New 2014/15 ISA allowances
The awards are designed to recognise the most successful and forward-thinking providers in the areas of VCTs, EIS and BPR/IHT. Alongside performance criteria, the awards acknowledge the degree to which each provider helped promote a greater understanding of the sector and its benefits with investors and advisers. The current landscape means that interest in the tax-efficient sector both at an industry and investor level has never been so high.
Having last year received a commendation for its service, this year Blankstone Sington took the extra step, beating competition from much larger investment houses including Brooks Macdonald and Canacord/Hargreave Hale.
Some key factors identified by the panel of judges in their success was:
- Quality of the submission for the awards
- Outstanding performance versus their peers
- Differentiated offering to the larger investment houses
Stephen English – Investment Director and Head of AIM Stocks, commented:
“The award is further recognition of our robust investment process and ability to provide tax efficient bespoke portfolios to meet individual investor needs in a highly specialist area.”