Brooks Macdonald, a wealth manager with £16.9 billion in funds under management, announces the launch of its gilt portfolio service, providing its international clients access to a bespoke, advantageous alternative to holding significant sums of cash in deposit accounts.
As part of the new service, Brooks Macdonald will provide gilt portfolios of £200,000 or above, with no maximum investment limit. Gilts will be specifically selected based on the most tax efficient outcome for clients. The portfolio will be constructed using differing maturity dates, ranging from six months up to five years, to match client liabilities such as tax repayments.
The move follows the successful launch of its UK gilt portfolio service earlier in the year, which gave UK clients the ability to invest via Brooks Macdonald’s Bespoke Portfolio Service (BPS). International clients will be able access the gilts offering through the Managed Portfolio Service (MPS).
Edward Park, Chief Investment Officer at Brooks Macdonald, commented: “As a result of the ultra-low interest rate environment we had for the last decade and the speed of interest rate rises in recent months, the gilt market is currently offering a very compelling, short-term opportunity.
“Gilts are, in most cases at present, trading at prices below par, or the amount they will be repaid at. Moreover, the gilt market is very liquid, with the average size of a new gilt issue at £29 billion, vastly higher than corporate bonds where there may be liquidity constraints for retail investors.
“This gilt portfolio service demonstrates our commitment to providing clients with innovative solutions to help meet their evolving needs, particularly in a rapidly changing market environment. By leveraging the depth and breadth of our investment capabilities, we continue to seek the best opportunities to help clients realise their ambitions and secure their futures.”