Fees & Terms of Business
Our role is to support the investment manager or advisor and our contract is therefore with the intermediary and not the end client. We provide the research, due diligence and screening services to enable investment management and advisory firms to run 3D investment portfolios, but responsibility for investments and client advice remains with our partner firms, whilst we retain the rights to the intellectual property relating to our research. In essence, we provide the tools, analysis and marketing support so that the investment service for clients is clearly yours. Notwithstanding this, we view our relationships as joint ventures, and seek to do all we can to make it as easy as possible for partner firms to establish and run 3D portfolios.
Our fees are generally based on a share of assets under management, but this can be structured as a fixed fee, reviewable over time. A minimum fee applies at outset to cover set up costs and our intellectual capital. We are sensitive to the demands on smaller firms and are prepared to share some of the risk of establishing a new service. Please contact us for a discussion in the initial instance.