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Strategies

Rules Based Investing®
  Using Proven Sets of Rules to Build and Protect Wealth

Equity Strategies

  • Sustainable Equity (ESG)
  • Equity Income
  • All Cap Equity
  • AlphaSource All Cap
  • Bayesian Edge Quality-Value
  • High Quality
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Asset Allocation

  • Conservative
  • Moderate Conservative
  • Moderate
  • Moderate Aggressive
  • Aggressive
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Tactical

  • Sector Rotation
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Sustainable Equity (ESG)

Sustainable Equity (ESG)

Sustainable Equity is driven by our Rules Based Investing® philosophy investing in large capitalization U.S. companies that demonstrate management focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sustainability factors while also possessing factors associated with Alpha generation. Sustainable Equity seeks to generate competitive, risk-adjusted returns for investors who desire their investment portfolio to reflect their values and have a positive impact on society. This portfolio is suitable as a sleeve for a Large-Cap Core portfolio allocation.

Features - The combination of both exclusionary and inclusionary ESG screens provides a robust ESG portfolio and the proprietary AlphaSourcing and Higher Moment Risk optimization provides an opportunity for attractive risk adjusted returns.

Benefits - The portfolio is designed to participate in equity up markets and to mitigate losses in equity down markets.

Equity Income

Equity Income

Equity Income is driven by our Rules Based Investing® philosophy investing in high quality firms that maintain a high dividend yield. Growing dividends are an indication of an increase in a firm’s cash flows while high quality companies have strong financials and are generally less affected by market fluctuations. This portfolio is suitable as a sleeve for a Large-Cap Value portfolio allocation.

Features - Individual security requirements for a dividend yield higher than the S&P 500 with consecutive years of dividend increases (average # of years of increases is 15+) assures a higher overall yield than the S&P 500.  Screening for Return on Equity, Free Cash Flow to Dividend ratio, Accrual ratio and Debt to Equity ratio assures a portfolio with higher quality than the S&P 500.

Benefits - The portfolio is designed to participate best in equity up markets when Value is in favor over Growth and to mitigate losses in equity down markets.

ALL CAP EQUITY

ALL CAP EQUITY

All Cap Equity is driven by our Rules Based Investing® philosophy and is designed for multi-factor approach to investing in the U.S. equity markets with flexibility to invest across market capitalization and sectors. Factors include traditional value and growth measurements, analyst earnings estimates and legal insider buying by a broad group of insiders. This portfolio is suitable as a sleeve for a Full Domestic Equity allocation.

Features - Three unique independent sleeves of security selection diversify the portfolio by individual security, sector and selection methodology – Legal Insider Trading, Earnings Revisions, Value and Momentum combination.

Benefits - The portfolio is designed to participate best in equity up markets when there is broad participation by all size capitalizations.

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Conservative Asset Allocation

Conservative Asset Allocation

Conservative Asset Allocation is driven by our Rules Based Investing® philosophy and is designed for an investor wishing to take minimal risk investing a majority of their funds in fixed income with some exposure to equities and alternatives. Generally, the weightings would be expected to be approximately 25% Equity - 50% Fixed Income - 25% Alternatives.

Features - Within a strategic framework AA CON addresses many more risks than standard Conservative strategies, including both normal and non-normal risks, while also avoiding the risk of tactical model failures.

Benefits - The portfolio is designed to participate in up markets and to mitigate losses consistent with a Conservative allocation in down markets.

Moderate Conservative Asset Allocation

Moderate Conservative Asset Allocation

Moderate Conservative Asset Allocation is driven by our Rules Based Investing® philosophy and is designed for an investor who wishes to take below average risk investing nearly half of their funds in fixed income with some exposure to equities and alternatives. Generally, the weightings would be expected to be approximately 35% Equity - 40% Fixed Income - 25% Alternatives.

Features - Within a strategic framework AA Moderate Conservative addresses many more risks than standard Moderate Conservative strategies, including both normal and non-normal risks, while also avoiding the risk of tactical model failures.

Benefits - The portfolio is designed to participate in up markets and to mitigate losses consistent with a Moderate Conservative allocation in down markets.

Moderate Asset Allocation

Moderate Asset Allocation

Moderate Asset Allocation is driven by our Rules Based Investing® philosophy and is designed for an investor wishing to take average risk investing just over half of their funds in equities with some exposure to fixed income and alternatives. Generally, the weightings would be expected to be approximately 55% Equity - 25% Fixed Income - 20% Alternatives.

Features - Within a strategic framework AA MOD addresses many more risks than standard Moderate strategies, including both normal and non-normal risks, while also avoiding the risk of tactical model failures.

Benefits - The portfolio is designed to participate in up markets and to mitigate losses consistent with a Moderate allocation in down markets.

Moderate Aggressive Asset Allocation

Moderate Aggressive Asset Allocation

Moderate Aggressive Asset Allocation is driven by our Rules Based Investing® philosophy and is designed for an investor wishing to take above average risk investing a majority of their funds in equities with some exposure to fixed income and alternatives. Generally, the weightings would be expected to be approximately 65% Equity - 15% Fixed Income - 20% Alternatives.

Features - Within a strategic framework AA MAG addresses many more risks than standard Moderate Aggressive strategies, including both normal and non-normal risks, while also avoiding the risk of tactical model failures.

Benefits - The portfolio is designed to participate in up markets and to mitigate losses consistent with a Moderate Aggressive allocation in down markets.

Aggressive Asset Allocation

Aggressive Asset Allocation

Aggressive Asset Allocation is driven by our Rules Based Investing® philosophy and is designed for an investor wishing to take high risk investing a majority of their funds in equities with some exposure to fixed income and alternatives. Generally, the weightings would be expected to be approximately 80% Equity - 5% Fixed Income - 15% Alternatives.

Features - Within a strategic framework AA AGG addresses many more risks than standard Aggressive strategies, including both normal and non-normal risks, while also avoiding the risk of tactical model failures.

Benefits - The portfolio is designed to participate in up markets and to mitigate losses consistent with an Aggressive allocation in down markets.

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Sector Rotation

Sector Rotation

Sector Rotation invests in the U.S. equity sectors with consistent positive momentum while seeking to avoid downward market trends by rotating out of stagnant sectors and holding cash. Monthly rebalancing protects against short term fluctuations in momentum and attempts to identify major turns in trending markets. This portfolio is suitable as a solution for those seeking an Equity Allocation with Protection against major long-term market selloffs.

Features - Equity exposure can be reduced to 50% or even to 0% in circumstances that indicate that risk has increased dramatically.

Benefits - The portfolio is designed to participate to some degree in equity up markets while attempting to avoid serious drawdowns in difficult equity markets.

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