Track Securities

Track Securities®

…track the behaviour of a financial product to outperform…

revenue

Meet Article 11

as it is designed to enhance the quality of the relevant service to the client.

...an appropriate number of instruments from third party product providers having no close links with the investment firm...;...

...to assess the continuing suitability of the financial instruments...;... such as advice about the suggested optimal asset allocation...;

...such as objective information tools helping the relevant client to take investment decisions or enabling the relevant client to monitor, model and adjust the range of financial instruments in which they have invested...;

Generate Revenue

A fee, commission or non-monetary benefit shall be considered to be designed to enhance the quality of the relevant service to the client if all of the following conditions are met:

Higher Quality Service

(a)   It is justified by the provision of an additional or higher level service to the relevant client, proportional to the level of inducements received, such as:

Wide Range of Suitable Products

(i)   The provision of non-independent investment advice on and access to a wide range of suitable financial instruments including an appropriate number of instruments from third party product providers having no close links with the investment firm;

Optimal Asset Allocation

(ii)   The provision of non-independent investment advice combined with either: an offer to the client, at least on an annual basis, to assess the continuing suitability of the financial instruments in which the client has invested; or with another on-going service that is likely to be of value to the client such as advice about the suggested optimal asset allocation of the client; or

Objective Information Tools enabling –
to monitor, model and adjust the range.

(iii)   The provision of access, at a competitive price, to a wide range of financial instruments that are likely to meet the needs of the client, including an appropriate number of instruments from third party product providers having no close links with the investment firm, together with either the provision of added-value tools, such as objective information tools helping the relevant client to take investment decisions or enabling the relevant client to monitor, model and adjust the range of financial instruments in which they have invested, or providing periodic reports of the performance and costs and charges associated with the financial instruments.