Setting up a GIA for UK based pension schemes, trusts, registered charities and companies and partnerships helps to simplify more complex products and helps those clients get added benefits from their investments. 

Getting started

We understand there’s a lot involved when setting up these types of investments, so we’ve put together a guide to make the process clearer, straightforward and clearly defined. We recommend reading this so you know exactly what we need and when.

Things to consider

  • Money laundering regulations – we’ll perform anti money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) checks on all investors and key account parties at the point of application.
  • Overseas clients – we can only deal with clients who are registered in the UK. So we may not be able to open accounts if there’s key parties who control or own the client that are non UK residents.
  • Tax residency – all applications must include a tax residency declaration.
  • Contracting parties – we’ll only accept applications from the owner of the assets themselves. We may ask any third party applicants to show they have the legal authority to open an account.
  • Certification of documents – make sure documents are certified by someone such as an FCA-regulated financial adviser, an accountant, a solicitor, a notary public.