Are We A Fit?

Who We’re The Right Fit For?

Qualified Clients & Other Institutional Investors

Our firm was originally developed with these investors in mind. Not only do we have strategies that compliment the current holdings in your portfolio, but our terms are investor friendly.

Portfolio Managers & Asset Allocators

Whether you’re a foundation, endowment, family office, fund of funds or other institutional investor, you know how you want to build out your portfolio. That’s your job, not ours. Our strategies are developed to address the most common portfolio needs: return maximization / enhancement, diversification and drawdown control / risk mitigation.

Tax Preferred Accounts & Investors

Because of the active, tactical and trading nature of our strategies, our strategies work best in accounts with preferential or deferred tax treatment.

Who We’re Not The Right Fit For?

Most Retail Investors

If you’re a retail investor we’re probably not the right fit. If however our strategies resonate with you, we’d be happy to speak with you, but know in advance that it might not be a fit.

Those Seeking Financial Planning

If you’re looking for financial planning we’re most likely not the right fit. However, if you manage your own investments and aren’t looking for financial planning, give us a call.

Those Seeking Stock Picking

We specialize in the development and implementation of quantitative, systematic investment strategies. We’re not picking individual stocks. So if you love to hear stories about great stock picks, we’re not for you.

What Do We Specialize In?

Deliberate, Active Investment Management

We believe in taking a deliberate, active approach to investment management. Even buy and hold is a decision. We try to use quantitative methods to design and develop attractive, active investment strategies with specific objectives and outcomes in mind.

Quantitative, Systematic Investing

We believe in a quantitative approach to investing. It’s in our name! One of the pitfalls of investing are behavioral biases and emotion. We try to benefit from behavioral biases and mitigate the effects of emotion by employing a quantitative, systematic approach.

Return Maximization / Enhancement Strategies

We specialize in developing strategies that seek to maximize return. In fact, the original strategies we developed were designed with the intent to maximize long-term return across market cycles.

Risk Mitigation / Drawdown Control Strategies

We specialize in risk-mitigation and drawdown control strategies. We know not everyone is looking to hit it out of the park and are quite comfortable hitting singles regularly, but they don’t want to ‘strike out’. We have strategies that are designed with this approach in mind.

Low Correlation / Diversifying Strategies

We know that it’s not always easy to find investments that provide diversification benefits to a portfolio. That’s why we specialize in low-correlation strategies that can help diversify your portfolio.

What Don’t We Specialize In?

Market forecasting

We get asked all the time what we think interest rates, the S&P 500, other economic indicators and markets will do in the next six months. If you’re looking for someone to prognosticate and wax eloquent about the future of the economy, please don’t call us. That’s not what we do. We specialize in creating quantitative, systematic investment strategies that are typically based on short-term behavioral and pricing patterns.

Predicting the future

We don’t pretend to predict anything – not elections, not the Fed, not where the S&P 500 will be in six months. Our strategies are designed with the idea of creating a slight edge across market cycles and/or by implementing a consistent pattern of investment behavior that historically has resulted in a particular investment outcome / objective.

Fundamental, Bottom Up or Top Down Investing

We specialize in quantitative, systematic investment strategies focused on return maximization, diversification and drawdown control. We don’t pick stocks and we don’t specialize in fundamental-based investing. You’ll never hear us talking about our latest and greatest stock pick.

Why Should You Hire Us?

You Love Our Philosophy and Approach

We think our deliberate and quantitative philosophy and approach resonates with a lot of investors. If you’re one of them, we’d love to work together.

You Have Problems We Can Address

If you’re looking to address any of the following in your portfolio: return enhancement, diversification and or risk-mitigation / drawdowns, we think we might be able to help and would love the opportunity to earn your business.

Your Looking For Attractive Investment Options

We believe that our investment strategies provide attractive options for those looking to address specific portfolio needs. It’s possible they won’t work with your portfolio, but we’d love the opportunity to discuss them with you and see if any of our strategies are a fit.

Why You Shouldn’t Hire Us?

You Looking To Never Lose Money

Obviously no one hires an investment manager looking to lose money, but the reality is that all investments can lose money and you should be prepared to lose money, sometimes significant amounts, especially if you are trying to maximize your long-term return.

You’re Looking For a Low-Fee, Un-differentiated Strategy

If you’re looking for the lowest fee option, without deference to the quality of the product, then we’re not for you. We spend a lot of time researching and developing our strategies, and we believe we’ve done a pretty good job. While we aren’t the most expensive option, we aren’t the cheapest either. Just remember, in nearly all industries – you get what you pay for.

You Prefer Passive Investments

If you’re looking for a passive investment into the S&P 500, or a sector, or a mutual fund that mimics a 60/40 portfolio that you can buy and hold for the next 20 years, then obviously we’re not a fit (please reference the entirety of our website to learn why).