Discretionary Portfolio Management
As a Portfolio Manager, Dorothy-Anna is able to perform discretionary wealth management. This leverages a unique form of client trust that eliminates the need for prior consent on individual securities trades. Rather, you and she mutually agree on a set of investment parameters upfront — clearly articulating your objectives and risk constraints, and deﬁning the investment framework that envelops her discretionary authority.
The Investment Policy Statement
The creation of an investment policy statement (IPS) provides clarity and mutual understanding and establishes the boundaries within which D-A’s discretionary authority can be exercised — essentially, creating an investment game plan for how your wealth is to be managed.
The beneﬁts of discretionary asset management include:
- Less hassle and more opportunities.
You don’t have to worry about always being available to approve investment decisions. You can rest assured that we are doing everything possible to proactively help you reach your investment goals, without the added roadblocks of waiting for a return phone call and missing out on potential opportunities.
- Truly aligned interests.
Compensation on discretionary accounts is fee-based and determined by asset size and value added potential, not activity based as determined by trading commissions. Your interests and ours are properly aligned—changes to your portfolio are made to increase or protect asset value, not to generate revenue.
- Customized service and fees.
You receive the frequency and depth of communication you desire and are charged accordingly.
You have the assurance that you are working with an advisor who has years of experience and training. The Portfolio Manager designation indicates a high level of knowledge and expertise, and its holders have the ability to deliver a unique investment experience.
How do we manage your investments on your behalf?
Astute Asset Allocation and Mix
We believe the most first step in planning asset allocation is to develop top-down, geographical, macroeconomic, investment themes. Then we carefully lay down a foundation of assets to recommend, based on those themes as well as your individual risk tolerance, time horizon, and personal goals.
While we have proven success at picking key equities —usually beating the markets— we see this as a bonus. More important is your asset mix: how much you hold in Canadian, US or global equities versus fixed income, emerging markets, venture capital, and other classes.
Market Analysis and Portfolio Rebalancing
Closely analyzing global market growth and income rates, performing due diligence and maintaining a forward-thinking mindset, we proactively rebalance your portfolio for optimum returns. Our approach is goal-oriented, with realistic rates of return within the context of the current and approaching markets.
Above all, we tailor your portfolio to your unique needs, and adjust it regularly as your objectives and parameters change.