Wealth Management Services | Equilibrium - Manchester and Cheshire

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    Our services

    Our core service combines financial planning, investment management and tax mitigation into a single seamless offering which we call “successful lifetime investment” – click the diagram for more details.

    Information about our standalone services for inheritance tax planning, defined benefit pension transfers and BOSS (our business owners strategy service) can be found in more detail below here.

    Investment management

    Once you have a plan, you can set out to create a portfolio to achieve it. That’s why our investment management is offered as part of our full service rather than a standalone offering.

    We will take a variety of factors into account including your tolerance for risk and capacity for loss. Our approach is to recommend the portfolio that meets your objectives with the lowest level of risk.

    Financial planning

    We’ll begin by getting to know you, your circumstances and your aspirations. Once we know your goals, we can start to build a plan to achieve them.

    A thorough financial plan will give you clarity around your wealth, allowing you to make financial decisions with confidence.

    Tax mitigation

    A key factor in your financial plan is tax. Tax legislation can be complicated, but tax planning doesn’t have to be. Our friendly experts will guide you through the process, ensuring you understand and make the most of your allowances.

    We assess suitability on an ongoing basis as part of our regular review process, proactively adapting your plan to ensure it is the best fit for you.

    Our services

    Our core service combines financial planning, investment management and tax mitigation into a single seamless offering which we call “successful lifetime investment” – click the diagram for more details.

    Information about our standalone services for inheritance tax planning, defined benefit pension transfers and BOSS (our business owners strategy service) can be found in more detail below here.

    Investment management
    Financial planning
    Tax mitigation

    The process

    We aim to be as transparent as possible about our service and fees. Below, you will find our onboarding process, ongoing service and fees are outlined in concise, jargon-free language.

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    Getting to know you

    This planning phase includes:

    • All meetings with your planner and implementation manager
    • Fact finding process
    • Establishing objectives and requirements
    • Assessing your views on risk
    • Introduction to cashflow modelling
    • Presented with our retail client agreement
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    Planning fee payable at this stage

    Payable on signing our letter of engagement that will be provided with your service agreement, outlining the specific fees applicable to you.

    Important to know

    This first part of the planning period is provided with no obligation to proceed to the next phase. You can exit the process at any time at no cost.

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    Constructing your portfolio

    This portfolio construction phase includes:

    • Tax efficiency review
    • Product flexibility assessment
    • Investment strategy and assets allocation review
    • provision of advice and recommendations
    • Investment and planning reports
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    Implementation fee payable at this stage

    Due on acceptance of our Investment report
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    This implementation phase could include

    • Carrying out fund switches to existing investments
    • Surrendering existing products
    • Arranging new products
    • Undertaking transfer strategies while managing out of market risk
    • Completion of documentation and all administration
    • Regular process updates and problem solving
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    Important to know

    Our Head of Client Care will contact you to check progress and ensure you are satisfied with the service
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    Fees

    Ongoing fees

    Commence following your first review valuation

    Ongoing advice service includes

    For full details of our fees, take a look at our retail client agreement

    • Access to our online client portal and searchable client guide
    • Annual reviews and on demand valuations
    • Unlimited access to our dedicated client manager team (telephone, portal messaging and livechat)
    • One meeting a year with additional meetings as required, usually two to four meetings are needed in the first year
    • Financial and tax planning strategies as required
    • All administration
      • Unlimited access to our dedicated client manager team
      • Providing information to help with tax returns as needed
      • Support with systems and correspondence
      • Reports as required
      • Completion of agreed actions and bespoke requests
    • Quarterly investment brefings and other special events
    • Eqinox magazine twice yearly
    • Regular newsletter

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    • Ongoing investment management
    • First annual
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    • Annual
      review

    Your annual review and meeting includes

    • Updates of:
      • Circumstances
      • Objectives
      • Risk
    • Reviews of:
      • Financial plan and strategy
      • Performance
      • Cashflow forcast
    • Assessment of continuing suitability
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      This planning phase includes:

      • All meetings with your planner and implementation manager
      • Fact finding process
      • Establishing objectives and requirements
      • Assessing your views on risk
      • Introduction to cashflow modelling
      • Presented with our retail client agreement
      arrow
    • Service
      agreement
    • arrow
      Sign

      Planning fee payable at this stage

      Payable on signing our letter of engagement that will be provided with your service agreement, outlining the specific fees applicable to you.
      arrow

      This first part of the planning period is provided with no obligation to proceed to the next phase. You can exit the process at any time at no cost.

    arrow
      arrow
    • Analysis
    • arrow
    • Review
    • arrow
    • Proposals
    • arrow

      This portfolio construction phase includes:

      • Tax efficiency review
      • Product flexibility assessment
      • Investment strategy and assets allocation review
      • provision of advice and recommendations
      • Investment and planning reports
      arrow
    • Investment
      report
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      Sign

      Implementation fee payable at this stage

      Due on acceptance of our Investment report
      arrow
    • Implementing
      the proposals
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      • Carrying out fund switches to existing investments
      • Surrendering existing products
      • Arranging new products
      • Undertaking transfer strategies while managing out of market risk
      • Completion of documentation and all administration
      • Regular process updates and problem solving
      arrow
    • First
      review
    • Sign

      Important to know

      Our Head of Client Care will contact you to check progress and ensure you are satisfied with the service
    arrow
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    • First
      review
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      Fees

      Ongoing fees

      Commence following your first review valuation
      arrow
    • First annual
      review
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      • Access to our online client portal and searchable client guide
      • Annual reviews and on demand valuations
      • Unlimited access to our dedicated client manager team (telephone, portal messaging and livechat)
      • One meeting a year with additional meetings as required, usually two to four meetings are needed in the first year
      • Financial and tax planning strategies as required
      • All administration
        • Unlimited access to our dedicated client manager team
        • Providing information to help with tax returns as needed
        • Support with systems and correspondence
        • Reports as required
        • Completion of agreed actions and bespoke requests
      • Quarterly investment brefings and other special events
      • Eqinox magazine twice yearly
      • Regular newsletter

      Excludes

      • Ongoing investment management
      arrow
    • Annual
      review
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      • Updates of:
        • Circumstances
        • Objectives
        • Risk
      • Reviews of:
        • Financial plan and strategy
        • Performance
        • Cashflow forcast
      • Assessment of continuing suitability
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    • Quarterly
      reviews

    Fee guarantee & client charter

    We have confidence in the quality of our advice and the value that we add. At each annual review meeting, we will ask you to confirm we have delivered what we promised and if we may retain our fees. If you are not satisfied with what we have done, we will offer you a full advice fee refund.

    Find out more

    More information about our services

    Inheritance tax (IHT) planning

    Make sure that the wealth you have earned goes to the people and causes you care about at the right time. Find out how our standalone IHT planning-only service can benefit you and your loved ones.

    Learn more

    B.O.S.S.

    Running a business can leave little time for anything else, meaning your financial plan can often be neglected. That’s where our business owner strategy service (BOSS) can help.

    Learn more

    Defined benefit pension transfers

    Transferring out of your defined benefit scheme is irreversible. Get it right and you can enjoy the rewards, flexibility and freedom. Get it wrong, however, and there is a real risk that you could run out of money.

    Learn more
    Equinox magazine Investment commentary and analysis of fund performance Download Equinox
    Managing your Investments Our jargon-free guide to how we manage your investments Download brochure

    Fund factsheets

    We are completely transparent about the performance of our funds. To see the most recent positioning of our funds, view our latest fund factsheets.

    View fund factsheets
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