A Realistic, Conservative Approach to Asset Preservation and Enhancement.
We will never outsmart the markets. The truth is that no one can. Instead, our investment philosophy focuses on asset protection to help you make intelligent investing decisions today as you pursue your goals for tomorrow. The tenets of our investment philosophy include:
• Discipline. As you know from your own experience, success isn’t an accident. The wealth that sustains your family is a result of the discipline you bring to your professional life. Likewise, the wealth we help you protect and enhance is also the direct result of the discipline we bring to managing your investible assets.
• Being passionately dispassionate. When we invest on your behalf, we eliminate all emotion from our assessments, judging an investment purely in mathematical terms. Our highly strategic, evidence-based approach is engineered to help preserve wealth in the face of continued market unpredictability. And for every tactical opportunity we uncover, we will objectively evaluate expected return, potential risks and correlations relative to other assets you hold.
• Insulating you from volatility. Market uncertainty is the new normal. This makes rebalancing your portfolio in the face of the market’s ups and downs an absolute necessity. By following a disciplined strategy of selling into market strength and buying out-of-favor asset classes or sectors, rebalancing plays a central role in our investment philosophy. Quite simply, rebalancing systematizes the act of selling high and buying low. There is no free lunch in this business, but rebalancing is about as close as you can get.
• Scrutinizing fund managers. Working with outside fund managers requires rigorous due diligence. Of course we study quantitative measure such as relative performance, volatility and persistence of returns, and downside risks. Perhaps more importantly, we analyze qualitative factors including the professional background, investment philosophy, and processes of the portfolio management team to help ensure that the past successes of any asset manager will be replicable in the future.