Colonial First State (CFS) has announced new managed accounts capabilities across its FirstWrap and FirstChoice platforms, which will complement existing multi-manager and model portfolio offers.
The new release on FirstWrap includes no brokerage fees for clients trading within their managed account, and no additional platform fees for clients accessing the new managed accounts.
Advisers would also be able to set client preferences within their managed account portfolios to reflect individual investment preferences such as ethical beliefs or their personal trade restrictions.
CFS general manager, product and investments, Peter Chun said the managed account capability would cater to requirements across the independent financial adviser network, and a variety of licensees.
“Combining both our scale and flexibility to offer solutions across our platforms, including tailored managed accounts for licensees as well as assisting advisers to efficiently manage their client portfolios,” he said.
CFS currently administers more than $6 billion in managed account structures on its FirstWrap platform. Managed accounts solutions would be launched on FirstChoice later this year.