dependent on market conditions and the appropriate risk metrics.

We invest across equities, bonds, property and cash, taking a highly diversified approach, holding between 35 and 40 positions in each fund. Each underlying holding is established at a minimum 1% weighting and a maximum 4% weighting. Both onshore and offshore funds are considered.

We are not partnered or affiliated with any fund houses or groups; therefore, we are independent of outside influences, selecting funds from the whole of market and with no restrictions placed on us by third parties.

Furthermore, we are independently owned with no outside organisations influencing our investment decisions. This results in our Investment Team being able to select funds as they see fit, purely for the benefit of your clients’ investments.

We use no form of volatility parameters within our OEIC Fund Range, we believe these can push managers into making counter-intuitive decisions, especially in times of market stress. We also don’t consider the ratings of agencies, preferring to use our own proprietary research, including hundreds of manager meetings and fund update calls each year.

Performance 

Having launched the OEIC Fund Range in February 2016, we have 3+ year track record, which demonstrates strong risk-adjusted returns and defensive characteristics. 

View our latest Monthly Performance Update for the OEIC Fund Range here. 

Research Tools 

The OEIC Fund Range is reviewed and profiled by Dynamic Planner, with a mapping report available upon request 

The main objective of the Dynamic Planner risk profiles and fund risk profiling service is to provide financial advisers and their clients with a meaningful measure of the long-term investment risk of fund strategies and a mechanism for selecting solutions appropriate for investor risk appetites and capacity for risk. 

Margetts Asset Management is our ACD and the funds are named MGTS IBOSS 1, 2, 4 and 6 to reflect their risk profiles. 

 

MGTS IBOSS 1

The objective of the fund is to seek, through a combination of capital growth and income, returns above the IA Mixed Investment 0-35% Shares Sector. By adopting an investment policy using a wide range of Assets and actively avoiding areas deemed overvalued, a key advantage to the IBOSS 1 fund is the low volatility of returns which are comparable to that of the IA mixed investment 0-35% Shares sector but without the constraints therein.

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MGTS IBOSS 2

The objective of the Sub-fund is to seek, through a combination of capital growth and income, returns above the IA Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares Sector (although the investment constraints of this sector do not apply to this sub-fund). By adopting an investment policy using a wide range of Assets and actively avoiding areas which could be deemed overvalued, a key advantage to the IBOSS 2 fund is the low volatility of returns which are comparable to that of the IA mixed investment 20-60% Shares sector but without the
constraints therein.

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BLENDED 3 (50% MGTS IBOSS 2 / 50% MGTS IBOSS 4)

IBOSS Asset Management, the fund manager, is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and is subject to regulation by them. Margetts Asset Management is the authorised Corporate Director (ACD).

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MGTS IBOSS 4

The objective of the Sub-fund is to seek, through a combination of capital growth and income, returns above the IA Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares Sector (although the investment constraints of this sector do not apply to this sub-fund). By adopting an investment policy using a wide range of Assets and actively avoiding areas which could be deemed overvalued, a significant strength of the fund is the range of opportunities in which it can invest. The portfolio aims to select from a number of collective investment schemes offering capital growth with volatility comparable to the IA mixed investment 40-85% Shares sector but without the constraints therein. The fund’s ability to access equities, fixed interest stock and currencies from across world markets provides the high degree of flexibility needed to achieve the investment objective.

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BLENDED 5 (50% MGTS IBOSS 4 / 50% MGTS IBOSS 6)

IBOSS Asset Management, the fund manager, is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and is subject to regulation by them. Margetts Asset Management is the authorised Corporate Director (ACD).

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MGTS IBOSS 6

The objective of the Sub-fund is to seek, through a combination of capital growth and income, returns above the IA Flexible Investment Sector (although the investment constraints of this sector do not apply to this sub-fund). By adopting an investment policy using a wide range of Assets and actively avoiding areas which could be deemed overvalued, a significant strength of the fund is the range of opportunities in which it can invest. The portfolio aims to select from a range of collective investment schemes offering capital growth with volatility comparable to the IA Flexible Investments sector. The fund’s ability to access equities, fixed interest stock and currencies from across world markets provides the high degree of flexibility needed to achieve the investment objective.

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