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Recent market movements

Over the last few trading sessions we have continued to see volatility spike, culminating in major declines for most equity indices on Wednesday. There has been a clear shift in investor sentiment, with market participants focusing on bad news and giving limited attention to the good. For example, some of the positive earnings releases emanating from the US over the last week would have normally garnered greater attention.

Two more awards for excellent service standards

We are delighted to announce that we have received two awards for excellent service standards.

For the third year running we were awarded 5 stars, the highest rating, in the Financial Adviser Service Awards, run by FT Adviser. The categorisation is based on a poll that rates providers on a number of areas including personal contact, central processing and product support.

We have also been awarded the Incisive Media Gold Standard Award for Discretionary Portfolio Management. This year we are particularly proud as it is the fifth consecutive year that we have won the award.

Brooks Macdonald International’s discretionary investment management services added to Glacier International’s Global Life Plan

Brooks Macdonald International (BMI) today announces that its discretionary investment management services are now available to offshore investors through Glacier International’s Global Life Plan.

Users of the Global Life Plan will have access to BMI’s full range of offshore segregated discretionary services, including its range of risk-rated, multi-asset and single strategy (bond and equity) portfolios, which are available in multi-currency options and for a variety of entry levels.                                                                                      

BMAM awarded ARC 3D award

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an ARC 3D Award. The 3D Award from ARC (Asset Risk Consultants) is an independent endorsement which enables private clients, charities and wealth management professionals to identify investment managers that have demonstrated a superior standard of transparency.

According to ARC, “Managers holding the 3D Award have demonstrated a dedication to the principles of transparency and engagement, as well as committing to an enhanced programme of due diligence”.