IBOSS is a boutique asset management company, providing cost-effective, innovative and adaptive investment solutions exclusively to the financial adviser marketplace.
We only deal with professional financial advisers and planners, as we firmly believe clients benefit from financial advice when making long term investment decisions, and therefore we don’t deal directly with retail investors.
The company was established in 2008, the founders of IBOSS all previously held senior positions within advisory firms and had grown frustrated with the available investment solutions available to advisers.
Our website contains multiple testimonials from long term IBOSS users who provide details of their experiences using IBOSS investment services and products.
Our original investment solution was the IBOSS Limited Portfolio Management Service (PMS). Seven risk-rated model portfolios were constructed in 2006 by Chris Metcalfe, Managing Director and Co-Founder of IBOSS. These model portfolios continue to offer excellent risk-conscious returns.
IBOSS Asset Management offers an active Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) and a Passive Managed Portfolio Service (Passive MPS).
The IBOSS ethos remains the same across both discretionary investment solutions; aiming to beat the relevant benchmarks over as many time periods as possible, with less than benchmark volatility across all risk ratings.
The actively managed discretionary range consists of eight risk-rated model portfolios that mirror the excellent and highly successful PMS. We invest across equities, bonds, property and cash, taking a highly diversified approach, holding between 35 and 40 funds in each portfolio. Each holding is established at a minimum 1% weighting and a maximum 4% weighting. Both onshore and offshore funds are considered.
The passive managed discretionary range consists of seven risk-rated model portfolios, closely mirroring the asset allocation of the PMS, but built primarily using passive and index funds. We invest across equities, bonds, property and cash, taking a highly diversified approach, holding between 15 and 30 funds in each portfolio. Each holding is established at a minimum 1% weighting and a maximum 8% weighting. Again, both onshore and offshore funds are considered.
|Managed Portfolio Service (MPS)||Passive Managed Portfolio Service (Pasive MPS)|
|Investment Solution||An active model portfolio service, consisting of 8 risk-rated portfolios||A passively managed portfolio service, consisting of 7 risk-rated portfolios|
|Fund Selection||Active and passive funds |
currently circa 80% active
|Passive funds but small use of active funds for balanced asset allocation |
|Portfolio /Fund Charges||OCF capped at 0.60% (Excluding Equity Portfolio) ||OCF capped at 0.12% |
|IBOSS Service Charge||DFM fee 0.2% + VAT ||DFM fee 0.12% + VAT |
|Management Basis||Discretionary ||Discretionary |
|Exclusive access to the IBOSS Investment Team||Yes||Yes|
|White Labelled Client Communication Service||Optional (No additional cost)||Optional (No additional cost) |
|Benchmark||IA Mixed Investment Sectors ||IA Mixed Investment Sectors |
|Past Performance* ||Outstanding performance track record |
over more than 10 years**
|Strong track record in the underlying asset |
Quarterly – February, May, August and November.
Active MPS – DFM fee 0.2% +VAT / OCF capped at 0.60% (excluding Equity Portfolio)
Passive MPS – DFM fee 0.12% +VAT / OCF capped at 0.12%
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