The markets don't stay any course. They don't bow to convention or perform according to plan. They continually rise, fall and rebound, often in ways few expect. So, achieving consistent investment returns is about much more than simply building a plan and sticking to it. To be successful, a portfolio strategy must be structured and disciplined, of course, but it must also be dynamic – ready to adapt to an unpredictable market quickly and, more important, intelligently.
We view investment performance from an absolute return perspective. Instead of trying to outpace the markets or even a particular asset class (relative return), we work with each client to set clear, rational goals, and then we pursue those goals doggedly – regardless of the performance of the larger economy.
This approach requires us to monitor market shifts carefully, but to only shift along with them when it's right for our clients. We put significant effort and energy into ensuring that any action we take is taken wisely.
It's that wisdom that people are looking for when they come to us. Our clients are bright, successful people from many different backgrounds and all walks of life who have something rather simple in common: They want to take care of their money. They expect a partner who can serve as both passionate advocate and voice of reason. And that's the kind of partner we aim to be.
As we listen to you, we learn about your objectives, your perspective on risk and your liquidity needs. We then devise a plan to support your personal goals through professional investment management and strategic planning.
Using the details you have confided in us and our access to high-caliber research and analysis, we narrow down a selection of investments and an allocation tailored to your financial objectives. We will then present our recommendations and outline the steps needed to implement your plan.
Once you have approved the plan, we put it into action by choosing investment vehicle types and services uniquely suited to your needs, goals and risk tolerance. We craft your portfolio carefully, making the most of the choices available to serve your precise situation.
After establishing your plan, we continue to monitor its progress toward your objectives and ensure it keeps working for you through all of life’s changes, continually updating you and providing ongoing support. We stay abreast of what’s ahead, helping you remain equipped for the challenges of tomorrow.
It’s not that I'm so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. - Albert Einstein