GIA for companies and trustees

For financial advisers only

Guidance on setting up a GIA for:

  • UK based pension schemes;
  • Trusts;
  • Registered charities;
  • Companies and partnerships, and
  • Canada Life International.

Getting started

We understand there’s a lot involved when setting up these types of investments, so we’ve put together a guide to make the process clearer, straightforward and clearly defined. We recommend reading this so you know exactly what we need and when.

Download GIA for companies and trustees guide (PDF)

Next steps

Once you’ve read our guide, you may wish to speak to your usual Aegon contact - to check that we can accept the application from the contracting party and to support you with any queries you may have. 

  1. Contact us to request an illustration. If required, we’ll also send you the ARC key information document and the ARC terms and conditions.
  2. Work with the contracting party to complete the relevant application form (available to download below). Then send to us together with any required supporting documents that we list on the form.
  3. We’ll contact you to confirm that all our requirements have been met. Please don’t send any money to us until we’ve been in touch to say we can proceed with the application. Otherwise we’ll return the money to the source.

Things to consider

  • Money laundering regulations – we’ll perform anti money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) checks on all investors and key account parties at the point of application.
  • Overseas clients – we can only deal with clients who are registered in the UK. So we may not be able to open accounts if there’s key parties who control or own the client that are non UK residents.
  • Tax residency – all applications must include a tax residency declaration.
  • Contracting parties – we’ll only accept applications from the owner of the assets themselves. We may ask any third party applicants to show they have the legal authority to open an account. 
  • Certification of documents – make sure documents are certified by someone such as an FCA-regulated financial adviser, an accountant, a solicitor, a notary public.