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The benefits of being part of Alpha – a conservatively managed, financially strong and operationally robust family of companies, which benefit from common ultimate beneficial ownership – are evidenced in various ways, including the patient and substantial investment of time, resources and capital, which support us in our role as a plan manager: Alpha teams benefit from centralised resources, including: financial, operational, compliance, research, marketing, business development and capital-raising.
Regulatory expectations are clear on this point – PROD Sourcebook (3.3.11(3)) states that ‘… distributors [e.g., professional advisers] should consider the impact that the selection of a manufacturer [e.g., plan managers, who are ‘co-manufacturers’] could have on clients, in terms of various factors, including the financial strength of the manufacturer’.
We would suggest that ‘operational risk’ is the 3rd key risk of structured products, in addition to the 2 risks which professional advisers are more aware of: 1) counterparty risk; and 2) market risk.
Headline financials for Alpha Real Capital, which sits at the heart of Alpha, are:
The full financial reports and accounts, for the last 5 years, can be accessed below:
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