About Us


'Marketstar' is a trading name of Fairstone Private Wealth Ltd. which is the asset management division of the Fairstone Group. It was set up in 2006 to provide investment services for the needs of our retail clients.
Since then it has managed a range of risk-progressive model portfolios with a track record of solid performance – even through periods of significant market turmoil. It also offers bespoke investment management for private clients, charities & trustees and corporate pension schemes.

Our objective

We aim to deliver above average returns with lower than average risk within defined risk limits. We aim to achieve this through:
  • Lower volatility
    We deploy your money into investments that deliver lower than average volatility and better than average performance for each unit of risk taken; this delivers steadier performance – clients tell us they value the 'peace of mind' it gives them.
  • Controlling portfolio risk
    Whether investing for income, growth or both, we control portfolio risk through investing in multiple asset classes which collectively deliver returns within clearly defined risk and reward parameters. This multi-dimensional approach to diversification delivers a multi-asset, multi strategy, multi-institutional portfolio diversifying not only investment risk but institutional risk.
  • No Nasty Shocks
    We keep over 60 asset classes and thousands of potential investments under review, selecting those which are likely to perform well over the next few years. This diversification and daily management within clearly defined risk and volatility bandings results in 'no nasty shocks' for our clients.
  • Non-correlating asset classes
    We construct our portfolios using non-correlating asset classes - ones which move in opposite directions to each other or respond to different economic conditions – this gives our portfolios resilience over a wide range of economic conditions and lessens the impact of market downturns.
  • Meaningful benchmarks
    Clients have told us that they want benchmarks they understand - so we use benchmarks related to inflation – the Consumer Price Index (CPI). For the higher risk portfolios we also relate them to movements in a composite of the world's major equity markets called the MSCI World Index - so our clients can relate performance to benchmarks they are familiar with.
  • Cost control
    Keeping costs under control contributes greatly to overall performance. For our model portfolios our investment team selects fund-based investments wherever possible to minimise transaction costs. A proportion of each of our portfolios is invested in 'tracker funds' which contain lower cost components. These measures lower total cost of ownership and contribute to additional growth.
'Marketstar' is a trading name of Fairstone Private Wealth Ltd, 25 Copthall Avenue, London, EC2R 7BP Tel: 020 7665 8560  |  Fax: 020 7929 2115  |  Email: info@marketstar.co.uk  |  part of the Fairstone Group The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is an agency for arbitrating on unresolved complaints between regulated firms and their clients. Full details of the FOS can be found on its website at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk.