Investment Process

How we implement and monitor it:

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    EVALUATE CURRENT SITUATION AND OBJECTIVES

    • Review the current portfolio strategy and investments
    • Determine client goals
    • Determine appropriate return and risk objectives
    • Evaluate income needs
    • Provide education about investment alternatives and financial markets for the family
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    DEVELOP ASSET ALLOCATION STRATEGY

    • Focus on creating diversified portfolio
    • Evaluate various asset allocations for return, risk, and income characteristics
    • Model short- and long-term portfolio growth and risk
    • Consider effect of current market conditions
    • Determine best allocation of asset classes, investment strategies, and styles
    • Develop tax-efficient approach, when appropriate
    • Create investment policy statement
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    CONDUCT INTENSE DUE DILIGENCE AND SELECT MONEY MANAGERS

    • Select best-in-class investment managers:
      • Review quantitative and qualitative data
      • Perform initial analysis to determine interest
      • Conduct in-person manager interviews
      • Perform reference checks
      • Monitor asset manager performance before investment
      • Submit final analysis and proposal to investment committee
    • Employ equity managers with a bias toward “value” style and bottom-up fundamental analysis
    • Employ dedicated investment team to identify, select and monitor managers
    • Acquire approval by seasoned investment committee
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    IMPLEMENT INVESTMENT PLAN

    • Evaluate and select custody and brokerage arrangements
    • Negotiate all fees
    • Handle account setups, investment contracts, and other administrative work
    • Perform ongoing reconciliation of all transactions
    • Communicate goals and objectives with investment managers
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    MONITOR AND REPORT RESULTS

    • Conduct continuous due diligence and monitoring of selected investments
    • Recommend manager changes if necessitated by:
      • Red flag items
      • Departures from objectives or style
      • Poor performance
      • Asset class or strategy concerns
    • Recommend changes in investment strategy, as appropriate
    • Conduct strategic reporting:
      • Track all trading activity through internal system
      • Provide monthly and quarterly reports to clients
      • Monthly account reconciliation
      • Client meetings and updates as desired