As a busy working vet, I’ve never found time to work out how best to invest our money, especially during these times of increased political uncertainty. My husband and I therefore really appreciate being able to trust our investments to the expertise and experience of the Investment Boutique, and particularly appreciate the personalised service provided by Helena and Richard. Thank you!
Richard, I have now known you for several decades and have seen with pleasure and amazement my original modest savings entrusted to you increase enormously over the years thanks to your, and when Helena joined you, her thoughtful investment. As the senior private client partner in an expanding legal firm I have been delighted to introduce to you clients with money to invest and watch their portfolios grow too.
Professional, friendly and personal service coupled with an impressive increase in portfolio value during the period January 2019 to January 2020, what’s not to like?
Thanks to you and team for a great performance on our portfolio.
I really appreciate the opportunity The Investment Boutique has given me to set a future investment strategy which will match my circumstances over the long term.
This is really important for someone like me: I’m just starting off in my professional life after university and having an investment partner who will be with me through all stages of my career, whatever my needs at the time, is a great asset.
If I’m busy or studying, it’s reassuring to know that someone is always there to react to sudden moves in the market on my behalf.
Richard looked after my stepfather’s investments for over 10 years, and since his death 7 years ago, he together with Helena have offered similar advice to my mother. They have been happy to adapt the investments to suit the different needs and risk appetite of my mother and have been thorough in explaining the various options available to her. As someone who has worked in the investment management industry myself, I appreciate the excellent service that they have provided to my stepfather and mother over the years and their ability and enthusiasm in ensuring that each portfolio is tailored to individual customer’s needs. They are a very personable team and my mother very much enjoys her meetings with them and at 86 she appreciates them visiting her in her home when required. I have been delighted to become a client myself and their approach in getting to know the whole family in order to be best placed to assist in future investment planning has been excellent. In due course, I would expect that my own children and my sister will also become clients, benefiting from the knowledge that Richard and Helena have of our wider family requirements.
If anyone had asked me if my investments could increase and even pay a dividend during a prolonged period of recession and austerity, I would have replied,
Well, it’s not. It happened.
The Investment Boutique turned ‘Impossible’ into ‘It’s Possible!’
Welcome to The Investment Boutique
Our aim is to deliver excellence to all our clients, with a proposition built on a quality interpersonal relationship and supported by consistently delivering on the cooperatively agreed investment mandate.
Founded by staff with extensive industry experience, a proven record of building strong client relationships and investment solutions, our emphasis is to deliver a highly personalised service, where the construction of portfolios is tailored to the precise needs of each client.
As our name suggests, we do not offer a generic, mass market service. Based in the Home Counties, but operating UK-wide, we specialise in looking after clients with investable assets in excess of £1.5m.
We seek to be operationally agile, taking advantage of the latest technology and fostering a proactive and timely approach to investment.
We have chosen to partner with a large institution, Raymond James. We operate as a independent branch of Raymond James Investment Services in the UK who provides us with our Financial Conduct Authority authorisation, alongside the quality back office, compliance and technology solutions that our clients would expect. Raymond James Investment Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc., which has worldwide assets exceeding $1.17 trillion and with more than 8,700 wealth managers (as of December 31 2022).
The stewardship of our clients’ assets is equally important, Raymond James facilitate a relationship with Pershing Securities Limited (Pershing)*, Part of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, one of the world’s strongest financial institutions, with over $44.3 trillion in client assets under custody and/or administration (as of December 31 2022). Pershing provide our clearing, settlement and custody service.
It is important that The Investment Boutique reflects the values of its employees, so in addition to our emphasis on excellence, pragmatism and reliability, we also value philanthropy. The Investment Boutique is therefore proud to earmark up to 5% of the company’s profits each year for charitable causes.
*Pershing Securities Limited is a member of the London Stock Exchange and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.