Governance

We implement best practice governance procedures for all our activities to ensure a proper separation of powers, maximum transparency and security of our clients’ assets at all times. Your assets are held independently by an external custodian who will establish a personalised account on your behalf, recording all the assets in your investment portfolio. All cash balances are invested in either the custodian’s cash management account, or bank bills, at market interest rates.

The custodian is actively involved in the administration of your portfolio, settling sales and purchases transacted on your behalf and collecting interest and dividends as well as dealing with all registry and shareholder matters.

The custodian prepares monthly statements which we reconcile against our records each month prior to dispatch.

We pay the custodians’ costs for their services from our fee.

For the split of responsibilities between the custodian and Harper Bernays, click here.

For further details on our robust governance structures, click here.