- What are your fees?
1.25% down to .7% based on AUM
- What is the minimum investment?
- Who is your typical client?
Business Owner, Business Professional, Retiree, Attorney, Doctor, Divorcee, Professional Athlete/Celebrity
- What is your investment management philosophy?
Below Average Expenses. I’m always looking for managers who charge less. Lower expenses have a direct correlation to better investment performance. Certain managers bring so much alpha that we MAY choose to pay a little more, but this is a conscious decision.
Long Term Record. I look for managers with a strong, consistent, long- term record. I look for top performance consistently over at least a 5 year period. Sometimes a well known manager opens a new fund, in which case I may make an exception.
In the Trenches Management. I am attracted to managers who are experienced & have seen a number of market cycles. I regard with healthy cynicism the 30 year-old Harvard whiz kid.
Strategy. I am a believer in Modern Portfolio Theory…with tactical enhancements.
Suitable for My Clients’ Objectives. This criterion is obviously a part of everyone’s selection process, and it is a critical compliance requirement. Just as a pilot runs through his checklist before every flight, I review suitability as it pertains to each of my clients.
Stewards Over My Clients’ Assets. I have found that the most shareholder friendly companies have delivered superior returns & honest assessments of investment performance year in and year out. I find their candid reports to be refreshing and a great tool in communications with clients, particularly in down markets. Just as clients invest with me primarily because they trust me, I feel a lot more comfortable investing with companies I trust.
- How frequently do you review my investments and portfolio?
Investments are reviewed and monitored on a daily basis. Should there be a mutual fund manager change or peer under-performance, we will make recommended changes. Portfolios are reviewed every quarter with annual management reviews once per year.
- Will I be consulted before making trades in my account?
We do have discretionary authority on our managed accounts. We also spend a great deal of effort and time to explain each recommended investment. At a client’s request, we will not make any trades without his/her written consent.
- How often will you meet with me?
Each quarter my assistant Glori will phone you to let you know quarterly reports are on the way. If I feel we need to meet and discuss something, Glori will request a meeting. Otherwise, Glori will offer a meeting in the event you have questions.
- Can I review my account online?
- What other services do you provide?
See our Services page