Together with Marlborough, we provide two managed portfolio services – CleverMPS Core and CleverMPS Sustainable. The Core range takes an agnostic approach – neither active nor passive – with a quantitative investment methodology that seeks to find the most suitable funds for inclusion in the portfolio.

Our proprietary fund selection and monitoring system, the CleverEngine, sits at the heart of the service, with portfolio management and governance provided by Marlborough’s highly qualified team of portfolio managers. Strategic asset allocation and risk-target management is supplied by Dynamic Planner.

An Overview of the Managed Portfolio Service.

All UK domiciled mutual funds (around 4,000) are analysed by the CleverEngine and given a ‘fund score’ using weighted criteria such as average 12-month performance, R squared, and over or under performance against relevant sector benchmarks.

Each month, the CleverEngine uses these scores to rank funds. Switch recommendations are analysed and actioned by Marlborough’s portfolio managers who work with Dynamic Planner to ensure there is no change to the overall risk ratings of the models.

The CleverMPS comes with a unique, white-labelled client communication system. Using our stylish MPS Portal, you can update your clients monthly about any fund switches made and portfolio performance. All you need to do is press the button. We do the rest.

The Latest Fact Sheets.

Available To Professional Investors On A Range Of Platforms.

The Clever MPS is a collaboration between Marlborough Investment Management Limited (Marlborough) as discretionary fund manager (DFM) and Clever, the investment technology provider. On platform, you will find the models by searching for ‘Clever Marlborough Core MPS’ followed by the relevant model number.

Selecting The Right Model.

  • Attitudes to Risk:The CleverMPS Core range has 6 risk-target-managed models, from 3 to 8.
  • Investment Time Horizon: Investment in the Core range (any of the 6 models) should be for a minimum of five years.
  • Sustainability Goals: If your clients are passionate about doing good with their investments, they may be better suited to the CleverMPS Sustainable range.
  • Annual Management Fee: The CleverMPS Core range is VAT exempt. Contact us today to discuss the management fee for the service.

Risk Warnings.

Capital is at risk. The value and income from investments can go down as well as up and are not guaranteed. An investor may get back significantly less than they invest. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future performance and should not be the sole factor considered when selecting portfolios. Investments may include emerging market, smaller company and commodity funds which may be higher risk than other asset classes. Investments in fixed interest funds are subject to market and credit risk and will be impacted by changes in interest rates. Changes in exchange rates may affect the value of the underlying investments. Investments in Property funds carry specific risks relating to liquidity. Property funds can go through periods, known as ‘gating’, when it may not be possible to trade in or out of the funds and to access your money during such periods. The portfolios may invest a large part of their assets in funds for which investment decisions are made independently of the portfolios. If these investment managers perform poorly, the value of the portfolios is likely to be adversely affected. Investment in funds may also lead to additional fees arising from holding these funds.


Regulatory Information.

All information presented herein is considered to be accurate at the time of production, but no warranty of accuracy is given and no liability in respect of any error or omission is accepted. Marlborough Investment Management Limited (Marlborough) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference number 115231). Registered in England No. 01947598. The ‘CleverMPS’ is a collaboration between Marlborough as the Discretionary Fund Manager (DFM) and Clever Adviser Technology Limited (Clever), a company registered in England and Wales (company number 2910523). Clever developed a methodology and proprietary suite of algorithms for the monitoring, analysis, collation, and transmission of data on the performance of Investment funds and related portfolios within the UK market which Marlborough utilises for investment purposes.