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Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. 

- Mandy Hale 

  • Private assets provide our clients access to new and differentiated sources of investment return in their portfolio.
  • These strategies create expanded and true portfolio diversification
  • This is accomplished by adding strategies that are exposed to risk and return sets that are not associated with those found in traditional stocks and bonds.
  • Our team has been investing in and advising on private assets for more than fifteen years.
  • Private assets allow us to create portfolios for our clients with reduced exposure to the periodic stresses experienced in the stock market without sacrificing return. The goal is lower risk and equal or greater returns.
  • This reduced exposure creates a smoother investment return stream for our clients. Successful implementation makes it easier for our clients to stay invested, which is the ultimate goal for our team. 
  • We highlight several different
    alternative investment strategies below. This is just the beginning. There are more niche categories with interesting risk vs reward profiles beyond this list.

HEDGE FUNDS

The term hedge fund has evolved over the last 70 years. It began as a reference to a strategy of hedged investment risk. Today, hedge fund is a generic name given to unregulated or lightly regulated pools of capital. These strategies range from conservative to aggressive. They can also invest across a wide spectrum of assets including, but not limited to, stocks, fixed income, commodities, derivatives, and currencies. Profits can be generated by asset prices going up or down. Liquidity is typically offered no more frequently than quarterly or four times a year. Hedge funds can be broad or niche in terms of investment scope.

PRIVATE EQUITY

Private equity generally refers to an ownership stake in a private company. There are typically significant changes implemented to the company’s financial profile, operations, corporate strategy, and/or management while under the ownership of the private equity manager.

The private equity manager then seeks to sell the company at a much higher valuation through an I.P.O., sale to a strategic buyer, or sale to another private equity buyer. There are multiple flavors of private equity that include leveraged buyout, venture capital, and growth equity. 

PRIVATE CREDIT

These are non-bank pools of money that are invested in loans or bonds to private companies. These are loans that are extended to small, medium, and large companies.

This form of investing has gained in popularity since the Great Financial Crises caused many traditional banks to pull back from many lines of lending due to increased regulation. Private credit can take the form of senior debt, junior debt, distressed debt, syndicated bank loans, asset-backed loans, and other specialty types of loans.

REAL ESTATE 

This style of investing can be achieved with debt or equity. However, this style of alternative investing does not typically do so with publicly traded debt or equity. This involves the direct financing or ownership of real estate assets. These investments are illiquid and can involve multiple types of real estate (multi-family, office, retail, warehouse, industrial, etc.).

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Whether you are a new or existing advisory client, we will explore all investment opportunities that are available for you.

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