Investment Products

The investment products that we offer directly and that are provided by independent third-party licensed wealth advisors allow investors to take advantage of potential growth and income opportunities that are available in a volatile and rapidly changing domestic and international investment environment.

No two investors are alike, and no single investment solution will be appropriate for every investor. The broad range of investment products that are available through independent third-party licensed wealth advisors is unique, and will be explicitly tailored to the client's portfolios. Third-party financial consultants implement both traditional and exotic investment vehicles, with emphasis on particular assets or industry sectors, or with capabilities or themes that speak to the investor's goals and strategies.

Please click on the following categories for more information on how different investment options can serve your wealth management blueprint.

International Expertise in Equity Investments

The equity markets have a global reach and operate 24 hours a day. The independent third-party equity investment specialists in our referral network offer services in dedicated clusters to monitor domestic and international markets and to identify equity opportunities with untapped growth and income potential. Those teams use their knowledge and experience to formulate recommendations that match each client’s risk tolerance and dynamic goals.

How Investors Benefit from Independent Equities Expertise

Investors that utilize independent third-party active investment management services realize multiple benefits:

  • Matching of individual wealth management plans with regional, national, and global equity opportunities for balanced risk management and short- and long-term value creation
  • Access to equity funds which focuses on different capitalizations, growth and income strategies
  • Specialized industry sector and other targeted investments


Investors that prefer a passive approach can take advantage of index funds and other portfolio strategies to manage and protect their assets:

  • Smart beta investing that utilizes volatility, liquidity, asset quality, and other factors to balance traditional indexed funds and one-time or alternative investments that exploit temporary market disruptions
  • Fund selection that coincides with the investor’s substantive industry or asset category choices
  • Transparent, rule-based investments that minimize risk while optimizing diversity

Clients Receive the Full Benefit of Professional Expertise

The independent third-party investment counselors in our referral network have built their reputation through more than 100 years of active, consistent services for their clients. They use their industry knowledge to create a diversified portfolio that reflects the client’s tolerance for risk for their short- and long-term wealth management goals.

Their local teams have a global perspective. Their connectivity to communities around the world allows them to incorporate both local and global aspects into their investment recommendation.

A client’s relationship with an independent wealth advisor is a strong asset. The professionals on a wealth management team bring added value with a long-term relationship that delivers best of class services for wealth management clients. Wealth advisors continually improve their services through leading-edge technology that improves and maintains their advisory skills.

An Investment Philosophy Should Begin with a Client’s Interests

Investment advice should be a function of a client’s goals. Sophisticated equity investors typically know where their interests lie in the equity markets. The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network advisors work to understand those interests to develop an equity investment strategy that serves those goals.

They perform real research to support their recommendations. Research in the equity markets involves more than just reading quarterly or annual reports. They look at market and industry sector trends and conditions, geopolitical events, national and international monetary effects, and general investor psyches throughout our research process. This disciplined research approach shields clients from emotional or subjective knee-jerk decisions.

They specifically focus on generational wealth development. The creation and growth of an investor’s asset base is a generational proposition. Client wealth management relationships should be built on a foundation of trust with assurances for clients that their long-term interests are always the first consideration.

Domestic and International Fixed Income Investments for Superior Results

With the rapid expansion of global markets, investors now have fixed income opportunities that go well beyond treasury bonds and CDs. The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network consistently rise to the challenge of identifying the right blend of fixed income investment assets that match a client’s specific goals and requirements.

An Advisor’s Presence in the Fixed Income Market Serves Your Needs

The independent third-party wealth managers in our referral network maintain connections to all aspects of the fixed income investment markets, and have access to assets that offer short- and long-term options, both low- and high-risk product ratings, exposure to multiple industry sectors and asset classes, and choices from domestic and foreign public and private markets. Their fixed income experience gives investors the option to match the optimum blend of investment assets with their risk tolerance and other personal attributes. Their fixed-income investment products include:
  • Traditional money market and other vehicles to hold assets on a short-term basis
  • Regional or domestic tools, such as municipal bonds and other assets that focus on local interests
  • Bond funds and other blended fixed-income assets that focus on specific or extended industry sectors
  • Flexible or unconstrained investment products that allow fund managers to access fixed income markets without any benchmark limitations
 
Furthermore, the fixed income opportunities that are offered by independent advisors reflect features that match multiple different investment strategies:
  • Focus on only one industry sector or investment product type (e.g., municipal or corporate bonds, large-cap issuers, etc.)
  • New bond fund categories, such as core funds that invest primarily in government, corporate, or securitized debt, and core-plus that give fund managers the flexibility to hold bonds in non-core sectors
  • High yield and high-risk instruments in sectors such as emerging markets and lower-quality debt
  • Instruments that take advantages of temporary or expedient market conditions (e.g., currency and exchange rate fluctuations, etc.)

Investors Can Trust an Independent Advisor’s Knowledge and Experience

The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network manage billions of dollars and have achieved investment returns that consistently meet or exceed market averages. Those advisors collaborate through a multinational platform to give global opportunities to fixed income investors regardless of their location. This provides their clients with opportunities across a worldwide risk spectrum and enables them to protect core fixed income assets while simultaneously adding opportunities to expand their wealth. Their research specialists and credit analysts use multiple tools and technology to identify fixed income opportunities that other analysts might overlook. They impose a structured and disciplined approach upon our recommendations to avoid emotional reactions. Instead, allowing investors to benefit from diverse options that align with their unique risk tolerances.

Components of a Strategic Fixed Income Investment Philosophy

A fixed income investor is better served with a tripartite investment philosophy. First, research specialists and credit and market analysts search for and identify multiple different fixed income opportunities. They typically rely on their international network and a presence in local markets to bring every possible chance to each investor.

Second, independent third-party investment advisors incorporate diversity into all of their recommendations, including products that have a blend of short- and long-term maturities, credit ratings and yield curves, and geographic attributes. This enables clients to manage credit volatility better as their advisors help to manage and grow the asset values in client portfolios. Third, those advisors actively manage risk in every client’s portfolio. Fixed-income investment strategies are not static; independent advisors regularly adjust the blend of products in client portfolios to reflect changing fixed income market conditions.

Hedge Fund Expertise for High Net Worth Investors

High net worth investors have poured more than US$3 trillion into more than 10,000 domestic and international hedge funds. The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network offer access to hedge funds and to fund of funds investment products, thus allowing their clients to benefit from options, short sales, leverage, and other alternative investment strategies that are common to those funds.

Investor Benefits from an Independent Advisor’s Hedge Fund Competency

The hedge fund capabilities of independent investment advisors provide investors with access to different fund managers and a blend of management styles. This creating greater diversity and risk management in the hedge fund investment environment. The hedge fund services delivered by the independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network are distinct in the investment advisory industry.
  • The independent advisors’ global presence and international offices provide access to an unprecedented array of hedge fund products, thus expanding their knowledge and exposure in the hedge fund industry
  • Those advisors demonstrate verifiable success in identifying and selecting optimum hedge fund investments for their clients
  • Their growing presence in the market gives their clients early access to new and unique hedge fund opportunities and preferred investment terms and conditions
  • Their best-of-class operations and risk management philosophy assures investors of optimum advisory performance
  • Their aggressive monitoring of the hedge fund market provides early opportunities to get into and out of funds and to reallocate assets to take advantage of rapidly changing conditions

Objective and Trusted Advice Based on Hedge Fund Experience

Just as geographic boundaries do not restrict hedge funds, the independent investment advisors in our referral network span the globe with their presence and their experience. Their offices are proximate to the financial centers where hedge funds are formed and managed, which gives them superior access to the research capabilities that begin their fund identification and selection process. Investors have full access to their process and controls and their hedge fund research and advisory teams. A hedge fund advisor’s clients rely on this structure to quickly and efficiently develop investment portfolios. Further, independent third-party hedge fund analysts are more than just passive advisors. Many of them actively invest their assets into hedge fund funds and actively manage, trade, and restructure their portfolios following their research and analysis.

Characteristics of Our Hedge Fund Investment Strategy

Successful hedge fund investing begins with a thorough knowledge of the hedge fund market and the viable opportunities in that market. The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network maintain open lines of communication with significant hedge fund managers and the entities that are forming new funds. This independent structure allows them to maintain their independence from those sources to deliver the best advice to their clients.

Their global research capabilities enhance their ability to provide hedge fund investment recommendations with strong returns in an environment that controls excess hedge fund risk. Hedge fund investments are typically one of several components in a total portfolio. Independent third-party advisors consider the client’s overall portfolio when making recommendations to confirm that any hedge fund investments in that portfolio serve its stated goals and needs. Moreover, their recommendations are formed on a foundation that balances global hedge fund opportunities, optimum returns, managed risks, and independent analysis of every investment option. In every case, independent third-party advisors rely on technological capabilities and human capital to deliver the hedge fund investment success that their clients deserve.

 
 

Cash Management and Liquidity as a Component of an Investment Portfolio

No portfolio serves the needs of its owner if that portfolio precludes the investor’s access to funds on an as-needed basis. Investors should always consider the need for liquidity within the broader context of wealth creation and investment management and stability. The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network give investors the best possible portfolio performance with an optimum level of safety and liquidity that offers the investors penalty-free access to their cash reserves.

Cash Management Solutions

We refer clients to independent third-party investment advisors that have managed billions of dollars of client assets and have provided consistent and secure portfolio management services for more than 100 years.

Unparalleled Liquidity and Cash Management Expertise

Independent third-party investment advisors should give clients cash management and liquidity options that are consistent with their leadership position in the industry. Those services should be available as a direct investment option and as a component of fixed income and other portfolio strategies.

As with all investment alternatives, cash management and liquidity solutions that third-party advisors offer to investors should reflect their research into the credit markets, interest rate fluctuations and trends, national monetary policies, and risk management mechanisms.

Advisors that place clients’ investment goals first will work to deliver optimum returns on cash and liquid investments with the lowest potential risk. By consulting one-on-one with an independent, third-party wealth management specialist who focuses on the client’s specific wealth management plan, investors will receive the right cash management and liquidity solution within the higher management and wealth creation goals of the investor’s portfolio.

A Cash Management Approach in a Global Investing Environment

Independent third-party investment advisors tailor their cash management and liquidity solutions to take advantage of the opportunities and limitations of each client’s location or venue. Those wealth advisors should discuss specific regional options that match each client’s liquidity requirements within the client’s tolerance for risk and overall yield target.

Multi-Asset Investing to Achieve Diversification

Independent third-party investment advisors have extensive experience in selecting multi-asset investments and advising clients on using those investments to achieve optimum diversity. Those advisors have developed portfolios that blend equities, fixed income assets, cash equivalents, real estate, and other alternative investments to achieve preferred returns with minimum exposure to risks that can adversely affect one asset class over another.

Enabling Investors to Develop Custom Multi-Asset Portfolios

Investors that opt for multi-asset investments do so at the cost of lower overall portfolio returns. Independent third-party advisors strive to overcome those limitations by first working with each investor to define his or her own unique goals and strategies, then using those goals and strategies as a framework for multi-asset recommendations. Those recommendations might include:
  • Allocating investment funds across a balanced blend of different portfolio assets
  • Focusing on growth, income, or some combination of growth and revenue in each specific asset class in the portfolio
  • Pursuing growth and/or income with no constraints on asset classes or industry sectors
  • Utilizing exotic investment opportunities as a lesser part of an overall portfolio to add alpha apart from core multi-asset portfolio investments

Structuring Multi-Asset Portfolios

Multi-asset investment strategies call for the experience of different specialists that understand how each asset fits into the overall scheme of an individual multi-asset portfolio. A diverse and global team of independent third-party advisors can best provide that experience. Those advisors are dedicated to expanding their knowledge of different investment products that best serve our clients’ needs. Advisors that have limited local presences cannot offer the scope of multi-asset services that are available through a more globally-oriented team.

Structuring Multi-Asset Portfolios

Multi-asset investors seek to reduce risk by spreading their wealth among several asset classes. Those different classes do not respond equivalently to the same market forces, which helps to maintain the investor’s core wealth. This risk management strategy might limit near-term returns. Independent third-party advisors work for higher returns by identifying assets in each class that is undervalued. They use this knowledge to generate more substantial long-term returns to offset low yields in any one asset class. Asset pricing varies from type to type, depending on the number of investors in that class and the information that may be available to them. Rather than merely accepting these price variations, an independent advisor’s research team will seek to uncover the cause of any asset undervaluation and to take advantage of the opportunities before more information causes prices in a particular class to stabilize.

Real estate and private equity investments offer unprecedented opportunities for growth, regular income, and wealth protection. The value generated from investing in real estate and private equity is a function of the project or fund manager’s experience and management capabilities. An independent third-party real estate investment team should have direct experience in all aspects of real estate and private equity investments.

This enables the to give clients direct access to integrated and diverse investment opportunities, including REITs for commercial or residential properties and private equity funds that are limited to select groups of accredited investors. Their global reach gives clients a chance to invest in hybrid funds and international real estate and private equity markets.

Sourcing Expertise in Real Estate and Private Equity

The knowledge and experience of independent third-party advisors in these asset classes can extend to all corners of both industries. Those financial advisors will structure opportunities to feed both core strategies and value-added alpha aspects of an investor's plan. Third-party regional and multinational advisors have access to direct and indirect investment opportunities involving secured debt or equity, infrastructure development, private residential or commercial funding, new business development, REITs, and customized investment accounts in local, national, and international markets. Real estate has historically been an active driver of wealth creation. Independent advisors will manage real property investments in all industry sectors and all major geographic markets. With this foundation, investors can use real estate as a component of a multi-asset plan.

Additionally and in conjunction with independent advisors, investors can develop diversified wealth management plans wholly within the different parts of the real estate investment market. Third-party advisors can also offer in-depth knowledge of local and regional real estate investment trends. Those advisors maintain offices and affiliations in all significant markets to facilitate close communications with analysts that spot the trends in those markets.

The most aggressive independent advisors spot value disparities and enter and exit real estate investments quickly to take advantage of those disparities before the market internalizes that knowledge. They also monitor infrastructure projects relating to utility and land development. Those projects typically offer investment opportunities through closed debt or equity funds that provide reliable multi-year cash flow and strong growth prospects. Infrastructure investments are also an ideal option for a wealth management plan that includes goals of societal sustainability and improvement. Both real estate and private equity investing are uniquely amenable to multi-manager investment structures. Independent third-party wealth advisors stay attuned to multi-manager investment assets that include investments across different industry sectors, and markets and managers that utilize different investment styles.

Real estate and private equity also offer favorable opportunities for responsible investing in new technologies, buildings, and infrastructure that seek to reduce carbon emissions and to limit the consumption of nonrenewable resources. Independent third-party wealth advisors are sensitive to their clients’ desires to utilize investments for the betterment of society. Those advisors routinely work with clients to select real estate and private equity investments that reflect the client’s interests in responsible corporate governance, sustainability, and climate change reduction and other environmental considerations.

Over the past ten years, exchange-traded fund (ETFs) investments have grown by almost 20% annually. ETFs and passively-managed index funds form the core of a majority of wealth management plans. Independent third-party wealth managers routinely research and identify index funds and ETFs that meet their clients’ goals and strategies. They understand the tax advantages and other benefits of these funds and can recommend growth, income, index, or other funds that best serve those strategies.

Our Structured and Disciplined Approach to ETF and Passive Fund Investing

Funds give investors an ideal opportunity to manage risk within a diverse asset environment. Third-party analysts research and identify the optimum ETFs and funds for each portfolio and independent advisors rebalance the allocation of assets in each portfolio to maintain a consistent profile of risk management and diversification. They accomplish this with technology tools and index and risk monitoring alarms that give automatic alerts when a portfolio is out of balance. Those advisors also recommend funds that minimize administrative costs and optimize a portfolio’s tax treatment. They focus on specific aspects of fund management to accomplish this:

  • Avoidance of trading costs that are driven by frequent swapping of a portfolio’s assets
  • Monitoring price differentials between indexes and the components of those indexes
  • Advocating good price and value management at a corporate governance level

Sustainable Impact Investing

Sustainable impact investing is either a component or a dominant theme of many investor wealth plans. Independent third-party analysts will structure their recommendations to accommodate sustainability through several strategies:

  • Defining environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria for a plan and excluding assets or industry sectors that do not meet minimum norms or values
  • Utilizing ESG criteria as a threshold for asset recommendations
  • Identifying vital sustainable impact benchmarks and identifying investment assets that satisfy those benchmarks
  • Recommending assets that facilitate positive social change or that improve environmental conditions.

Incorporating Sustainable Impact Investing into a Wealth Management Plan

Independent third-party financial advisors will research and identify SI opportunities across all classes and investment platforms that may be available to investors, who can then choose from broader sustainability assets or more customized asset allocations that focus on specific environmental, social, or governance matters, particular impacts, or exclusion of certain assets or industry sectors. Within that overlay, those advisors identify investment opportunities among several different products and capabilities:
  • Equity investors can select from domestic and international assets that focus on sustainability or impact or assets in emerging markets, and with both short- and long-term sustainability and impact goals
  • Fixed - income investors have opportunities in international corporate bonds from issuers that are sensitive to sustainability
  • Investors that are interested in assets that follow rules-based criteria or mathematical formulas for sustainability guidance have options with particular quant products
  • ETF and passive fund investors can consider new funds that reflect gender equality, multilateral sustainable development, and index funds based on ESG or sustainable impact criteria
  • New forms of real estate investments balance strong returns and optimum results with considerations of climate change, reduction of carbon emissions, and use of renewable resources in real estate development
In all cases, independent third-party sustainable impact investing analysts will integrate ESG considerations and stewardship of scarce or limited resources into all of their research and investment recommendations.
The investment products that we offer directly and that are provided by independent third-party licensed wealth advisors allow investors to take advantage of potential growth and income opportunities that are available in a volatile and rapidly changing domestic and international investment environment.

No two investors are alike, and no single investment solution will be appropriate for every investor. The broad range of investment products that are available through independent third-party licensed wealth advisors is unique, and will be explicitly tailored to the client's portfolios. Third-party financial consultants implement both traditional and exotic investment vehicles, with emphasis on particular assets or industry sectors, or with capabilities or themes that speak to the investor's goals and strategies.

Please click on the following categories for more information on how different investment options can serve your wealth management blueprint.

International Expertise in Equity Investments

The equity markets have a global reach and operate 24 hours a day. The independent third-party equity investment specialists in our referral network offer services in dedicated clusters to monitor domestic and international markets and to identify equity opportunities with untapped growth and income potential. Those teams use their knowledge and experience to formulate recommendations that match each client’s risk tolerance and dynamic goals.

How Investors Benefit from Independent Equities Expertise

Investors that utilize independent third-party active investment management services realize multiple benefits:

  • Matching of individual wealth management plans with regional, national, and global equity opportunities for balanced risk management and short- and long-term value creation
  • Access to equity funds which focuses on different capitalizations, growth and income strategies
  • Specialized industry sector and other targeted investments


Investors that prefer a passive approach can take advantage of index funds and other portfolio strategies to manage and protect their assets:

  • Smart beta investing that utilizes volatility, liquidity, asset quality, and other factors to balance traditional indexed funds and one-time or alternative investments that exploit temporary market disruptions
  • Fund selection that coincides with the investor’s substantive industry or asset category choices
  • Transparent, rule-based investments that minimize risk while optimizing diversity

Clients Receive the Full Benefit of Professional Expertise

The independent third-party investment counselors in our referral network have built their reputation through more than 100 years of active, consistent services for their clients. They use their industry knowledge to create a diversified portfolio that reflects the client’s tolerance for risk for their short- and long-term wealth management goals.

Their local teams have a global perspective. Their connectivity to communities around the world allows them to incorporate both local and global aspects into their investment recommendation.

A client’s relationship with an independent wealth advisor is a strong asset. The professionals on a wealth management team bring added value with a long-term relationship that delivers best of class services for wealth management clients. Wealth advisors continually improve their services through leading-edge technology that improves and maintains their advisory skills.

An Investment Philosophy Should Begin with a Client’s Interests

Investment advice should be a function of a client’s goals. Sophisticated equity investors typically know where their interests lie in the equity markets. The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network advisors work to understand those interests to develop an equity investment strategy that serves those goals.

They perform real research to support their recommendations. Research in the equity markets involves more than just reading quarterly or annual reports. They look at market and industry sector trends and conditions, geopolitical events, national and international monetary effects, and general investor psyches throughout our research process. This disciplined research approach shields clients from emotional or subjective knee-jerk decisions.

They specifically focus on generational wealth development. The creation and growth of an investor’s asset base is a generational proposition. Client wealth management relationships should be built on a foundation of trust with assurances for clients that their long-term interests are always the first consideration.

Domestic and International Fixed Income Investments for Superior Results

With the rapid expansion of global markets, investors now have fixed income opportunities that go well beyond treasury bonds and CDs. The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network consistently rise to the challenge of identifying the right blend of fixed income investment assets that match a client’s specific goals and requirements.

An Advisor’s Presence in the Fixed Income Market Serves Your Needs

The independent third-party wealth managers in our referral network maintain connections to all aspects of the fixed income investment markets, and have access to assets that offer short- and long-term options, both low- and high-risk product ratings, exposure to multiple industry sectors and asset classes, and choices from domestic and foreign public and private markets. Their fixed income experience gives investors the option to match the optimum blend of investment assets with their risk tolerance and other personal attributes. Their fixed-income investment products include:
  • Traditional money market and other vehicles to hold assets on a short-term basis
  • Regional or domestic tools, such as municipal bonds and other assets that focus on local interests
  • Bond funds and other blended fixed-income assets that focus on specific or extended industry sectors
  • Flexible or unconstrained investment products that allow fund managers to access fixed income markets without any benchmark limitations
 
Furthermore, the fixed income opportunities that are offered by independent advisors reflect features that match multiple different investment strategies:
  • Focus on only one industry sector or investment product type (e.g., municipal or corporate bonds, large-cap issuers, etc.)
  • New bond fund categories, such as core funds that invest primarily in government, corporate, or securitized debt, and core-plus that give fund managers the flexibility to hold bonds in non-core sectors
  • High yield and high-risk instruments in sectors such as emerging markets and lower-quality debt
  • Instruments that take advantages of temporary or expedient market conditions (e.g., currency and exchange rate fluctuations, etc.)

Investors Can Trust an Independent Advisor’s Knowledge and Experience

The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network manage billions of dollars and have achieved investment returns that consistently meet or exceed market averages. Those advisors collaborate through a multinational platform to give global opportunities to fixed income investors regardless of their location. This provides their clients with opportunities across a worldwide risk spectrum and enables them to protect core fixed income assets while simultaneously adding opportunities to expand their wealth. Their research specialists and credit analysts use multiple tools and technology to identify fixed income opportunities that other analysts might overlook. They impose a structured and disciplined approach upon our recommendations to avoid emotional reactions. Instead, allowing investors to benefit from diverse options that align with their unique risk tolerances.

Components of a Strategic Fixed Income Investment Philosophy

A fixed income investor is better served with a tripartite investment philosophy. First, research specialists and credit and market analysts search for and identify multiple different fixed income opportunities. They typically rely on their international network and a presence in local markets to bring every possible chance to each investor.

Second, independent third-party investment advisors incorporate diversity into all of their recommendations, including products that have a blend of short- and long-term maturities, credit ratings and yield curves, and geographic attributes. This enables clients to manage credit volatility better as their advisors help to manage and grow the asset values in client portfolios. Third, those advisors actively manage risk in every client’s portfolio. Fixed-income investment strategies are not static; independent advisors regularly adjust the blend of products in client portfolios to reflect changing fixed income market conditions.

Hedge Fund Expertise for High Net Worth Investors

High net worth investors have poured more than US$3 trillion into more than 10,000 domestic and international hedge funds. The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network offer access to hedge funds and to fund of funds investment products, thus allowing their clients to benefit from options, short sales, leverage, and other alternative investment strategies that are common to those funds.

Investor Benefits from an Independent Advisor’s Hedge Fund Competency

The hedge fund capabilities of independent investment advisors provide investors with access to different fund managers and a blend of management styles. This creating greater diversity and risk management in the hedge fund investment environment. The hedge fund services delivered by the independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network are distinct in the investment advisory industry.
  • The independent advisors’ global presence and international offices provide access to an unprecedented array of hedge fund products, thus expanding their knowledge and exposure in the hedge fund industry
  • Those advisors demonstrate verifiable success in identifying and selecting optimum hedge fund investments for their clients
  • Their growing presence in the market gives their clients early access to new and unique hedge fund opportunities and preferred investment terms and conditions
  • Their best-of-class operations and risk management philosophy assures investors of optimum advisory performance
  • Their aggressive monitoring of the hedge fund market provides early opportunities to get into and out of funds and to reallocate assets to take advantage of rapidly changing conditions

Objective and Trusted Advice Based on Hedge Fund Experience

Just as geographic boundaries do not restrict hedge funds, the independent investment advisors in our referral network span the globe with their presence and their experience. Their offices are proximate to the financial centers where hedge funds are formed and managed, which gives them superior access to the research capabilities that begin their fund identification and selection process. Investors have full access to their process and controls and their hedge fund research and advisory teams. A hedge fund advisor’s clients rely on this structure to quickly and efficiently develop investment portfolios. Further, independent third-party hedge fund analysts are more than just passive advisors. Many of them actively invest their assets into hedge fund funds and actively manage, trade, and restructure their portfolios following their research and analysis.

Characteristics of Our Hedge Fund Investment Strategy

Successful hedge fund investing begins with a thorough knowledge of the hedge fund market and the viable opportunities in that market. The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network maintain open lines of communication with significant hedge fund managers and the entities that are forming new funds. This independent structure allows them to maintain their independence from those sources to deliver the best advice to their clients.

Their global research capabilities enhance their ability to provide hedge fund investment recommendations with strong returns in an environment that controls excess hedge fund risk. Hedge fund investments are typically one of several components in a total portfolio. Independent third-party advisors consider the client’s overall portfolio when making recommendations to confirm that any hedge fund investments in that portfolio serve its stated goals and needs. Moreover, their recommendations are formed on a foundation that balances global hedge fund opportunities, optimum returns, managed risks, and independent analysis of every investment option. In every case, independent third-party advisors rely on technological capabilities and human capital to deliver the hedge fund investment success that their clients deserve.

 
 

Cash Management and Liquidity as a Component of an Investment Portfolio

No portfolio serves the needs of its owner if that portfolio precludes the investor’s access to funds on an as-needed basis. Investors should always consider the need for liquidity within the broader context of wealth creation and investment management and stability. The independent third-party investment advisors in our referral network give investors the best possible portfolio performance with an optimum level of safety and liquidity that offers the investors penalty-free access to their cash reserves.

Cash Management Solutions

We refer clients to independent third-party investment advisors that have managed billions of dollars of client assets and have provided consistent and secure portfolio management services for more than 100 years.

Unparalleled Liquidity and Cash Management Expertise

Independent third-party investment advisors should give clients cash management and liquidity options that are consistent with their leadership position in the industry. Those services should be available as a direct investment option and as a component of fixed income and other portfolio strategies.

As with all investment alternatives, cash management and liquidity solutions that third-party advisors offer to investors should reflect their research into the credit markets, interest rate fluctuations and trends, national monetary policies, and risk management mechanisms.

Advisors that place clients’ investment goals first will work to deliver optimum returns on cash and liquid investments with the lowest potential risk. By consulting one-on-one with an independent, third-party wealth management specialist who focuses on the client’s specific wealth management plan, investors will receive the right cash management and liquidity solution within the higher management and wealth creation goals of the investor’s portfolio.

A Cash Management Approach in a Global Investing Environment

Independent third-party investment advisors tailor their cash management and liquidity solutions to take advantage of the opportunities and limitations of each client’s location or venue. Those wealth advisors should discuss specific regional options that match each client’s liquidity requirements within the client’s tolerance for risk and overall yield target.

Multi-Asset Investing to Achieve Diversification

Independent third-party investment advisors have extensive experience in selecting multi-asset investments and advising clients on using those investments to achieve optimum diversity. Those advisors have developed portfolios that blend equities, fixed income assets, cash equivalents, real estate, and other alternative investments to achieve preferred returns with minimum exposure to risks that can adversely affect one asset class over another.

Enabling Investors to Develop Custom Multi-Asset Portfolios

Investors that opt for multi-asset investments do so at the cost of lower overall portfolio returns. Independent third-party advisors strive to overcome those limitations by first working with each investor to define his or her own unique goals and strategies, then using those goals and strategies as a framework for multi-asset recommendations. Those recommendations might include:
  • Allocating investment funds across a balanced blend of different portfolio assets
  • Focusing on growth, income, or some combination of growth and revenue in each specific asset class in the portfolio
  • Pursuing growth and/or income with no constraints on asset classes or industry sectors
  • Utilizing exotic investment opportunities as a lesser part of an overall portfolio to add alpha apart from core multi-asset portfolio investments

Structuring Multi-Asset Portfolios

Multi-asset investment strategies call for the experience of different specialists that understand how each asset fits into the overall scheme of an individual multi-asset portfolio. A diverse and global team of independent third-party advisors can best provide that experience. Those advisors are dedicated to expanding their knowledge of different investment products that best serve our clients’ needs. Advisors that have limited local presences cannot offer the scope of multi-asset services that are available through a more globally-oriented team.

Structuring Multi-Asset Portfolios

Multi-asset investors seek to reduce risk by spreading their wealth among several asset classes. Those different classes do not respond equivalently to the same market forces, which helps to maintain the investor’s core wealth. This risk management strategy might limit near-term returns. Independent third-party advisors work for higher returns by identifying assets in each class that is undervalued. They use this knowledge to generate more substantial long-term returns to offset low yields in any one asset class. Asset pricing varies from type to type, depending on the number of investors in that class and the information that may be available to them. Rather than merely accepting these price variations, an independent advisor’s research team will seek to uncover the cause of any asset undervaluation and to take advantage of the opportunities before more information causes prices in a particular class to stabilize.

Real estate and private equity investments offer unprecedented opportunities for growth, regular income, and wealth protection. The value generated from investing in real estate and private equity is a function of the project or fund manager’s experience and management capabilities. An independent third-party real estate investment team should have direct experience in all aspects of real estate and private equity investments.

This enables the to give clients direct access to integrated and diverse investment opportunities, including REITs for commercial or residential properties and private equity funds that are limited to select groups of accredited investors. Their global reach gives clients a chance to invest in hybrid funds and international real estate and private equity markets.

Sourcing Expertise in Real Estate and Private Equity

The knowledge and experience of independent third-party advisors in these asset classes can extend to all corners of both industries. Those financial advisors will structure opportunities to feed both core strategies and value-added alpha aspects of an investor's plan. Third-party regional and multinational advisors have access to direct and indirect investment opportunities involving secured debt or equity, infrastructure development, private residential or commercial funding, new business development, REITs, and customized investment accounts in local, national, and international markets. Real estate has historically been an active driver of wealth creation. Independent advisors will manage real property investments in all industry sectors and all major geographic markets. With this foundation, investors can use real estate as a component of a multi-asset plan.

Additionally and in conjunction with independent advisors, investors can develop diversified wealth management plans wholly within the different parts of the real estate investment market. Third-party advisors can also offer in-depth knowledge of local and regional real estate investment trends. Those advisors maintain offices and affiliations in all significant markets to facilitate close communications with analysts that spot the trends in those markets.

The most aggressive independent advisors spot value disparities and enter and exit real estate investments quickly to take advantage of those disparities before the market internalizes that knowledge. They also monitor infrastructure projects relating to utility and land development. Those projects typically offer investment opportunities through closed debt or equity funds that provide reliable multi-year cash flow and strong growth prospects. Infrastructure investments are also an ideal option for a wealth management plan that includes goals of societal sustainability and improvement. Both real estate and private equity investing are uniquely amenable to multi-manager investment structures. Independent third-party wealth advisors stay attuned to multi-manager investment assets that include investments across different industry sectors, and markets and managers that utilize different investment styles.

Real estate and private equity also offer favorable opportunities for responsible investing in new technologies, buildings, and infrastructure that seek to reduce carbon emissions and to limit the consumption of nonrenewable resources. Independent third-party wealth advisors are sensitive to their clients’ desires to utilize investments for the betterment of society. Those advisors routinely work with clients to select real estate and private equity investments that reflect the client’s interests in responsible corporate governance, sustainability, and climate change reduction and other environmental considerations.

Over the past ten years, exchange-traded fund (ETFs) investments have grown by almost 20% annually. ETFs and passively-managed index funds form the core of a majority of wealth management plans. Independent third-party wealth managers routinely research and identify index funds and ETFs that meet their clients’ goals and strategies. They understand the tax advantages and other benefits of these funds and can recommend growth, income, index, or other funds that best serve those strategies.

Our Structured and Disciplined Approach to ETF and Passive Fund Investing

Funds give investors an ideal opportunity to manage risk within a diverse asset environment. Third-party analysts research and identify the optimum ETFs and funds for each portfolio and independent advisors rebalance the allocation of assets in each portfolio to maintain a consistent profile of risk management and diversification. They accomplish this with technology tools and index and risk monitoring alarms that give automatic alerts when a portfolio is out of balance. Those advisors also recommend funds that minimize administrative costs and optimize a portfolio’s tax treatment. They focus on specific aspects of fund management to accomplish this:

  • Avoidance of trading costs that are driven by frequent swapping of a portfolio’s assets
  • Monitoring price differentials between indexes and the components of those indexes
  • Advocating good price and value management at a corporate governance level

Sustainable Impact Investing

Sustainable impact investing is either a component or a dominant theme of many investor wealth plans. Independent third-party analysts will structure their recommendations to accommodate sustainability through several strategies:

  • Defining environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria for a plan and excluding assets or industry sectors that do not meet minimum norms or values
  • Utilizing ESG criteria as a threshold for asset recommendations
  • Identifying vital sustainable impact benchmarks and identifying investment assets that satisfy those benchmarks
  • Recommending assets that facilitate positive social change or that improve environmental conditions.

Incorporating Sustainable Impact Investing into a Wealth Management Plan

Independent third-party financial advisors will research and identify SI opportunities across all classes and investment platforms that may be available to investors, who can then choose from broader sustainability assets or more customized asset allocations that focus on specific environmental, social, or governance matters, particular impacts, or exclusion of certain assets or industry sectors. Within that overlay, those advisors identify investment opportunities among several different products and capabilities:
  • Equity investors can select from domestic and international assets that focus on sustainability or impact or assets in emerging markets, and with both short- and long-term sustainability and impact goals
  • Fixed - income investors have opportunities in international corporate bonds from issuers that are sensitive to sustainability
  • Investors that are interested in assets that follow rules-based criteria or mathematical formulas for sustainability guidance have options with particular quant products
  • ETF and passive fund investors can consider new funds that reflect gender equality, multilateral sustainable development, and index funds based on ESG or sustainable impact criteria
  • New forms of real estate investments balance strong returns and optimum results with considerations of climate change, reduction of carbon emissions, and use of renewable resources in real estate development
In all cases, independent third-party sustainable impact investing analysts will integrate ESG considerations and stewardship of scarce or limited resources into all of their research and investment recommendations.
Pullman Venture Capital LTD provides its services and conducts business at all times in strict compliance with the laws of the territories in which its clients are domiciled, including, without limitation, licensing and registration laws that apply to providers of financial services involving publicly-traded securities. If licensing or registration is not required or if such territories provide exemptions or exclusions to licensing or registration that Pullman Venture may rely upon, Pullman Venture Capital LTD will be a direct participant with a client in the specific transaction. Otherwise, Pullman Venture Capital LTD will refer the transaction to one of its third-party licensed counterparts. At all times, Pullman Venture Capital LTD will disclose to the client the nature and licensing status of the party that shall provide the requested products or services.

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