Hottinger & Co. Limited is a boutique investment management company which provides bespoke discretionary portfolio management services to global clients.
We are, by nature, conservative managers who aim to preserve capital and income whilst delivering consistent investment performance. All investment professionals within the business collaborate and provide input to our decision-making process which analyses economic and political issues affecting world markets. We aim to achieve our goal of maximising returns within given guidelines through diversification across asset classes, regions and currencies recognising that great investment ideas can come from many different sources. When investing in funds, we fully utilise our access to top-rated managers to keep abreast of market thinking, as well as the developments within individual funds. This close interaction with market participants helps us to identify investible ‘themes’ which we believe have fundamental and enduring characteristics. We also emphasise the use of independent research and responsible investment activities.
We believe in the primary importance of understanding our clients’ objectives and expectations and we construct bespoke portfolios tailored to suit. We recognise that each client will have specific investment needs and objectives so our portfolio strategies are designed to suit specific requirements, ascertaining a client’s tolerance to risk, their investment time horizon and return objectives while ensuring that all risks are fully explained and understood.
Discretionary Investment Management – We manage these investments in a manner that is appropriate for the client and within the investment objectives and restrictions stated in the Investment Management Agreement. Hottinger & Co. Limited, acting as agent, has complete discretion to take all day to day investment decisions and otherwise act as it judges suitable in relation to the client’s investment guidelines.
AIM Portfolio Service – Our AIM IHT Portfolio Service aims to mitigate the IHT liability facing our clients through a diverse portfolio of 25-35 AIM-listed companies with a growth bias using both bottom-up and top-down analytical screening that qualify for the full 100 per cent exemption from IHT, although there can be no guarantees as the final decision will be made by HMRC at the time of death.
ETF Portfolio Service – Here we adhere to the model asset allocation that is the result of our monthly strategy meetings and implement the results through a managed portfolio of low cost passive investments which are re-balanced quarterly.
Execution Only Brokerage – We provide an investment execution service only, where we do not act as the client’s investment manager. All trades will be placed for execution to the order of the client or an appropriately authorised third party representative. Orders will be executed in strict adherence to the order execution policy and guidelines of Hottinger & Co. Limited.
Hottinger & Co. Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with registration number 208737. Click here to review Hottinger & Co. Limited information on the FCA website.