As an independent Registered Investment Advisor, we have the ability to use any type of investment vehicle when constructing client portfolios. We are not beholden to any particular fund company or investment product. We do, however, believe that the best way to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our clients is to align ourselves with investment companies that have a long history of disciplined investment management, serve as stewards for their client’s investment capital, allow for broad diversification across numerous countries, asset classes and styles of investing and also, very importantly, offer institutional shares or other low-cost shares of investment options.
A typical client portfolio will hold investments from several different providers of both open-end mutual funds and ETFs. Some of the investment providers commonly used include: