When we manage money for our clients, we believe
Risk and return are related. The cost of capital is the expected return. In order to achieve a higher expected return you must take a higher degree of risk.
Successful investing is best achieved over the long-term by implementing a clearly-defined investment policy and focusing on total return, utilizing fixed income assets to dampen equity markets volatility.
Markets work – However, managers can add value over time by taking a scientific approach to understanding how to take advantage of the opportunities markets present.
Broadly diversified investment portfolios can reduce risk and secure capital market rates of return. Diversification is the only free lunch in investing – so eat as much of it as you can.
Discipline helps avoid fear and greed.
Costs make a difference. Clarity of purpose and portfolio construction can reduce risk and costs, as well as enhance tax management. Trading execution can be accomplished efficiently and thereby further reduce overall costs.
Our clients are entitled to honest and straightforward counsel. This is a collaborative process, based on our understanding of our clients, our transparent approach to our fees and a management style that is more concerned with where our clients are than where the markets are.