We are fully independent and service all our relationships on that basis.
We take great pride in acting as independent advisers for our clients. Our relationships are free of conflicts of interest and the solutions we recommend are not determined by internal sales quotas or the need to push certain products. Every strategy we craft is based on objective assessments of the market conditions and your overall situation and needs.
As far as we are concerned you have ONE single investment objective: maximizing return per unit of accepted risk.
We strongly believe that even the most complex financial needs and the most complicated financial plan can be simplified into one simple objective: maximizing the return on assets given an accepted level of risk. It is our job to do everything we can to achieve that objective in all and any market environments.
We don’t just build investment solutions. In consultation with you we build your own investment solutions.
Your portfolio will be structured not only based on what we as professionals perceive and understand as "market realities"; but also based on what you as an individual need, want or are capable and willing of accepting. We do not force anything upon you, rather, we present a range of suitable options and help you decide on the choice of best fit according to who you are as a person as well as an investor.
We continuously adapt your portfolios to changing market conditions, including by building protection when needed or expanding income opportunities through the use of option-based derivatives.
We believe "no river flows in one direction", meaning no trend in any market, country, asset class or sector lasts forever. Markets move up, down or at times go nowhere and the stance you should adopt as an investor should reflect the prevailing market realities.
Our liquidity providers offer access to hundreds of global exchanges and a complete equity, fixed income and derivatives product suite.
All our liquidity providers offer unrestricted access to tens of global exchanges and hundreds of thousands of publicly traded equity, fixed income and derivative instruments. Provided suitability requirements are met, any such instrument can be added to your permitted investment universe.
We use proprietary technology and software to develop all our fundamental and behavioral rule-based models.
We have developed proprietary technology that helps us mine extensive financial data in many unique ways. Our software is capable of systematically analyzing prevailing trends, including, relative strength patterns and deriving multi-layer portfolio structures at the asset class, industry/group and issuer level.
Your funds are always safeguarded and held in custody in your own name with IIROC-regulated broker-dealers.
None of our solutions involve actual possession of client funds; your accounts are open and held in your name at a partnering custodian. All our custodians are reputable IIROC broker-dealers who operate under strict regulatory regimes. All accounts are protected against firm (broker-dealer) insolvency to the extent permitted by applicable laws and regulations.
We understand your options must remain open for a variety of reasons.
Our service doesn't come with any strings attached. Our clients have the complete freedom to start and stop investing with any of our portfolios or programs at any point in time. None of our programs have the commitments or lock-up periods many DSC and back-end funds as well as hedge funds require.
We are grateful for the trust you put in us and go at great lengths to provide you the best level of service and a truly predictable experience.
We fulfill our fiduciary duty to our clients not merely as a legal and contractual obligation but rather as a philosophy of life and daily business practice. Whatever your needs are, we undertake every effort and invest all our energy and resources to meet them. Our level of service reflects our belief that we do not only owe a duty of care but must remain in the business of caring.
We reconcile market action with market fundamentals using reliable statistics in order to determine the position in the overall market and economic cycles.
Behaviorally, we work with the assumption that the markets are a fractal underlined by proportions widely met throughout nature. Fundamentally, we believe that there ultimately is convergence between market and intrinsic values in the long run. Where we get alignment between market behavior and market fundamentals, profitable opportunities arise.
We have the ability to customize our programs to different market segments and different types of mandates.
Our holistic system of capital markets research and analysis can be applied to multiple client types and myriad management mandates. Our ability to craft and implement custom-made programs for individual and institutional investors as well as corporations stems from our robust market access and our refined market expertise.
Our network of reliable partners enables us to support you with all your financial services needs.
We understand investment management is only one piece of your financial puzzle. In collaboration with our friends and close business partners we can assist with all your financial services needs, be it planning, insurance or mortgages.
We apply no front-load fees, no hidden fees and no deferred sales charges (DSC).
We charge for our programs and portfolios while we manage your money. There are no hidden fees, no deferred or front-load charges - you only pay for our service while you hire us to be your trusted investment managers.
Our compensation model is transparent and fair. Our fees are tied to our performance to a significant extent.
We charge management fees in such a way as to reduce the long-term performance drag in your account. We tie our compensation to our performance anywhere we can, aligning your incentives and ours to an extent few people find conceivable.
The ability to control downside risk is the very foundation for preserving precious capital that can then be put at work to profit from upside potential.
Financial forecasting, irrespective of the methodology involved, is probabilistic in nature. This is why capital preservation must come before capital appreciation on the list with financial objectives. Our risk management focus helps us maintain appropriate risk-reward ratios on your investments and is key to the long-term investment success you seek to achieve.
Our network of custodians and trading partners give us access to a very wide selection of global investment instruments.
We have organized our custodial relationships and network of trading partners to ensure we can cover all and any markets and products globally. We enjoy unrestricted access to stocks, bonds, options, futures, futures options, CFDs and FX products in extremely competitive terms (spreads and commissions).