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Data spanning 2,700 MPS portfolios

To meet Consumer Duty requirements, both advisers and providers need to ensure their clients receive value for money. But until now, there has been no appropriate or compliant way to accurately assess, compare or showcase the cost and performance of MPS portfolios.

MPS Comparator changes this. It uses a variety of metrics to compare MPS portfolios with similar characteristics, helping advisers identify the most suitable products for their clients in a growing market. 

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Improve client outcomes

Advisers can use MPS Comparator to work more efficiently, to compare portfolios accurately and compliantly.

  • Use one reliable source to select the best performing MPS funds suitable for your clients
  • Maximise customer satisfaction and improve retention
  • Increase assets under advice (AUA) and associated fee income

MPS Comparator will soon be available in Defaqto Engage, seamlessly integrating into your financial planning process.

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Increase assets under management (AUM)

Providers can see how their portfolios are performing against their peer group to improve their proposition and generate increased inflows.

  • Use in-depth competitor insight to differentiate your proposition
  • Maximise the likelihood that your portfolio will be selected by advisers
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of your investment management skills
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Ensure compliance

Both advisers and providers can enhance due diligence and adhere to Consumer Duty requirements by making sure portfolios are the best fit for customer needs.

  • Scrutinise key performance metrics and asset allocation
  • Demonstrate best practice
  • Avoid fines and reputational damage
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In-depth analysis for accurate comparisons

We collect and verify more monthly performance figures from UK-based Discretionary Fund Managers (DFMs) than any other provider. Combine

Performance-based league tables

Portfolios are appraised on both cumulative and discrete performance across a variety of time periods, including five-year, three-year, one-year and year to date. They’re ranked accordingly and distributed across five performance comparators:

  • Defensive
  • Cautious
  • Balanced
  • Growth
  • Adventurous


See the latest Comparator league tables

In-depth analysis

Our visual reports clearly demonstrate a portfolio’s key metrics against the relevant comparator, including asset allocation, annualised returns, group ranking, cumulative performance, costs and investment ratios over different time periods. 

Our methodology

To construct the Comparators, we initially calculate annualised returns and standard deviations (volatilities) of 900 portfolios. We look at the last five years, using monthly price data, net of fees. For portfolios with less than five years’ history, we used their latest asset allocations to assess the best fit.

The annualised volatilities across all the portfolios are split into five equal groups. This gives us a range for each of the five Comparators – Defensive, Cautious, Balanced, Growth and Adventurous. 

We now assess where individual portfolios fall within these volatility ranges, and assign each portfolio to its appropriate Comparator.

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Partnering with us

Working with Defaqto brings you more than just market-leading products and data. Our world-class service means you’ll also enjoy access to our expertise and ongoing support. 

Our insight experts are always happy to discuss the product and industry landscape as it relates to your own business. While personalised training options for you and your staff are available to help you get the most out of our services. 

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Sign up for a free demo

Your personalised demo will let you:

  • see how MPS portfolios are performing against their peer group
  • use MPS Comparator to select the best performing portfolios for your clients
  • scrutinise key performance metrics and asset allocation

Contact enquiry

Call us today on 01844 295 546, email or complete the form.

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