Helsinki Capital Partners (HCP) is top-notch investing skills, transparent pricing and respect for clients.
Our mission is to be Asset management to be proud of.™ This means being true to what we believe to be good, from the products and services we offer to how we run our business.
We are dedicated to many ethical, perhaps uncommon ways of working for a finance company. These are for instance, full cost transparency, returning kickback to clients, support for sports and culture, as well as B Corporation certificate first in Finland. Since we started our business in 2007 we have worked to build a more open and honest financial industry.
We want to demonstrate that it is possible to build a more wellbeing society while succeeding in business and growing clients’ funds though active fund management. We aim to deliver our mission via three main strategies:
- running an open and honest asset management service,
- championing business as a force for good, and
- embracing our stakeholders.
Our revenue model is simply built in a way that we don’t have an agenda that would conflict with our clients’ best interests. As the first asset manager in Finland, we have been committed to fee-only service and full transparency in all customer contracts ever since our foundation in 2007. We are committed to returning all commissions that we receive to our clients and disposing our full cost structure. This means our clients have full information of what they are paying for our services. You have a right to ask your asset manager “How much am I paying for your services directly and indirectly.” Asking is not unkind, leaving without answering is. Let’s build more open and honest asset management industry together. HCP operates under the supervision of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.
At its best, asset management is a personally customised service, and we do everything to understand what is important to You. For us, partnership means that we always try to understand precisely Your financial needs. We always communicate in an easy-to-understand way without complex professional jargon. Personal and personalised service is important to us – it is partnership at its best. Working in partnerships guides all of our operations, and it plays a key role in the company’s decision making. For example, we do not only hire investment professionals but also experts from other fields who, in addition to investment practices, understand the needs of our different customer segments. This way we can guarantee the best solutions for You.
Our efficiency is realised for our clients as the best possible risk-adjusted return, cost efficiency, convenience and, above all, peace of mind. We have an experienced investment team, an excellent network of contacts, as well as world-class expertise in investments such as bonds, stocks, real estate, cash, and non-cyclical investments. First and foremost, our goal is to provide the best possible risk-adjusted return on investments. Visionary investment management is our greatest passion. We are active in investment research, and as a modern asset manager, we utilise the opportunities offered by technology.
HCP INITIATIVE 2007
Most asset managers claim to put their clients first, but the reality is often different. One critical measure of commitment is the treatment of kickbacks.
In our opinion, kickbacks should be returned to the client. Otherwise there is a conflict of interest that harms the client portfolio in the form of invisible commissions. An even greater threat is that the investment strategy can be designed to bring in fat kickbacks instead of bringing the client a safe and good return.
We think the time is ripe for a revolution! We urge everybody to ask their asset managers the question: Exactly how much did your companies charge me – directly and indirectly – for your services last year?
It’s not impolite to ask the question; it’s rude not to answer! After all, it’s your money. Join our initiative to make a difference! Fee only – no commissions.
In Helsinki, November 9, 2007
HELSINKI CAPITAL PARTNERS
Tommi Kemppainen, toimitusjohtaja
We are the first company in Finland to receive a B corporation certificate. B Corporations are dedicated to the highest standards of ecological and social responsibility, measured yearly through B Impact Assessment. We have pledged to many ethical ways of working which are perhaps uncommon for the financial industry. These are for instance, full cost transparency, returning kickback to clients, support for sports and culture, as well as B Corporation certificate first in Finland. Since we started our business in 2007 we have worked to build a more open and honest financial industry.