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Adaptive

Active, globally diversified, ETF-based strategies

Benefits:

  • Actively pursues outperformance
  • Broad asset-class exposures that include liquid alternatives
  • Opportunistic and intuitive allocations
All investment strategies have inherent risks. These risks include risk of loss including loss of principal.
structured

Passive, globally-diversified, ETF-based strategies

Benefits:

  • Low cost
  • Tax friendly
  • Low turnover
All investment strategies have inherent risks. These risks include risk of loss including loss of principal.
tactical

Tactical

Actively risk-managed US and global index ETF-based strategies

Benefits:

  • Actively seeks downside protection
  • Transparent risk-management process
  • Seeks to provide risk-managed exposure to high-expected-return assets
All investment strategies have inherent risks.  These risks include risk of loss including loss of principal.

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Methodologies

structuredAdaptive

+ - Portfolio Construction

Seeking to generate alpha through an adaptive portfolio construction process that modifies allocations based on the current market environment.

  • Remains nearly fully invested through most market environments
  • Underlying allocations are guided and constrained by the beta exposures of the investible Global Market Portfolio
  • On a quarterly basis the strategy selects investments from a list of over 100 pre­-qualified traditional and smart beta exchange-­traded funds (ETFs)

+ - Process

A systematic, quarterly investment process that seeks to provide an optimal balance between expected excess returns relative to the benchmark while seeking to minimize the risk of underperforming the benchmark.

  • Adjust the allocations quarterly based on a review and recalculation of the investible Global Market Portfolio
  • Review the total qualified ETF universe quarterly to identify newly attractive and qualifying investment options for consideration within the quarterly rebalancing
  • Optimize the portfolio quarterly by modifying exposures to underlying betas and adjusting the portfolio’s allocations

+ - Key Features & Benefits

Provide investors with strategies that leverage market insights with the objective of outperforming their benchmarks over time on a downside-­risk-­adjusted basis.

  • Seeks to realize alpha through active asset-­allocation decisions and active security selection through ETFs
  • Opportunity to express short-­term tactical themes or respond to heightened market risk in the development of more timely and intuitive allocations
  • Ability to access a broad opportunity set including, liquid alternative and total­-return funds

+ - Strategies

  1. 1. Adaptive Balanced
  2. 2. Adaptive Moderate Growth
  3. 3. Adaptive Growth
  4. 4. Adaptive Defensive

structuredStructured

+ - Portfolio Construction

Efficiently pursuing market returns through a diversified basket of low-cost, exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

  • Construction based on a traditional stock/bond framework with allocations guided by the Global Market Portfolio
  • Each portfolio rebalanced quarterly based on a maximum and minimum allocation band
  • Broadly allocated with exposures across more than 6,000 companies in over 45 countries as well as sovereign and high-­grade corporate debt
  • Implemented exclusively with low-cost ETFs

+ - Process

A disciplined process that is focused on delivering the desired level of return and risk over the long term through consistent and effective exposure to the targeted basket of market betas.

  • Quarterly review of each portfolio holding to assess tracking error, total holdings and trading costs including the effects of ETF liquidity
  • Quarterly rebalancing to target allocations
  • Annual allocation adjustments based on changes to the Global Market Portfolio

+ - Key Features & Benefits

Provides investors with durable, academically based portfolios that are built on a general belief in market efficiency.

  • Low cost
  • Tax aware
  • Low turnover (trading costs)
  • Passive risk management and low index tracking-­error
  • Designed to achieve global market index returns
  • Intuitive performance

+ - Strategies

  1. 1. Structured Global Conservative Growth
  2. 2. Structured US-­Focused Balanced
  3. 3. Structured Global Balanced
  4. 4. Structured US-­Focused Moderate Growth
  5. 5. Structured Global Moderate Growth
  6. 6. Structured US-­Focused Equity Growth

structuredTactical

+ - Portfolio Construction

Using an active risk management algorithm to seek returns over time from a near 100% allocation to US and global equity­ asset classes while only allocating to fixed income in unstable environments.

  • Construction designed to primarily provide exposure to high­-expected-­return asset classes
  • Composed of highly-­liquid, low-­cost, low tracking­-error ETFs
  • Asset­-class exposures captured as granularly as possible in order to isolate and manage asset-­class and sector-­level risk

+ - Process

Risk levels can change quickly and dramatically turning a diversified stable portfolio into a high-­risk unstable portfolio. By measuring risk in a granular way on a daily basis, the process seeks to maintain a stable and appropriate risk profile through all market environments.

  • Perform multiple daily risk measures based on realized volatility to identify unstable asset-­class or sector exposures
  • Seeks to reduce or exit unstable asset classes or sectors and move to cash until sufficient stability returns
  • Annual assessment by the investment committee of current and prospective asset classes, allocation size and other desired themes
  • Annual investment committee review of capital-­market assumptions and strategic allocations

+ - Key Features & Benefits

Provide investors with portfolios that offer an alternative approach to risk management that avoids the reliance on strategic allocations to low-­returning, high­-opportunity­ cost fixed­-income assets.

  • Active risk management and downside protection
  • Alternative approach to risk management in a low and rising yield environment
  • A unique and diversifying investment methodology that serves as a complement to traditional investment approaches
  • Potentially an ideal strategy for non-taxable assets

+ - Strategies

  1. 1. Tactical Conservative Global Growth
  2. 2. Tactical Global Growth
  3. 3. Tactical US-­Focused Global Growth
  4. 4. Tactical US Large-­Cap Ten-Sector

Our Team

Erik Olsen

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Henrik Neuhaus, PhD

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer

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Co-Founder and Strategic Communications and Business Development Partner

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Denise Lovett, PhD

Director of Communications

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Meridee Kelbey

Chief Operating Officer

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