Church House has no lien over client assets or monies. Un-invested client monies (i.e. cash) are held at an approved bank, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Securities held by Church House and managed on behalf of clients are all held by an independent custodian, RBC Investor Services Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, which is rated AA- by Standard & Poors.
Units or shares in any of the Church House Authorised Collective Investment Schemes are held in a designated CHI client account on the register of Unit/Share Holders at Smith and Williamson Fund Administration Limited. All of the assets of these funds are held by BNY Mellon Trust & Depositary (UK) Limited.
RBC Investor Services Trust, Smith and Williamson Fund Administration Limited and BNY Mellon Trust & Depositary (UK) Limited are all authorised and regulated by the FCA.
Regular detailed due diligence reviews of these counterparties are undertaken on an on-going basis to ensure customer interests are adequately protected.
Church House Investments Limited is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, created under the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000. The terms of the scheme can be found on www.fscs.org.uk