Pillar III Disclosures

Overview

The Pillar III disclosures in this document are in relation to Lothbury Investment Management Limited (Lothbury).

The Basel II Accord, implemented in the European Union through the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) requires firms to implement a framework which relates capital to risks. In the United Kingdom CRD has been implemented by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in its regulations through the General Prudential Sourcebook (GENPRU) and the Prudential Sourcebook for Banks, Building Societies and Investment Firms (BIPRU).

The CRD framework consists of 3 pillars:

  • Pillar I sets out the minimum capital that a financial services firm is required to maintain to support the business
  • Pillar II requires the firm to assess whether any additional capital should be maintained against any risks not adequately covered under Pillar I, and the FCA then to supervise this process
  • Pillar III specifies the disclosures which the firm is required to make about its capital, its risk exposures and its risk assessment procedures.

Frequency of Publication

These disclosures will be reviewed on an annual basis as a minimum and, if appropriate, more frequently. This is considered appropriate given the nature and scale of Lothbury’s activities.

Corporate Governance Processes

Lothbury is governed by its Board of Directors, who oversee an ongoing capital assessment process in order to ensure the continuing capital adequacy of Lothbury. The overall governance of the firm is based upon the high level decision making and control framework, key controls and strategic and capital planning.

Risk Management and Internal Controls

There is an ongoing process for identifying, evaluating and managing the significant risks faced by the Firm. The processes are designed to manage rather than eliminate the risk. As such, they can provide only reasonable, not absolute assurance against material mis-statement or loss.

The Board is responsible for determining the Firm’s risk appetite and for ensuring that the Firm’s risk management processes are appropriate and operating effectively. Management of risk is delegated to the Risk, Compliance, Audit and Oversight Committee which meets quarterly and reports to the Board.

Principal Risks and Controls

Lothbury has taken the approach to be risk averse and the firm takes reasonable steps to manage its risks. This is reflected in their low appetite for taking on risk in any of its activities. Lothbury has little to no tolerance for engaging in activity that adversely influences its risk profile. All risks of any significance are identified, assessed and controlled on an ongoing basis. Lothbury does not trade on its own account and therefore is not exposed to principal market risk.

The critical material capital adequacy risks for Lothbury are operational, reputational and business risk, relating to a significant decrease in revenue arising from a decrease in the value of assets under management.

Operational Risk

The key risks arising in Lothbury’s business include:

  • Poor investment performance
  • Damage to reputation
  • Loss of key staff
  • Business disruption
  • Regulatory breaches/failures
  • Legal action

Processes and procedures are in place to monitor, manage and reduce these risks as appropriate and the Risk and Compliance Committee reviews these procedures regularly.

Counterparty Risk

Lothbury manage and mitigate counterparty risk by dealing with reputable counterparties and actively managing relationships with material counterparties.

Credit Risk

Lothbury’s credit risk arises mainly from management fees. Lothbury manage and mitigate this risk by ensuring that fees are invoiced and collected promptly. There is no history of losses on third party debtors, as they are carefully monitored and are low risk by nature. A capital buffer is maintained against credit risk.

Liquidity Risk

Lothbury monitors liquidity risk on an ongoing basis. Monthly management accounts, containing cash flow forecasts, are prepared and circulated to the Board. Lothbury holds excess cash to cover at least three months overheads and the company is cash generative.

Capital Resources

Lothbury is defined by the Rules of the FCA as a Limited Licence Firm. The fixed overhead requirement forms the basis for the Pillar I capital requirement for Lothbury, being significantly in excess of market and credit risks requirements.

A summary of Lothbury’s capital resources at 31 December 2018 is presented below.

Total Tier One  £8,064,491

TIER 1 As at 31/12/2018
Share Capital £12,000
Share premium at 31/12/2018 £693,000
Audited reserves at 31/12/2018 £7,359,491
TOTAL CAPITAL £8,064,491

Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment

Lothbury perform an internal capital adequacy assessment (ICAAP) annually and this is reviewed and signed off by the Board. The ICAAP is an ongoing assessment of the types and magnitude of risks faced by Lothbury and the amount of current and future capital which the Firm believes is appropriate to hold to mitigate those risks. Stress and scenario testing has been developed in order to test the robustness of Lothbury’s regulatory capital against a variety of events and changes both to Lothbury and the financial markets as a whole. The ICAAP is challenged and approved by the Lothbury Board.

Remuneration

Lothbury’s senior management is responsible for determining the remuneration policy of the firm and reviews the policy at least annually.

Lothbury’s senior management have determined that variable remuneration is to be paid on the basis of performance. Due to its size and nature Lothbury does not operate a share or other non-cash scheme.

Remuneration by Business Area

To 31st December 2018
Directors and Senior Management £1,979,653
Other Staff £4,064,195

Senior Management and Material Staff

To 31st December 2018
Fixed Remuneration £1,154,653
Variable Remuneration Cash £825,000
Other Nil
Number of Beneficiaries Four

Important notice


This is the website of Lothbury Investment Management Limited of 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TQ, United Kingdom, a company registered in England with registered number 04185370. Lothbury Investment Management Limited (or “LIM”) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.

Lothbury Investment Management Limited is the manager of the Lothbury Property Trust ("LPT") and the Lothbury Global Feeder LP ("LGF") (together, the “Funds”). LPT is a sub-fund of the Lothbury Global Institutional Funds, which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. LGF was established as a limited partnership in Jersey under the Limited Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1994 through the filing of a declaration of limited partnership. The Funds are alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) for the purposes of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (the “Directive”). LIM has been appointed and acts as alternative investment fund manager (“AIFM”) in respect of the AIFs. For these purposes, LIM is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority for the purposes of managing unauthorised AIFs (and for various other activities). The Funds are also unregulated collective investment schemes for the purposes of the United Kingdom Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “Act”).

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Purpose

The purpose of this website is to provide general information about Lothbury Investment Management Limited and the Funds. The Funds and Lothbury Global Feeder Limited but not any investors in these entities are clients of Lothbury Investment Management Limited. Nothing on this website is investment, tax or legal advice, nor is anything on this website a placement or offering to buy or sell units or any other investment. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. You should take your own independent investment, tax and legal advice as you think fit.

Please be aware that ultimately interests in the Funds may only be acquired by professional investors. A professional investor, for the purposes of LGF, is every investor that is considered, or may be treated, based on a request to LIM (as the AIFM), as a professional client or an eligible counterparty as those terms are used in exemption 7 of COB 4.12.4 of the Handbook of rules and guidance issued by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom. A professional investor, for these purposes of LPT, is every investor that is considered, or may be treated based on a request to LIM (as the AIFM), as a professional client within the meaning of Annex II of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2011/61/EC).

Subject to applicable law and satisfaction of any relevant notification or other requirement the Funds may be marketed (within the meaning of the Directive) within certain jurisdictions in the European Economic Area ("EEA"). Potential investors can request details of such jurisdictions from LIM. LGF is intended for persons who are not established or resident in the United Kingdom.

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