At Pigotts, I take pride in solving client’s personal investment issues. With over 30 years of investment experience, Pigotts is dedicated to providing clients with informed and effective investment advice.
James Pigott BSc (Hons) MCSI
|Pigotts Investments, formerly Professional Portfolio Management, grew from Pigotts, Solicitors, Chichester, where Maurice Pigott acted for his investing clients for over forty years. The business is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
I have been told that I am unique and I am certainly unusual in today’s investment industry, providing a fee-based family personal service, in a niche investment universe of closed-end funds.
James Pigott BSc MCSI
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James Pigott BSc MCSI (Managing Director)
Our Investment Style
This is the most important factor in helping to spread risk in a portfolio. Real diversity is not easily achieved. In extreme adverse market conditions, diversity can seem to disappear but it returns when market conditions improve.
The Chichester Account aims for income, a growing income and capital growth to produce a balanced total return. The Salisbury Extra Income Account focuses on the provision of a good level of income. The Winchester Extra Growth Account concentrates on providing capital appreciation. At Pigotts I have no time for average performance as the aim is to outperform the FTSE All-Share over rolling 5-year periods.
Although I take taxes and charges into consideration when investing I do not choose an investment mainly because it has some tax benefit. Tax relief handed out by any government, as an inducement to buy an investment, is generally not a gift. It is a debt that has to be repaid. The government makes sure it is, and how, in spades! Pensions are the classic example. My focus and drive is to invest for investment’s sake to produce a good total return. If it can be tax efficient as well, so much the better. On buying any investment, performance is my first priority, then tax, then charges.
Simple charges, fair and easy to understand. For details of both Pigotts’ and Transact’s charges and discounts please click here. The charges were fee based long before RDR forced advisers to have a clear upfront fee and we didn’t have commission paid to us by fund managers.