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Utilising the expertise of recognised experts in their fields, SIIION works with best of breed partners to deliver compelling investment solutions.

Who We Are

SIIION is a service based around a range of multi asset class funds, each designed to be managed around a consistent risk profile for the specific needs of investors in the service.

Ocaris Wealth Management Ltd (Ocaris) in their role as financial planners, has developed the SIIION service to bring together specialist partner firms to meet the specific needs of investors and will act on behalf of investors to ensure that other parties deliver on the SIIION principles. 

At the centre of the service is the MGTS SIIION funds.  The funds are operated by Margetts Fund Management Ltd (MGTS) for the specific requirements of SIIION investors.  MGTS have full responsibility for the management and operation of the funds. More information about MGTS can be found by visiting their website. MGTS work with Ocaris to appoint the most appropriate investment management, which is independent of both parties

Sentinel Portfolio Management (Sentinel) has been appointed as the investment manager.  Their investment philosophy is to take investments back to basics, challenging the current investment management marketplace on approach and cost.

The Bank of New York Mellon (International) Ltd has been appointed as the depositary and custodian of the MGTS SIIION funds.  It is their responsibility to ensure that the funds’ assets are held in safekeeping and separate to other parties involved.

Ocaris Wealth Management Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority no. 960257.  Registered in England & Wales no.13540621.

Margetts Fund Management Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority no. 208565.

Sentinel Portfolio Management Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority no. 926168. 

The Bank of New York Mellon (International) Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority no. 183100. 

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Our Journey

The SIIION vision is founded in a belief that retail clients don't have to sacrifice service levels for a more competiitvely charged investment solution. There are five main areas of focus;

  • Simple: we didn't want to confuse clients or to over complicate the investment journey.
  • Cost: the solution had to be competitively charged without compromising quality. 
  • Service: client focused service where access to quality reporting and real people existed.
  • Access: availability across all product types so that financial planning didn't restrict investment decisions.
  • Outsourced: being free to access the best investment managers in the market and to remain impartial was key.

Beliefs & Methodology

The SIIION investment philosophy is shaped by a belief that traditional asset allocation methodology fails to deliver optimal outcomes for investors whether via a 60/40 type model or an arbitrarily created index.  Based on investment experience and academic research the MGTS SIIION funds have been designed to take a risk-based approach to populate portfolios with assets that encompass the most attractive risk versus reward characteristics. 

The MGTS SIIION funds have been designed to provide flexibility and allow the investment manager to implement conviction ideas.  For example, if the investment manager feels that the UK equity market is unattractive, on the basis that potential returns are outweighed by the potential risks, then they do not have to hold 10% in UK equities because a benchmark holds 20%, they can hold nothing. 

With conviction comes risk, therefore if the investment manager is confident about the prospects for a niche market, then they may take a position but will limit the weighting, acknowledging that niche markets can be inherently more risky than mainstream markets. The MGTS SIIION funds offer a high level of diversification, but every position will have justified its inclusion on merit.

Capital is at risk. Investments and derived income can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than invested.

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The Investment Team

John Wallace – Chief Investment Officer & Lead Fund Manager

John is Chief Investment Officer of Sentinel Portfolio Management. He joined in 2020 from Brooks Macdonald UK Investment Management where he most recently held the position of Managing Director. John has over 27 years investment management experience, including managing portfolios for private clients, personal pension funds, trusts, charities and multi asset funds. ​John holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC), the Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Chartered FCSI).​

Howard Crossen  – Investment Director & Lead Fund Manager

Howard has 18 years’ investment management experience. He joined Sentinel from Brooks Macdonald Investment Management where he was Head of Fixed Income Research and a member Asset Allocation Committee responsible for setting the investment strategy for approximately £15bn of FUM. Prior to joining Brooks Macdonald in 2009, he was responsible for managing fixed income and alternative strategies at Premier Asset Management. These include Premier’s then core open ended fixed income fund, money market fund as several sub-portfolios in closed end vehicles. 

Howard holds Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and has passed level II of the CFA program. He also holds an MSc in International Banking and Financial Studies and a BA in Accounting with Business Law. He is an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

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