We’re pleased to formally announce our globally diversified Relative Alpha® investment approach.
Our conviction has grown as we have researched and incubated these funds over the past few years.
Relative Alpha® strategies have consistently produced alpha in up and down markets relative to peer groups1,2 and provide full transparency, daily liquidity, and high levels of tax efficiency.
Long-Term Consistency of Relative Alpha®
Outside research has shown that Relative Alpha® indices, which these funds track to within hundredths of a percentage point, have outperformed the following percentages of peer group funds for the trailing 15-year period ending 12/31/183:
When constructing a globally balanced portfolio of Relative Alpha® strategies, and comparing it to what many consider the most thoroughly resourced and researched funds in the world, top quartile U.S. Endowments and Foundations, we’ve also found the following:
The Relative Alpha® portfolio ranked in the top quartile for every single 10-year fiscal period starting in June of 2000 and running through June of 20193 (nine consecutive 10-year periods ending in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019).
We pleased to now make the advantages of Relative Alpha® available to both individuals and institutions in a form that is low cost, transparent, liquid, tax efficient and easy for all investors to understand.
For more information on how our Relative Alpha® strategy can be customized to meet your goals and objectives, please call us at 617-602-1900.
P.S. with Important Related Reading and Disclosures
What types of funds make up our Relative Alpha® approach?
Many say that all investing is relative to other alternatives (opportunity cost or benefit of one choice over another).
Based on this, it could be argued that index funds and ETFs have consistently produced Relative Alpha®.
In trademarking the term, we are not actually launching a new fund or strategy. This piece is solely meant to be a play on words.
In addition, we are not suggesting that other investment strategies or approaches aren’t appropriate or have not added value. Many good funds exist that have generated alpha and many of the endowment strategies that we reference have performed well.
We are simply trying to change the way index funds, and investment approaches that use them, are perceived.
As an example, if you are invested in index funds and hear someone downplaying these so-called passive funds, might you simply nod and say this?
“I’m investing in a Relative Alpha® strategy.”
“The approach is low cost, fully transparent, completely liquid, tax efficient, and has consistently outperformed over many decades.”
After hearing this, my bet is that many would want to hear more and be inclined to invest.
The good news is that any individual, family or institution, regardless of asset size, has been able to invest in Relative Alpha® strategies for many years and still can.
They are called index funds and the portfolios that are constructed with them.
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