Data Analysis

FSL’s Data team maintains a constant and comprehensive presence in niche markets, where accurate data is difficult to source. Our research from primary sources minimises risk by increasing accuracy.

Providing unrivalled insight and analysis to financial institutions.

Financial Instrument Analysis.


The team conducts primary research into Offshore Funds, Bonds, Capital Gains and Income Tax Data at clients’ request. We initially contact the issuer then supplement the data using various resources including data vendors, HMRC and public documents. This ensures we derive the correct tax liability and guarantees accurate representation on reports submitted to HMRC.


Clients’ reputations rest on the quality of the data they share with their customers. Our comprehensive contact database makes certain we always go to the best source, leveraging our unrivalled connectivity with Issuers, Fund Managers and other well-placed market participants. Every data set is rigorously checked for content and accuracy and, upon request, we can provide total transparency into raw source data.


  • Multiple data sources allows for greater reliability and accuracy
  • Specialised knowledge and support from experienced Data Analysts
  • Time saving process by allowing FSL to acquire difficult to source data via direct contacts
  • Complex structured instruments are often challenging to obtain clarity on tax treatment. FSL’s use of numerous data sources gives a clearer picture
  • Working with bespoke client requirements ensures less missing data compared to dedicated data vendors


FSL’s team can accurately classify the tax liability of financial instruments for Capital Gains Tax purposes. These instruments cover all debt securities (including Eurobonds and deep discounted securities), O­ffshore Funds, Structured Products and Equities.

For O­ffshore Funds, the team can also identify any changes in status that would aff­ect tax liability. FSL also offers an additional product covering Offshore Reporting Funds including Excess Reportable Income and associated data. Please visit the separate product page for further details.


The team has the ability to accurately classify the asset type for Income Tax purposes. Asset classes include Unit Trusts & OEICs (plus Bond Funds), Equity, Fixed Income, Government Issued Fixed Income, PAIFs, ETFs, Investment Trusts and TEFs.

Every data set is rigorously checked for content and accuracy to guarantee accurate reporting.