7780 Brier Creek Parkway Suite 325
Raleigh, NC 27617





Investment Management

Our investment philosophy balances capital preservation with long term growth.  We distinguish ourselves by taking a planning perspective with our clients and minimizing the downside risk of the portfolios we manage.

A Planning Perspective:

You have your own unique concerns and aspirations.  Our approach involves understanding those objectives, and then, building a portfolio designed with the goal to help you meet them.  

We also take a holistic approach to managing your wealth.  As part of our investment management service, we include financial planning advice at no additional cost.  We also maintain relationships with, and make referrals to attorneys, CPAs, and other professionals when we feel that there is a need.  For more information on our financial planning services, please click here.

Managing Downside Risk: 

A second differentiator involves limiting the downside risk (volatility) of the portfolios we manage.  With this in mind, we constantly look for ways to reduce risk for our clients. Examples include:

  ? Adding assets that may be less correlated with U.S. markets/economy 
  ? Seeking out income producing securities to cushion the portfolio during a drawdown

  ? Using options strategies, where appropriate

Portfolio Construction:

A typical portfolio is constructed using a core/satellite approach and is personalized according to a client's risk/return objectives.  The core portion consists of a blend of mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs).  We then complement those holdings with a satellite weighting (10-40%) of individual stocks. Owning individual stocks enables the following:

  ? Tax-efficient management by controlling the timing of transactions
  ? The exploitation of assets that may be temporarily mispriced
  ? Cost effective management by lowering the overall investment expense
  ? Enhanced income through options strategies, where appropriate

For smaller accounts, we may use mutual funds or ETFs exclusively to minimize trading fees.

Note: Investing involves risk including loss of principal.

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