Investment Management

Is Investment Management right for you?

After three bear markets in the past ten years, many individuals no longer have the stomach for market volatility. High frequency trading has also caused the average hold time for investments to go from years to days. Many individuals who invest either through a broker or discount brokerage firm employ a buy and hold strategy and may be at a disadvantage.

Our investment strategy incorporates a strict, disciplined process built around facts, not emotions. We believe the traditional models available to the public, using set in stone diversification and asset allocation models, may not be sufficient enough in our current market environment.

Our Proprietary Portfolio Modeling Process, using quantitative, qualitative, & behavioral metrics helps us attempt to manage risk in our clients' portfolios, smoothing out the ride down their financial journey of life.

Investing vs. Investment Management

One key difference between Investing and Investment Management is that Investing usually follows a passive approach and Investment Management is active.

Investing can also involve loaded mutual funds with commissions and/or large amounts of revenue sharing which can affect investor returns.

Investment Management utilizes mostly institutional funds and/or ETF's which eliminates commissions, revenue sharing, and operates on a fully disclosed flat fee basis.

Buy & Hold vs. Tactical Investing

Buy and Hold
  • Passive asset allocation with annual rebalancing investment strategies may not work in our current market environment.
  • Diversification alone is not always enough to reduce market risk and in 2008 many asset classes became correlated in the same way as the market & therefore fell along with the broad market indicies.
  • Bear markets and low interest rate environments have caused much uncertainty for clients within 15 years or less of retirement.
  • Individual investors do not have an infinite time horizon such as pensions and endowments to recover from market losses.

Tactical Strategies
  • Active Management
  • Preservation of Capital (avoiding large losses) while attempting to maximize market opportunities is our top priority.
  • Employ a strict buy and sell discipline (exit strategy)
  • Use a combination of qualitative, quantitative, & behavioral metrics.

Where Do I Start?

To learn if investment management is right for you contact us today or call us directly at 828-855-9400!

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