Our clients entrust us to manage and/or administer more than £600bn of assets on behalf of almost six million active investors. These assets range from green energy infrastructure debt instruments to cash and gilts, from non-performing real estate loans to UCIT funds, from trading companies to aircraft assets. To properly perform our various duties across such diverse asset and investor classes we need to continually invest in our business.
When scoping our services with our clients we focus on five key business fundamentals. These form the basis of our investment, activity and client interactions.
Good governance: The environment in which we and our clients operate is highly regulated. Good conduct is a key requirement of high functioning economy, and as such is central to our way of working. A core part of our business is directed at assisting others to meet and prosper from their obligations to operate in an ethical manner. Not just because it’s a central tenant of the FCA rule book, but because fundamentally it’s the right thing to do.
Productivity: We focus on helping our clients create more effective and efficient interactions with their stakeholders, be these customers, debt and equity investors, vendors, regulators, the authorities or the wider community. By helping our clients become more competitive we are assisting with the flow and growth of capital, services and labour for the benefit of the community at large.
Sustainability: The ability of an economy to prosper can only come from firm, sustainable foundations. By combining our multinational experience and deep rooted operational expertise we help our clients deliver sustainable benefits to their customers for the long-term, either through access to capital, distribution, or service delivery models fit for the future.
Agility: The world is changing at pace. Together with our customers we need to remain agile in order to prosper from the uncertainty arising from advancements in technology, geo-political changes, and the structural macro-economic and societal evolution we are experiencing.
Liquidity: Our unique capability and market proposition enables us to help create liquidity and unlock capital for reinvestment in other value adding activity, ultimately benefitting the community more broadly. The constant flow of capital is a prerequisite of a functioning economy. We ensure that the support we provide to our customers enables funders and businesses to invest in areas that maximise the benefit of this free flow of capital.