Step 2: Investment Management
Step two in the 5-Step Process is focused on your portfolio and how it helps you move toward your goals and objectives. Your portfolio will be built with a diversified mix of securities that reflect your investor profile outlined in step one, and will be constantly monitored to ensure it is always working toward your goals.
When this step is finished, you'll have a well-constructed, long-term portfolio fully customized to you and your unique goals and objectives. We'll consistently monitor your portfolio, taking action where needed to keep it moving in the right direction.
Included in this step:
We screen the universe of investment vehicles to determine the best-in-class funds available to you. Our investment philosophy utilizes a mix of active and passive ETF's, mutual funds, MLP's, and strategic alternatives.
Our diversified portfolios also include exclusive investment vehicles, like Dimensional Fund Advisors' mutual funds, which are not available to most other investment firms or outside investors.
We diversify the overall risk of your portfolio by investing in 15 asset classes, including:
- U.S. Large Cap
- U.S. Mid Cap
- U.S. Small Cap
- U.S. Micro Cap
- International Large & Small Cap
- Emerging Markets Large & Small Cap
- U.S. Real Estate
- Global Real Estate
- U.S. Fixed Income
- Global Fixed Income
- Preferred Securities
- High Yield Bonds
- Strategic Alternative Investments
Rebalancing is the process of buying and selling assets to maintain your target asset allocation. Over time, a portfolio's asset allocation will naturally change due to market performance. When that happens, we will rebalance your portfolio to keep you moving toward your stated financial goals.
Disciplined rebalancing techniques maintain risk and return characteristics within your portfolio, keeping you aligned with your investment plan. We also rebalance your portfolio if your investment strategy or risk tolerance has changed.