Guernsey: Guernsey Firm Launches Web Service For Private Client Advisers
Last Updated: 25 March 2011

Asset Risk Consultants (ARC) has launched a new free web-based solution aiming to provide private client professional advisers with a structured research portal.

It is designed to assist professional wealth advisers with the identification and selection of discretionary investment managers for their clients.

SUGGESTUS provides a simple to use interface leading to a robust audit trail covering:

  • Investor risk profiling

  • Creation of manager shortlists

  • Mandate specific manager factsheets

  • Comprehensive due diligence reports

Jonathan Gamble, Director of Intermediary Services at Asset Risk Consultants (ARC), explained that the genesis of SUGGESTUS was the number of requests for assistance ARC was receiving from professional wealth advisors regarding discretionary investment managers.

"Professional wealth advisors are seeking easy access to relevant and timely information and are looking to implement a robust, client-centric manager selection process. was built to meet this need," he said.

SUGGESTUS introduces the concept of a standardized due diligence questionnaire (DDQ). By having a library of DDQs with a common structure, comparison between investment managers is made more straightforward and data can be gathered from a central source.

Alongside the well established ARC Private Client Indices (PCI) series, the SUGGESTUS research portal provides both a repository of up-to-date information and the necessary toolkit for assisting professional intermediaries in manager selection and ongoing manager monitoring. Together these services offer a complete qualitative and quantitative research and analysis solution.

ARC is an independent, privately owned consulting practice, licensed and regulated in both Guernsey and Jersey. Established in 1995, ARC employs 40 staff and provides unbiased analysis and advice to a global client base. Utilising a unique insight the strengths and weaknesses of discretionary private client investment managers, ARC’s goal is to help private clients get the best out of the investment management industry.

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