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Three Different Portfolios for Three Different Objectives. 

Custom Core Portfolios

What are Custom Core Portfolios?

Portfolios of 15-25 core stock and bond fund positions customized to achieve your return and risk objectives. Designed to complement our two absolute return strategies. Low turnover. Tax efficient. Suitable for IRA or taxable accounts.

Is a Custom Core Portfolio right for me?

Our Custom Core Portfolios are similar to most investment portfolios. This portfolio is “custom” in that we determine an appropriate benchmark fund that would be a logical alternative to ours, such as a multi-asset target date index fund (Vanguard, Fidelity or Blackrock). Our goal is to provide a higher return after fees with lower downside risk over time compared to the benchmark fund.


Multi-Strategy Portfolio

What is the Multi-Strategy Portfolio?

A portfolio of 25-40 positions with an emphasis on diversification of stock and bond risks. Features above-average current income. Designed for IRAs.

Is the Multi-Strategy Portfolio right for me?

Our Multi-Strategy Portfolio is designed for the portion of an IRA account that an investor wishes to allocate to a portfolio that will diversify core stock and bond risks. Although some clients allocate 100% of their IRA to this portfolio, a more typical allocation would be 30% to 70%. The long-only nature of this portfolio means that its correlation with stocks and bonds—while lower than most core portfolios—remains fairly high.


Global Macro Portfolio

What is the Global Macro Portfolio?

A portfolio of 25-40 long positions and 25-40 short positions, each up to 100% of capital. Further capital of up to 50%  may be invested in hedging positions. This portfolio has a heavy emphasis on diversification of stock and bond risks, and features very low correlation with stock and bond returns. Not suitable for IRAs (which do not allow short positions).

Is the Global Macro Portfolio right for me?

The Global Macro Portfolio is our most powerful diversifier of stock and bond risks because of its very low correlation to stock and bond returns. Because of the hedged nature of the positions, the return volatility of this portfolio tends to be low. Some clients allocate to our Global Macro Portfolio a portion of their overall portfolio that might otherwise be allocated to bonds.  While there are no guarantees of future returns, our performance objective for this portfolio is higher than what might be expected from a core bond investment.