After years of managing financial assets for institutions and individuals, we set out to manage our own accumulated wealth in 1994. Our investment philosophy emphasizes the importance of investing for long-term capital growth while limiting tax liability. Investing in a diversified portfolio of growth stocks has successfully achieved this objective. Coupled with our “theme-based” approach whereby we identify key themes in the global economy and balance this macro overview with a bottom up stock selection process, we have been able to build wealth for our clients over time.
In the year 2000, we decided to formalize what had become managing the assets of friends and family in California by creating the firm. As we continued to grow, clients asked us to manage smaller accounts for their children or relatives. In response, we designed a series of asset allocation portfolios using index exchange-traded funds to provide a broad spectrum of return and risk objectives. Even though these portfolios represent a small portion of the firm’s assets under management, we are dedicated to meeting the investment needs of our clients and their family members.
After the stock market crash of 2008, we structured a conservative investment strategy to lower the volatility inherent in stock market investing. Since we had experience in managing fixed income securities, we employed a balanced approach using stocks and corporate bonds in many client accounts. This approach not only gave clients peace of mind during extraordinarily turbulent times in the stock market but proved that we could provide flexibility beyond raising cash in difficult market environments.
Our clientele are among an exceptional group of people who have either attained financial success or are in the process of doing so. Our responsibility is to match up specific client expectations with a viable investment strategy. In either case, we implement a traditional investment approach that utilizes individual common stocks and corporate bonds in varying weights to achieve objectives. We avoid using derivative securities, hedge funds or alternative investments that inhibit transparency and increase liquidity risk. Clients are thoroughly informed about our investment strategy, provided with initial model portfolios and then kept abreast of actual portfolio management decisions by email and by access to their accounts online. Today, the firm continues to grow solely through referrals.