Working With You Portfolio Services

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Working With You Portfolio Services

Copia has a unique way of working with and supporting IFAs. We’re an internationally experienced team who exist to help make you more successful – by de-risking your business and helping you give the best advice to your retail clients. 

Think of us as your personal investment management partner. The nerve centre of your operation, your engine room and a silent, but vital part of your commercial team. Some clients even describe us as the brains behind their investment business.

However you like to think of us, Copia is your personal investment management partner and a vital part of your commercial team and proposition.

Award winning specialist to de-risk your discretionary fund management (DFM) activities

Proven qualitative approach backed by rigorous quant models

Bringing institutional level insights and financial products to IFAs everywhere

100% B2B, we never work directly with retail investors

Portfolios constructed with a 'whole of market' approach

Working with advisers on a “reliance on others (agent of) basis

Copia Capital - Management Team

The Copia management team

Our business is only as good as our people and Copia is fortunate to count some of the brightest stars in the DFM industry among the team.

Copia works exclusively with IFAs and our aim is to help your clients make more successful investments. ‘There’s a better way to do this’ is our mantra and we pride ourselves on having a unique, market-challenging approach.

What IFAs say

2024  Adviser Research – part 2

“An Overheating CIP:  Ways to cool the engine”

Copia Capital commissioned insight consultancy the lang cat to conduct in-depth and exclusive research into how advisers are adapting (or not) to market and regulatory changes.  Their second report – into the effectiveness of CIPs – is now available; among the key findings are:

  • A third (36%) of UK financial advice firms have seen the admin burden of their CIP increase over the last year
  • On average, firms estimate they now spend 81 days annually managing their CIP, up from 71 days in 2022
  • This increased admin is driving a surge in outsourcing, with more than half (55%) of advice firms now outsourcing CIP management, and just 34% running models in-house, compared to 38% and 51% respectively two years ago
  • Firms running their CIP in-house spend 139 days on investment management, compared to 32.5 days for those who outsource.

2024  Adviser Research – part 1

“Rethinking Retirement: Changing Gear?”

Copia Capital commissioned insight consultancy the lang cat to conduct in-depth research into how advisers are adapting (or not) to the changing market for retirement advice. and operating their CIPs.

The first report based on this research is out now.

Among the key findings of the research:

  • at the start of this year just one in five advice firms planned to make changes to their investment approach for clients in retirement
  • advisers have a growing interest in guaranteed and smoothed investment products for clients taking an income, with one in three (30%) increasing their usage of these products in the last two years and a further quarter (26%) reviewing their approach
  • only 5% of advisers were ‘extremely confident’ that their approach to retirement planning makes them stand out from the competition

Read the full report and sign up to be notified when the second report on the state of adviser CIPs it published.

Rethinking Retirement Toolkit

With the FCA having published its thematic review of retirement strategies, we think the direction of travel from the regulator is clear. Firms need to reassess their existing retirement investment and income strategies. Plans that leave clients in accumulation-focussed portfolios or that lack a suitable amount of secure income will come under scrutiny and could be accused of complacency.

Find lots more information on our thinking and get access to a variety of tools, articles and materials on the Rethinking Retirement Hub, bought to you with our colleagues at Wealthtime and external experts at the lang cat.

You can also find details of our Rethinking Retirement Roadshow programme: a nationwide programme of CPD-accredited workshops, featuring speakers from the lang cat, Wealthtime, Copia and Just.

The Consumer Duty Toolkit

Whether you are running a centralised investment proposition (CIP), building your own portfolios or outsourcing to a provider such as Copia, the regulatory requirements are clear.

The challenge is not only to ensure compliance, but to also ensure your CIP doesn’t become unmanageable. A pragmatic and proportionate approach to implementation is required, and we want to help.

Register now for an introductory guide clarifying the requirements, the steps you need to take to meet them and an outline of the tools we’ll be launching over the coming months.

Over the coming months we will email you each element of the Toolkit as it becomes available, along with invitations to a series of webinars to discuss implementation and answer your questions.

Accreditations & Awards

Copia recognised for the first time in FT Adviser Service Award with Four Stars
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Robert Vaudry, our Managing Director, talks about the changes happening at Copia and our vision for building the relationships we have with advisers in the future.

Your retail clients have a huge array of investment targets and Copia has designed the broadest possible range of portfolio services to meet their diverse needs.

Whether your clients are interested in long term financial growth or a sustainable retirement income, we have an appropriate investment solution, delivered with the reassurance of our expertise and enhanced by our partnership approach.

High performing investment portfolios combining passive and active funds to ensure transparency, diversification and risk control.

Build your own IFA investment brand with ‘white-labelled portfolios’ backed by full marketing support and Copia’s expertise.

Fully bespoke and branded portfolios designed in partnership with Copia to satisfy your clients’ specific investment objectives.

Our investment consultancy research service tailored to advisors developing their own investment solutions for defined client target markets.

Copia's range of portfolios are available on the following platforms

Wealthtime Select


15th July 2024

The Trump trade is gaining momentum as betting odds increased that Donald Trump might win the US presidential election in November following an assassination attempt. Early on Monday, the dollar strengthened, Treasury futures declined, the Mexican peso weakened, and Bitcoin surged. These movements reflect market speculation that a Republican return to the White House could lead to tax cuts, higher tariffs, and looser regulations.

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8th July 2024

Keir Starmer’s Labour Party has secured a victory in the UK general election, achieving a significant parliamentary majority now votes have been fully tallied. This outcome marks a dramatic shift in British politics following the collapse of Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party. Labour reached the critical threshold of 326 seats in the House of Commons just before 5 a.m. on Friday and ultimately won 411 out of 650 seats, the largest margin since Tony Blair’s landslide victory in 1997. The Conservative Party, in contrast, managed to secure only 121 seats.

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1st July 2024

In the recent presidential debate, President Joe Biden’s faltering performance, marked by blunders and misstatements, raised concerns about his age and ability to compete against Donald Trump.

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Want to learn more? We recommend you start with a conversation.
Contact one of our investment team.

Copia Capital Management

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Understanding the risks

This information is intended for professional financial advisers only. Copia does not provide financial advice. This information is not intended as financial advice and should not be interpreted as such. Model investment portfolios may not be suitable for everyone. The value of funds can increase and decrease, past performance and historical data cannot guarantee future success. Investors may get back less than they originally invested.

Copia Capital Management is a trading name of Novia Financial Plc. Novia Financial Plc is a limited company registered in England & Wales. Register Number: 06467886. Registered office: Cambridge House, Henry St, Bath, Somerset BA1 1JS. Novia Financial Plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Register Number: 481600.

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