Investment Management

Always in your best interest.

We actively manage your assets from a “total portfolio” perspective incorporating your needs for liquidity, tax exposures, risk tolerance, family goals and outside personal/business interests.


 
  • Clearly Defined Investment Process
    Customized portfolios are built using our best investment ideas, relying on in-depth research by our analysts


    Principals

    • Emphasis on long-term, risk-adjusted total return
    • Management and control of risk
    • Preservation of capital
    • Invest according to fundamental, intrinsic value
    • Collaborative team approach for vetting best ideas
     

    Strategy

    • Identify attractive secular trends and themes
    • Minimize volatility by diversifying portfolios
    • Actively pursue inefficiently priced stocks and bonds
    • Multi-cap investment style
    • Appropriately use cash and fixed income
    • Rigorous sell discipline; protect downside
    • Selectively use exchange-traded funds & mutual funds
  • Broad Investment Platform
    Our comprehensive approach to asset allocation helps generate attractive risk-adjusted returns over the long term while capitalizing on short- to mid-term opportunities by overweighting/underweighting individual securities, industry sectors or geographic regions. Clients benefit from our flexible and objective approach to portfolio construction and global diversification with access to a broad range of investment strategies across a variety of combinations of individual securities, specialized mutual funds and sector ETFs.



    Areas of Emphasis

    Strategic Asset Allocation

    • Long-term, patient, risk-adjusted returns
    • Global diversification across risk factors and market exposures


    Tactical Asset Allocation

    • Short/medium term opportunities for overweight/underweight of securities, sectors or regions


    Instrument Selection

    • Flexible and objective approach to investing in the “best fit” instruments, securities, funds or ETFs



    Opportinity Set

    Passive versus Active

    • Active where opportunities for alpha exists (net of fees, taxes, and risk considerations)
    • Passive where conserving fees and trading costs is optimal yet the beta and diversification opportunity fit portfolio


    Internal versus External

    • Internally managed strategies ideally suited as core holdings
    • External managers, funds or ETFs add exposure to global and/or less liquid asset classes


    Risk Management: Total Portfolio View

    • Integration of client business/personal assets with regard to market (beta) risks, interest rate risks, sector specific concentrations, and liquidity/cash flow needs
  • Internal Equities Strategies
    Each strategy typically holds 35-60 stocks complemented by ETFs or niche mutual funds where appropriate


    Core Equity

    • Growth and preservation of capital by investing in global equity securities
    • Large-cap style identifying undervalued quality companies with sustainable growth prospects


    Equity Income

    • Prioritizes dividend sustainability, growth potential, and yield among global equities
    • Above-average current income with lower volatility than the benchmark


    Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI)

    • Competitive financial returns as well as positive impact in the community and environment
    • Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factor research combined with traditional equity analysis
  • Internal Fixed Income Strategies
    Active management of quality individual bonds complemented by specialized mutual funds/ETFs as appropriate.

     

    Core Fixed Income

    • Preservation and gradual growth of capital focusing on stable, intermediate-term bonds
    • Average portfolio credit quality of A; may hold allocations to funds/ETFs as opportunities arise; duration target +/- 1 year of benchmark


    Core Plus Fixed Income

    • Moderate growth of capital and greater income generation by adding higher yielding securities to complement core holdings
    • Average portfolio credit quality is investment grade but will have some lower-rated holdings; may hold allocations to funds/ETFs as opportunities arise; duration target +/- 1 year of benchmark


    Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI) Fixed Income

    • Preservation and gradual growth of capital by investing in stable, high quality taxable and/or tax-exempt bonds that also meet ESG criteria
    • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor research combined with traditional fixed income analysis; may hold allocations to funds/ETFs as opportunities arise; duration target +/- 1 year of benchmark

     

Get in touch

For more information about our Investment Management services, call:

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Investment Management Team

A highly talented and experienced investment team with an average of 19 years of industry experience constructs customized portfolios based on clients' unique goals.

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