Our specialist team provide hedge fund managers, private equity and venture capital managers and funds, wealth managers and advisory firms, with advice to help them establish and grow their business
Establishing and growing your business
We not only understand that the financial services industry has its own language, we speak it fluently.
We have grown to become one of the leading Financial Services teams in the UK by combining specialist technical knowledge with a practical, partner-led approach to client service.
Our Financial Services team (formerly Rees Pollock) has a deep knowledge of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations, sector-specific tax issues and structuring considerations. This means that you can be assured you have an advisor who not only understands how this all works but who can also identify potential issues.
Our team of almost 70 people have been working with private equity and venture capital managers and funds, wealth managers and advisory firms for over 30 years, providing high-quality, bespoke advice to help them establish and grow their business.
We act for more than 180 FCA-authorised firms, including some of the UK’s leading hedge fund managers, private equity houses and corporate finance advisers. Our key financial services clients include some of the longest established hedge fund managers in the UK and several of the largest in Europe, as well as a number of the most successful launches of recent years.
69 Strong Financial Services team
180 FCA-authorised firm clients
30 years' experience in Financial services
We can advise regulated firms on legal structures regarding the relationships between the funds they manage and the ways that the managers are remunerated. Equally, we know that the personal tax of those managers is often complex due to these same remuneration policies, and we are well placed to advise on this too.
We are here to act as an extension of your team, identify any issues and ensure your tax and accounting issues are taken care of so that you can focus on growing a successful financial services business
How we can help you
Outsourcing for regulated businesses
Bookkeeping and management accounting
FCA reporting via GABRIEL and RegData
VAT registration and compliance
Payroll processing and RTI filing
Regulatory capital calculations and advice
Budgets and forecasting
Staff training and software support
Audit & Assurance
Statutory audits of companies and LLPs
Client Asset (CASS) Reporting to the FCA
Fund audits for UK-based structures
Accounts preparation and accounting support
ISAE 3402 Internal Controls reports
Tax structuring advice for funds and managers
UK tax compliance for companies, LLPs, and LPs
VAT partial exemption and special methods advice
Tax planning for individuals
Advice on Disguised Investment Management Fee rules and Income-based carried interest