For Investment Managers

For Investment Managers

If you are an experienced, qualified Investment Manager or Team looking to establish your own firm, then RC Brown can help you make the transition via our DFM Incubator Service.

We have assisted a number of other investment management businesses in recent years, in establishing themselves and successfully growing their AUM, by becoming a “trading as” subsidiary of RCBIM.  Day-to-day management, portfolio asset allocation and pricing structure is completely separate to RCBIM, however they operate under our regulatory licence and Compliance regime.

Whether you are looking to set up your own discretionary portfolio business or launch an OEIC, both can be easily accommodated under our umbrella structures (subject to FCA and ACD approval).  We can offer you the use of our Regulatory licence or our offices and systems, for example. What’s more, you can decide on your business name & branding, as well as your investment philosophy.

Indeed, since 2013, RC Brown has helped a number of investment firms establish themselves:

Discretionary portfolio services

Alpha Portfolio Management

Launched in 2013 by the Team that formerly ran the Rowan Dartington Signature proposition.

Meon Capital Management

Launched in 2022, the Team were previously the Raymond James office for Fareham.

Portcullis Asset Management

Overseas portfolio service

Launched in 2019, originally for a specific Financial Adviser firm in the West Midlands.

Silverwood Wealth Management

Launched in 2022 for a Team of former WH Ireland managers.

Funds / OEICs

What’s included:

To be financially viable for both parties, a minimum £30m AUM is required in the first year.  Each firm will also benefit from / have access to the following

Standard services

  1. Own branded “Trading as” subsidiary of RCBIM, which provides for:
  • Regulatory Capital
  • FCA / FSCS costs
  • PI cover
  • Compliance regime
  1. Portfolio trading & reporting platform (powered by Pulse)
  2. Freedom to define own Attitude to Risk, Asset Allocation and pricing models

Optional services

  1. Fully branded secure client portal (powered by Moneyinfo)
  • Desktop, laptop, tablet & mobile access
  • Daily valuations on all portfolios, including transactions
  • Ability to link 3rd party products / accounts / policies
  • Secure Messaging for client instructions
  • Quarterly reporting delivery