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With unstinting focus on client objectives and capital preservation, Coutts Investments provide high-touch investment expertise that centres on diversified solutions and a service-led approach to portfolio management. Our investment process is as disciplined as it is creative – ensuring tailored solutions with robust results.

Advice and product fees may apply.
The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise, and you may not recover the amount of your original investment.

Introducing

Coutts Invest

A simple way to make the most of your money without getting advice. In just a few clicks you can invest in one of five expertly managed funds. You choose how much you want to put in and for how long, your preferred level of risk and whether it should be part of an ISA, pension or general investment account. You can also transfer existing ISAs and pensions to us. We’ll do the rest.

Our team of investment specialists actively manage and closely monitor the asset allocation of the funds – called the Personal Portfolio Funds – to maximise returns within your chosen risk level.

You can get started with as little as £500 and make regular contributions from £50.

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Click 'Start Investing' to invest directly, without advice, through our Coutts Invest platform. Alternatively, speak to your private banker about our advice services.

The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may not recover the amount of your original investment.

Discretionary

Investments

Coutts offers a range of discretionary managed investments, aligned to a defined risk profile that helps to ensure your investment is appropriately constructed to match your needs and meet your goals.

  • A range of portfolios designed and managed by investment professionals to meet your objectives.

    The Discretionary Portfolio Service aims to deliver attractive long-term returns through investing in a broad range of assets including bonds, active and passive funds, direct equities and alternative assets. The service offers three core portfolios that cover a range of risk profiles, denominated in sterling, US dollars or euros.

    The portfolios seek to balance income generating assets with those that offer compelling growth potential. They are managed by our expert investment team who draw on a wide range of experience and knowledge. The team combine this with extensive research and a disciplined investment process to maximise long-term returns, ensuring your underlying investments reflect your wealth ambitions.

    Assets will be owned by you within your portfolio and held by Coutts – or an appointed custodian – on your behalf. Risk is controlled through effective portfolio construction and diversification and draws on extensive tools and analytics to ensure ongoing alignment to your risk profile.

    We also offer a bespoke portfolio service for those investing £10m or more. Your portfolio manager will devise a bespoke portfolio underpinned by a strategic asset allocation tailored to your specific requirements – now and as your circumstances evolve.

     

    The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may not recover the amount of your original investment

  • A broadly diversified investment, offering access to Coutts investment views within a single marketable and unitised fund.

    Coutts Multi-Asset Funds are a series of funds that aim to deliver attractive long-term returns by investing in a broad range of asset classes. The Funds seek to balance income-generation with capital appreciation within a risk-controlled framework. 

    To achieve diversification and stability, the Funds invest across equities, bonds, commodities and property, identifying thematic opportunities, including sectors and special situations. Specialist techniques will be used to reduce volatility and enhance the Funds’ overall balance of risk and return, catering to a broad range of investment objectives. 

    To ensure cost-efficient management, Coutts Multi-Asset Funds will invest in single securities and low-cost passive vehicles alongside actively managed funds and specialist strategies, leveraging the expertise of our experienced investment analysts.   

    Designed to maximise efficiency, Coutts Multi-Asset Funds are structured as a series of single priced, open-ended marketable funds, enabling you to seamlessly buy and sell units as required. Available in both distributing and accumulating options, the Funds allow for regular contributions or withdrawals and the annual use of ISA allowances.

    Daily dealing ensures that new monies are quickly invested and the legal structure provides certain tax advantages to investors in a variety of jurisdictions. Coutts Multi-Asset Funds are available in GBP, EUR, USD and CHF denominated share classes.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE Coutts Multi-Asset Funds

    View CMAF UK fund performance and information

    View CMAF Global fund performance and information

    View CMAF prices

     

    The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may not recover the amount of your original investment

Advised

Investments

Partnering with you to manage your portfolios, Coutts Investments will support your investment decisions and help you to achieve your investment goals.

  • Identifying markets and opportunities to empower your investment decisions and realise your objectives.

    Coutts Active Advisory Service offers unconstrained investment advice across multiple asset classes. Established in line with client demand, Coutts Active Advisory Service enables you to make your own investment decisions with the support of a knowledgeable guide who helps identify opportunities and interpret markets.     

    Coutts Active Advisory team customises market access strategies by employing diverse assets ranging from fixed-income to direct equity holdings and derivatives. With a regular flow of investment ideas, the Active Advisory team will empower you to make sound investment decisions. Drawing on our Strategic Solutions team to provide insight into alternative asset classes such as hedge funds, property and private equity, each idea and investment approach is subject to rigorous challenge and testing. Our investment advice is driven by macroeconomic and strategic views on a full breadth of geographies and asset classes - and complemented by research from select providers, ranging from investment banks to small boutique research houses.

    Working with individuals, family offices and institutions, an intricate understanding of our clients’ unique circumstances is at the centre of the solutions proposed through the Active Advisory Service. The team provides timely, insightful and thought-provoking advice while maintaining an open and dynamic dialogue to ensure that advice aligns with your overarching wealth ambitions. The team is on hand to support you in identifying investment opportunities that are consistent with your investment goals and will validate – or challenge as appropriate – your own investment ideas and implement them accordingly.

     

    The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and you may not recover the amount of your original investment.

Investment

Structuring

With access to an extensive range of investment structures, Coutts experts will draw on the most effective and efficient wrappers for your investments, your circumstances and your objectives.

  • The right pension planning can help to protect your wealth in later life. Whether you want to travel the world or simply relax knowing that your wealth is working for you, our pensions experts have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

    Coutts has an extensive team of specialist advisers who work specifically with our clients to advise on retirement planning. We work with a carefully selected and regularly monitored panel of providers to offer our clients the best solutions in the market. From SIPPs and ISAs to personal pension plans, annuities and specialist pensions for business owners, we will draw on the right solutions for your circumstances and aspirations, working with you through every stage of your retirement planning.

  • ISAs are not products in their own right, but ‘wrappers’ designed to protect your investments from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and offer tax advantages for the income generated. Coutts offers a range of ISAs designed to help you make the most of your annual tax allowances. 

    Some of our ISAs are Flexible. This means that you may replace (in whole or in part) cash that you withdraw from your ISA without the replacement counting towards your annual subscription limit provided that the repayment is made within the same tax year as the withdrawal. Where a withdrawal is made, any subsequent subscriptions in the same tax year that would otherwise count towards your annual subscription limit will do so only to the extent that previously withdrawn amounts have been fully replaced. More information on Flexible ISAs can be found here.

    Whether you are looking to manage your own investments or would prefer a little more guidance, we have an extensive range to help you invest efficiently. Once the ISA portfolio is opened, you can buy and sell assets, as well as subscribe your annual ISA allowance over the phone. 

     

  • Typically a life insurance policy, Coutts offers a range of investment bonds in both an onshore and offshore capacity.  Most investment bonds accept single premiums and offer a variety of fund options in which to invest. While your investment remains within the wrapper there is no immediate liability to tax - although on a chargeable event, any gain is chargeable to income tax. 

    Non-income producing assets with gains liable to income tax, investment bonds are a useful component for inheritance tax planning.

Dealing and Exchange

Securities Dealing and

exchange services

Whether executing on your investment instructions or guiding your global currency trading and hedging requirements, the Coutts Dealing and Foreign Exchange team is here to help you navigate and execute your instructions in a timely and professional manner.

  • Providing trading capabilities for your global currency trading and hedging requirements.

    Whether you have business interests abroad, assets held overseas or a global approach to investing, we will work closely with you to understand your objectives and develop appropriate currency strategies for your unique requirements. Your Coutts adviser will refer you to Coutts foreign exchange specialists through which you will receive informed currency market advice. Coutts foreign exchange services have been designed to give flexibility to place orders for execution at an agreed level, and which will be monitored on a 24-hour basis and traded outside of UK hours. 

    Coutts foreign exchange services provide the ability to execute both spot and forward transactions in any major global currency and some of the more liquid emerging market currencies.

    The expert team will guide you on reducing volatility and risk through the use of suitable hedging strategies employing investment strategies and managing currency and interest rate exposure, respectively.

    Below is a list of Key Information Documents for some of the products we offer. If you cannot find the relevant Key Information Document for the product you require or wish to see historical Key Information Documents, please contact us on +44 (0) 207 293 0770

    Fees may apply.
    The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and you may not recover the amount of your original investment.

  • A personal securities dealing service, catering for active traders to first-time investors.

    Manned by our expert team of professionals, Coutts dedicated dealing line provides the ability to trade efficiently using timely and innovative systems.  The team can discuss market activity, provide real time information on equities and talk you through orders of a more complex nature. With extensive market connections, we can give you access to a number of asset classes, from equities, fixed income and exchange traded funds (ETFs) through to collective investment schemes.

    Once traded, our Custody Service will help you manage your investments efficiently. Held in our nominee name, you can leave the administration to us, while you retain beneficial ownership.

     

    Fees may apply.
    The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and you may not recover the amount of your original investment.

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Your eligible cash deposits held with Coutts & Co are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit protection scheme. Any deposits you hold above the limit are unlikely to be covered. Investment business undertaken with Coutts & Co in the UK may be covered by the FSCS, the cover depending on the nature of the claim being made. Eligible claims for most types of investment business are covered up to a maximum of £50,000 per person. FSCS cover is not available for loss of money resulting from performance of the investment.

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