Stock markets are unpredictable. Taking a day-to-day approach to investing can be bad for a portfolio and for a person’s cholesterol. Much of the investment experience is out of one’s control. Our clients trust that the capital markets will reward investors, and that we are using the best investment solutions available to help them stay on the path to achieving their financial goals.

The market is efficient and processes information almost instantaneously. The market’s pricing power makes it difficult for investors to have a viable edge through stock picking or market timing. We rely on a scientific approach to investing that is research-based and has its roots in academia. Research, process, and time-tested data are paramount when it comes to the solutions we provide to our clients.

Some investors select the latest hot stock, mutual fund or investment strategy based on a tip from a friend, media outlet or recent headline. Our job is to coach our clients on the behaviors that contribute to a positive investment experience. Recent returns do not always provide insight into a particular investment’s ability to outperform in the future. The financial markets have rewarded long-term investors. We make it a point to understand our clients’ entire financial picture so that together we make decisions that are the most appropriate, as each situation is unique.

Global diversification helps reduce risks that have no expected return. Even the brightest minds on Wall Street fail to determine which market segments will outperform from year to year. A globally diversified portfolio can help investors capture returns when they occur. We aim to create investment and financial plans that fit the needs of our clients without taking additional, unnecessary risk.