A Discretionary Portfolio Management Service means that you, as the investor, authorise a portfolio manager to carry out transactions on your behalf. It is important, therefore, that the portfolio manager has a clear understanding of your financial situation, the level of risk you are willing to take and your financial goals when the account is set up. This helps to ensure that decisions taken on your behalf are in line with these objectives. To provide the portfolio manager with this understanding of your financial goals, you will need to complete an online questionnaire before your MeManaged account is opened. More information on MeManaged is also available in Annex 3 of our Investment Services Terms and Conditions and in the Product Sheet available here.
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What makes MeManaged different to other Discretionary Portfolio Management products?
MeManaged is different in several ways, making it a distinctive product. The most important difference is accessibility. Discretionary Portfolio Management services are usually available only to high-net-worth individuals, requiring a significant initial investment. By setting the minimum investment at €2,000, MeDirect has made this service much more accessible to retail investors. Additionally, should investors wish to top up their MeManaged account on a regular basis, the minimum investment required is €100 per month. Alternatively, customers can add lump sums to their MeManaged account at their discretion.
The second important difference which makes MeManaged unique in Malta is that the entire process of opening and managing the account happens through the MeDirect website and mobile app, avoiding the inconvenience of having to attend meetings in person
How do I open a MeManaged account?
Opening a MeManaged account is straightforward. If you are an existing MeDirect customer, login to online banking or the mobile app, click on MeManaged under Investment Accounts and follow the steps set out. If you are new to MeDirect, go to the MeDirect website and click Become a Client. The process of opening a MeManaged account includes an online questionnaire designed to establish your financial goals, risk appetite and sustainability preferences. Once this questionnaire is completed, you will be assigned an investment profile and asked to confirm a MeManaged Discretionary Portfolio Management Service Agreement. After the documents are signed, you can execute your portfolio with a minimum investment of €2,000 and the option to set up regular monthly contributions to the investment. The process of opening a MeManaged account, including the completion of the initial questionnaire can be completed in stages with customers able to save their responses and continue at another time at their convenience. Customers are also able to use different devices and switch from the website to the mobile app during the process.