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Fiduciary Service | Sustainability | Risk Management

Investment Management

Building Wealth Through Sustainability

We don't look for the "best" investments based on performance alone.

Instead, we select the best investments based on your goals, investor psychology, existing holdings, tax Strategy, Social Objectives, and numerous other factors.

Our Investment Philosophy

Keep Investment Fees Low

Investment fees should be kept as low as possible without affecting the integrity of the strategy. We focus on funds with low expense ratios.

Manage Sustainability Risk

Our portfolios manage various organizational risks, ranging from accountable institutions to improved disaster readiness and fair labor practices (among over 70 organizational risks managed).

Don't Buy on Performance

We do not buy/sell/hold investments based on past performance. Our strategy is based on your goals, existing holdings, tax preference and other factors. 

Use of Passive Strategies

We typically use passive investments in efficient markets that are transparent in available information and maintain strong regulatory governance.

Use of Active Strategies

We typically use active investments in inefficient markets that lack transparency or have deficient regulatory governance, as well as in ESG models.

Rebalance Strategically

Portfolios are rebalanced with a key focus on your personal goals, timeline, and recent market appreciation/depreciation. 

Minimize Tax Impact

It is not what you make, it's what you keep. Our goal is to reduce the impact of taxation on your strategy, emphasizing tax loss harvesting, minimizing capital gains exposure, and low-turnover investments. 

Remain Broadly Diversified

Broad diversification applies to more than just stock and bond allocations. We focus on diversification across sectors, capitalization, regions, credit ratings, and maturity dates (to name a few).

Manage Behavioral Biases

The portfolio is built using measurements of your reactions, behaviors, and personality around investment-related decisions and market volatility.

How do we do this?
An analysis of your:
  • Investor Confidence - Evaluates your level of self-confidence and self-efficacy we have in investment-related decision making.
  • Volatility Composure - Anticipates how you will manage volatile financial situations, such as unstable equity markets.
  • Risk Personality - Looks at both your past behaviors as well as your experiences with risk-taking.
  • Risk Preference - A general indication of how risky you prefer your investment portfolio to be along with the risk-level of financial decisions you've made in the past.
  • Judgement - A measure that helps determine whether your focus is more on short-term actions related to the market and investing, or if you are more focused on the long-term benefits and make decisions accordingly.
  • Action - how you typically react is the first step in ensuring your future investment decisions are in your best financial interest.

Our Sustainable Strategy

If your investment philosophy tilts towards environmental, social and governance sustainability, we've got you covered. Our sustainable portfolio's are strategically focused on managing various organizational risk factors such as disaster readiness and aid, waste management, gender/racial equality, and corporate accountability to name a few. While sustainable investing isn't mandatory, we'll work hard to educate you on the benefits of investing with these topics in mind.

Environmental Sustainability

Responsible interaction with the environment to reduce depletion and degradation of natural resources, while simultaneously improving resource management and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards.

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  • Fossil Fuel Reduction
  • Sustainable Waste Management
  • Ecological Protection
  • Water Management
  • Renewable Energy

Social Sustainability

Development of processes and structures that emphasize the continuation of healthy communities, while simultaneously focused on economic productivity and global resource efficiency.

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  • Community Support
  • Diversity
  • Human Rights
  • Consumer Protection
  • Fair Labor Practices

Governance Sustainability

Use of accurate and transparent accounting methods, reducing conflict of interest in board selection, reliable reporting, and ethical practices to support a company's stakeholders.

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  • Management Structure
  • Employee Diversification
  • Employee Relations
  • Executive Compensation

Our Fee Schedule

Investment Management

(No minimum balance or net worth requirements)

~ FEE~
$1 - $500,000 = 1.15%**

~ Preferred Rate~
$1 - $500,000 = 0.30%*

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Investment Management is specifically focused in the following areas:

  • Investment Policy Statement
  • Investment Management
  • Investment Behaviors Analysis
  • Risk Management 
  • Tax Loss Harvesting
  • Day-to-Day Inquiries
  • RightCapital Self-Directed Financial Planning Tools
  • Account Aggregation
  • Performance Reporting
  • Semi-Annual Performance Reviews
* Preferred rate applies to clients engaged in comprehensive financial planning ("CFP"). For example, an account valued at $100,000 would pay a fee of 0.30% resulting in an annual fee of $300. The quarterly fee calculation would be: $100,000 x 0.30% = $300 / 4 = $75

** There is a minimum annual fee of $3000 for ongoing Investment Management.

Wealth Management

(Minimum balance of $500,000 required)

~ FEE~
$1 - $500,000 = 1.15%

$500,000 - $1,000,000 = 0.85%

1,000,001 - $2,000,000 = 0.65%

$2,000,000+ = 0.40%

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Wealth Management combines comprehensive financial planning services with investment management, specifically focused in the following areas:

  • Investment Policy Statement
  • Investment Management
  • Investment & Financial Behaviors Analysis
  • Risk Management 
  • Tax Loss Harvesting
  • Tax Planning
  • Net Worth Analysis
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Employee Benefits Optimization
  • Insurance Review
  • College Savings
  • Retirement Planning
  • Student Loan Analysis
  • College Savings
  • Estate Plan Review
  • Day-to-Day Inquiries
  • Account Aggregation
  • Performance Reporting
For example, investable assets valued at $1,000,000 would pay a fee of 1%, resulting in an annual fee of $10,000. The quarterly fee calculation would be: (($500,000 x 1.15%) + ($500,000 x 0.85%) = $10,000) / 4 = $2,500.

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