How we work
Deep consideration goes into researching, analysing, documenting, implementing and reviewing investment capital. Managing client wealth is a privilege and honoured responsibility. As a result, our investment service is conducted in a manner that matches such importance.
Portfolio construction is a necessary part of ensuring you achieve your financial objectives with increased certainty. Risk & reward attributes of every investment exposure are analysed to ensure optimal outcomes and then analysed as a collective before recommendations are made and portfolios implemented.
Portfolio variables such as yield, tax credits, currency, sector weightings, regional weightings, costs, valuations, historical movements, economic forecasts all go into determining the make-up of a prudent investment portfolio.
Exchange Traded Funds
We use Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) as a means of gaining access to the right asset classes, markets, regions, sectors and stocks, to provide a risk reduced growth allocation. Where research permits, we also consider overlaying these core exposures with individual company or security allocations, to provide additional return or additional diversification.
Risk reduction is paramount to achieving increased levels of outcome certainty and Exchange Traded Funds help manage and achieve this. A strong level of diversification through ETF’s reduces overall investment risk and increased certainty of return.
We use ETF’s to take a top-down approach to investing, focusing on the big-picture, to simplify portfolios, improve diversification, minimise volatility and ultimately increase your chances of meeting desired or stated financial objectives.
Risk profiling and questioning is undertaken to assess client comfort and suitability to portfolio risk-taking and allocations’ however, Investment Time Frames and the Economic Cycle and environment also plays a role in determining the right portfolio for clients at any given stage in their life.
Expected returns of investments are weighed up against their specific risks, to decide on whether they are included in client recommended portfolios. From time to time there are unforeseen events out of our control that influence prices valuations beyond our control (for example geopolitical issues, unexpected monetary/fiscal policies from governments, poor management/operational decisions), and it is these unpredictable risks that are the reason why shares or growth assets, should provide a higher return on investment (compensating you for additional risk taken on).
Investment markets aren’t always rational. Investments move up or down on sentiment (optimism and pessimism) beyond their fundamental attributes. Identifying times of overvaluation or undervaluation allows us to re-weight your investments to exploit and profit from such movements.
Cycles can take some time to play out, and not always in a straight line. The result is there will be periods when patience is needed, and our job is to guide you through the cycles, instilling patience when required, educating you over the journey, and sometimes making you think and act contrary to public opinion. The Media has a tendency to hype up/down the facts, and so not being emotional with your investment implementation will be a valuable trait over time.