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Investment Management

"Invest With Purpose"

We specialize in delivering investment management solutions to clients customized to their goals and risk tolerances. With our roots in family office, our emphasis has always been on bringing a long-term multi-generational focus to investment management designed around the uniqueness of each client we serve.

Investment Philosophy

Our philosophy is to Invest With Purpose, putting each client’s specific needs above all else. Our approach focuses on generating Superior Risk-Adjusted Performance through custom client portfolios designed to protect wealth and capture opportunities.

Distinctive attributes of our philosophy include:

  • We believe in Alignment. We own the same investments for our clients that we own for ourselves.
  • We believe in Diversification. We construct multi-asset portfolios consisting of investments and strategies selected on individual merit, as well as contribution to overall portfolio risk.
  • We believe in Unbiased and Conflict-Free Advice. We are not captive to internal investment products or incented by commission-based revenue.
  • We believe in Tax-Focused Investing. We are committed to investing portfolios efficiently and managing trade-offs between long-term buy-and-hold versus the need to realize taxable investment gains.
  • We believe in Market Cycle Awareness Investing. We recognize Economic and Market Cycles and adjust portfolio risk exposures accordingly, incorporating long-term strategic allocations that lean toward Capturing Opportunities through periods of cyclical strength and Protecting Wealth during periods of heightened uncertainty.

Investment Process

Forward Looking

We continually monitor the global investment universe of asset classes, sub-asset class categories, and specific strategies to identify and select investment opportunities with the most attractive risk/reward characteristics.

Selective

We select investments based on our conviction that attractive expected risk/return characteristics can be achieved over a reasonable time period. We exit investments based on overvaluation, or when fundamentals no longer support our original investment thesis.

Objective

We invest both actively and passively in both in-house and externally managed strategies. In-house portfolios include individual stocks and bonds while external strategies include specialized institutional funds and passive low-cost ETFs. Selections are made objectively based on tax-efficiency and expected risk/return.

Disciplined

We reallocate portfolios based on market changes that create new opportunities to invest in strategies with more attractive expected risk/return. Portfolios are rebalanced periodically to maintain each client’s long-term strategic allocation.

Portfolio Management

Asset Classes of a Diversified Portfolio

Fixed Income

We invest in high quality Investment Grade bonds primarily for Stability, Income and Downside Protection. We also invest in higher risk, higher return Credit Strategies for Income and Appreciation when valuations are compelling.

Equities

We invest in stocks for Capital Growth. Stocks provide the best opportunity to meaningfully beat inflation over long time periods. We utilize portfolios of individual companies, best-of-breed specialized institutional funds, and low-cost ETFs. Equity allocations are biased toward U.S. domiciled companies but include international and emerging markets companies when opportunities are compelling. Within our U.S. Large Cap portfolio of individual companies, our stock selection emphasizes quality and growth, focusing on companies with high and sustainable profitability, strong balance sheets and above-average dividend rate and revenue growth.

Alternative Investments

We invest in Alternative Strategies that provide true diversification and generate differentiated sources of return relative to traditional stocks and bonds. These strategies provide downside protection during periods of market stress and attractive returns during normal market conditions. Our portfolio of liquid and semi-liquid alternative strategies generates attractive returns at risk levels similar to fixed income.

Private Investments

For clients with longer-term investment horizons and larger risk appetites, we utilize private investments including private equity and private debt. These investments typically have more complicated partnership structures, are subject to more stringent eligibility requirements, and can be illiquid for 5-10 years. Despite these constraints, they offer the opportunity to earn much higher returns than investing solely through public markets.