Flying Colours Life aims to make investment management more accessible and transparent for clients. Our roots and experience in fund management ensure a personal approach when it comes to investing money on behalf of our clients, and our motivation lies in a genuine desire to make a difference to people’s futures and maximise the potential for solid long-term returns.Let's start a conversation
Flying Colours Life (FCL) Investment Management builds discretionary managed portfolios with a clear plan. The industry we work in can sometimes feel like it relies on mystics in cloud covered mountains or secretive geniuses working with complex systems. We believe this mystique is unnecessary and may hide a confusion on the part of the fund managers. What is certain is that it often leads to disappointing outcomes for investors. The 25 years of experience the FCL Investment Management team has in the industry, has proved to us that there is a clear, simple and consistent approach we can take for the benefits of our clients. Of course, we can’t control the ups and downs of the global economy, but we can always tilt the balance in your favour and put you in the best position to do well.
*Benchmark: ARC Private Client Indices (PCI). Values calculated on the basis of the difference between FCL and ARC for the same period: inception to date. See 'All fund comparison' chart below for values.
We build portfolios to try and make the whole greater than the sum of the parts.
It is perfectly possible to improve returns through diversification as well as reduce risk.
Flying Colours Life model portfolio - Total return since inception
A comparative representation of FCL Core funds which have performed above the benchmark over the last 5 years (includes recent events).
*All data provided by Flying Colours Life Investment Management and Asset Risk Consultants (ARC) benchmark 01-01-2015 to 31-05-2020.
Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance and you may get back less than you originally invested.
We design each high quality portfolio to match a specific risk reward profile.
We conduct extensive research into the best fund managers to include.
We use advanced technology to help keep our cost low and our service level high.
We regularly review each portfolio to ensure it is meeting its objectives.
Flying Colours Life gives you unrivalled access to your investments, pensions and portfolios in one easy-to-manage application, on the go, wherever you are.
Our business ethos and approach to investment for wealth has grown out of research. Using a research report comissioned in Feburary 2016 (download here), we carried out an extensive analysis of 5,763 funds and their performance from 1st Jan 2001 to 31st Dec 2015 to understand what returns investors make. The findings set out in our “Mind the Gap” report, overwhelmingly prove that constantly switching funds to chase higher returns over a shorter time, and making snap decisions to buy or sell, is detrimental to long-term gains – it can reduce the average portfolio by up to 35%. This is what we want to change for our clients.Download the research report
A breakdown of current asset allocations and holdings for our portfolios.
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The findings of our research have been instrumental in our approach to investing for your future. The knowledge we have gained has translated into applied intelligence that benefits every client.
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Our website offers information about investing, but not personal advice or a recommendation to invest in our discretionary managed portfolio service. If you're not sure which investments are right for you, please request advice from a Flying Colours Life financial adviser. It is also important to remember that investing is for the longer term (minimum of 5 years) and that investments can go up and down in value, so you could get back less than you invested.