Client Agreement

Our client agreement sets out the areas of advice we provide and an indication of our charging options.

An Introduction To Investments

This document summarises all of our main explanations of our approach to investment management and evidence based investing. At Swallow Financial Planning we follow what is called “evidence based” investing. Whilst the name is self-explanatory, as so few advisers take the same stance as us we have explanatory notes to help you understand what we are doing and why it works.

An Introduction to Risk Profiling

An essential part of being able to provide ongoing investment advice is for us to understand your risk profile. By this we mean to determine your aversion to taking risks with the capital value of your investments. These notes are designed to dovetail with our further notes on asset allocation and our asset allocation report.

Proof Of Identity

To meet our obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations, it is necessary for us to confirm a client’s identity before we conduct any advice or transactions for them.

General Investment Notes

We are required each time we suggest changes to investments to remind you of a range of potential risk factors. These are listed within these notes.

Past Performance Data Explained

Believe it or not, it is incredibly difficult to get past performance data. Indicies and managed fund providers guard their long-term performance and it is normally impossible to obtain the data without very expensive licences. The following notes explain how we generate our estimates of past performance for the various risk profiles