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Taxable and tax-advantaged portfolio management for UK personal investors

Thomas, R. Guy (2008) Taxable and tax-advantaged portfolio management for UK personal investors. British Tax Review, 2008 (1). pp. 34-55. ISSN 0007-1870. (KAR id:29801)


This article makes some observations on the interaction of UK taxation and portfolio decisions by a personal investor managing his own investments in quoted company shares. Three holding vehicles are considered: two types of tax-advantaged account (ISAs and SIPPs), and taxable holdings registered directly in the investor’s own name or a nominee (personal account). Some observations are made on ways in which portfolio management of a taxable account differs from management of a tax-advantaged account. Simple models are used to illustrate the dif?culty of producing post-tax out-performance from active management of a taxable account. Guidelines are suggested for the type of investment to be allocated to each type of account, for turnover in each type of account, and for decisions on switching between investments held in a taxable account.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: Guy Thomas
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2012 13:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:07 UTC
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Thomas, R. Guy.

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