OUR PROCESS

While each client is unique and must be treated as such, the common denominator is the need to prudently manage their investments. 

Our core consulting service is a structured process with a holistic approach to customization based on the clients’ needs, ensuring all elements have been considered in constructing the overall portfolio.

Investment Policy Statement Development / Review​

The Investment Policy Statement (“IPS”) is the cornerstone from which all subsequent investment strategies are formed and is essential for the sound fiduciary management of the portfolio. It serves as a useful guide for the client and consultant in setting forth a welldefined set of expectations for investment methods and results. To be effective, a sound IPS should define quantifiable and realistic objectives, along with the absolute needs and mission of the client.

Our assessment of managers includes both qualitative and quantitative factors, because while past performance is important, we believe of greater importance is whether the organization is positioned for future success. We conduct due diligence on existing and new managers, present our findings to the client, and assist them in the decision-making process. We do not treat SRI manager due diligence differently as it is incorporated within our standard day to day processes.
Manager Search
and Selection
Our assessment of managers includes both qualitative and quantitative factors, because while past performance is important, we believe of greater importance is whether the organization is positioned for future success. We conduct due diligence on existing and new managers, present our findings to the client, and assist them in the decision-making process. We do not treat SRI manager due diligence differently as it is incorporated within our standard day to day processes.
Portfolio
Implementation​
Once the developed IPS and recommended asset allocation policy are reviewed and finalized, we then create an implementation plan, formalizing the investment program.
We meet with the client on a quarterly basis to review the IPS and portfolio performance. Not only do we generate detailed quarterly reports, we also provide our clients with a monthly snapshot of the total portfolio and each individual asset class/manager versus the appropriate benchmark. As this is a continuous process maintained with perpetual and open communication, evaluating and monitoring cash flow, investment objectives, and investment managers.
Performance Measurement, Evaluation, and Monitoring
We meet with the client on a quarterly basis to review the IPS and portfolio performance. Not only do we generate detailed quarterly reports, we also provide our clients with a monthly snapshot of the total portfolio and each individual asset class/manager versus the appropriate benchmark. As this is a continuous process maintained with perpetual and open communication, evaluating and monitoring cash flow, investment objectives, and investment managers.

We also incorporate the following services as part
of the process at no additional fee:

Cost Analysis and
Fee Negotiation

Client and Committee Education

Assist in Custodian Searches

Assist with Socially Responsible Investing