October 30th, 2012 / Insight posted in

Investment management firms, stockbrokers and funds

Investment management is a highly dynamic marketplace which incorporates a vast range of financial products, systems and strategies. Firms must strive to outperform the competition and need professional advisors who understand and can advise on innovative strategies to ensure strong performing products can be built whilst ensuring the appropriate regulatory frameworks are in place. Tax structuring and the retention of key performers, particularly in light of the FSA’s Remuneration Code, are crucial in this highly competitive arena

Kingston Smith’s Specialist Financial Services Sector Group provides expert advice and support to investment management firms, stockbrokers and funds, from start ups through to listed companies. We help to structure the business efficiently for tax and put the appropriate regulatory controls, risk frameworks and governance procedures in place. Our specialist tax department provides advice on issues including transfer pricing, UK and offshore tax structuring and employee benefits.

Our expertise to investment managers and funds includes:

Audit and advisory services

  • Audit and statutory accounts preparation
  • Payroll and HR support
  • Governance, risk and assurance
  • Strategic business advice and support
  • Corporate finance
  • Outsourced book-keeping

Tax and employer services

  • Tax compliance services
  • Tax accounting and tax disclosure for audit (including Fin 48 studies)
  • Tax risk management and health-checks
  • Tax enquiries and compliance checks
  • Transfer pricing reports and reviews
  • Mergers & Acquisitions and due diligence
  • Tax structuring (UK and international, inbound, outbound and hybrid)
  • Partnership tax
  • Reorganisations, restructuring and share buy-back
  • Structuring and implementing employee benefits and share schemes
  • Employee remuneration planning
  • HR consultancy including employee performance issues, drafting policies and dispute resolution
  • Estate planning including wills, trusts, probate and philanthropy

Risk management and business protection consultancy

Kingston Smith Consulting LLP provides solutions to the threats and challenges faced by our clients, helping them develop the capability they need to control their exposure to risk and protect and grow the embedded value of their businesses. We offer cost-effective solutions to our clients, utilising highly experienced personnel, in the areas of:

  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Risk frameworks and management
  • Controls assurance
  • Technology risk management
  • Business continuity management
  • Third party sourcing
  • Payment card industry data security standard