In addition to the custom portfolios we manage for clients, we have a selection of 7 strategies or “model portfolios” which clients may follow. We have a portfolio available for every risk profile, and the portfolios can be constructed within Managed Accounts, tax-advantaged “wrapper” accounts, as well as trusts, pensions and corporate benefit plans.

Contact us to complete a risk tolerance questionnaire and find out which portfolio is right for you.

Global Equity Navigator Portfolio

[High Risk]

Annual returns per year since inception
28.69%

Investment strategy

Asset selection is conducted in accordance with a 3-step macro top-down process, which includes: 1) Idea generation from a universe of global assets 2.) Macroeconomic evaluation of given idea or theme, which includes development of a quantifiable conviction level 3.) Relative valuation of shortlisted assets vs. peer group. Technical analysis dictates timing decisions only. Assets are reviewed monthly, and profits taken when an asset appreciates substantially over a short period. No more than 5% of the portfolio is invested in a single direct equity. Portfolio will hold concentrated positions in a maximum of 20 assets. High conviction ideas are leveraged.

Model Portfolios

Passive Multi-Manager Portfolio

[Medium Risk]

Annual returns per year since inception
15%

Investment strategy

The portfolio allocates to mutual fund managers who rank superior relative to peers according to the following criteria: 1) strategy and ability to generate risk adjusted returns (IR). 2) Broad asset allocation mandate 3) Global investment universe 4) Favourable analyst rating (Morningstar research services) 5) Proven history of consistently beating benchmarks. accordance with a macroeconomic top-down process. Final selection of shortlisted equities and fixed income securities will follow a relative valuation process. The portfolio is mandated to invest a maximum of 20% in commodity futures, alternatives, and index futures, with the objective of hedging inflation and providing some positive returns during falling markets. Portfolio may also hold indirect short positions

Growth Mutual Fund Portfolio

[Medium - High Risk]

Annual returns per year since inception
8.4%

Investment strategy

This portfolio is managed according to a tactical asset allocation process,
which means that the firm’s research team will evaluate global economic
trends, such as: inflation, corporate profits, unemployment, among many
others, and select funds which are most likely to benefit from these trends.

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Balanced Mutual Fund Portfolio

[Moderate Risk]

Annual returns per year since inception
6.33%

Investment strategy

The portfolio will implement an international multi-asset strategy, comprising at any one time a balanced allocation between international equities, sovereign bonds, real estate, commodities and corporate bonds. This portfolio holds long-only positions and does not implement currency hedging. Accompanying the rigorous macroeconomic top-down analysis approach is a bottom-up security selection process, where funds are screened, shortlisted and selected based on the unique characteristics of the manager’s strategy and
ability to generate relative risk-adjusted returns (IR), alongside fundamentals being valued relatively to peers.

Smart Risk Portfolio

[Moderate - Aggressive Risk]

Annual returns per year since inception
6.27%

Investment strategy

Investments are screened from a global, multi-asset universe, & selected in
accordance with a macroeconomic top-down process. Final selection of
shortlisted equities and fixed income securities will follow a relative
valuation process. The portfolio is mandated to invest a maximum of 20%
in commodity futures, alternatives, and index futures, with the objective of
hedging inflation and providing some positive returns during falling
markets. Portfolio may also hold indirect short positions

Model Portfolios

iShares/Vanguard Index Fund

[Moderate - Aggressive Risk]

Annual returns per year since inception
6.01%

Investment strategy

The portfolio uses index funds provided by the two largest asset management firms in the world, namely: Vanguard & Blackrock, who collectively manage in excess of 8 trillion US Dollars worth of assets. The portfolio uses an indexing approach to provide investors with a 70% allocation to global stocks and real estate, while 30% is allocated to global bonds. The portfolio also seeks to balance allocations among most global regions, industries, asset classes as well as across all credit spectrums in order to provide an investor as much diversification as possible to limit downside risk.

Warren Buffett Portfolio

[High Risk]

Annual returns per year since inception
Web Designer 5.39%

Investment strategy

The portfolio seeks to track the publicly listed holdings of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the company owned and controlled by Warren Buffet, one of the greatest investors of all time, who is responsible for delivering over 1,826,163% return to his investors over a 50 year period. At its core, the portfolio will hold shares in 45 – 50 US based companies, with significant long-term competitive advantages within the industries they compete in. Investors also enjoy regular dividend income directly from the companies in the portfolio.

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