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Investment Management

We build diversified portfolios that combine one of our five investment strategies with fixed income, preferred stocks and cash alternatives. All strategies are managed in separate accounts and optimized to generate strong, risk-adjusted returns while meeting the specific risk profile and investment objectives of each client. Since “one size does not fit all” we also work with clients to develop customized strategies that meet their unique needs.

Investment Strategies

Core Dividend Growth

Strategy Manager Doug Famigletti, CFA Direct: 917-484-5608 Mobile: 203-945-6281
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Overview

The strategy’s primary objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation and income. The manager invests primarily in large and mid-capitalization dividend paying stocks that are conservatively financed and trading at a discount to their assessment of intrinsic value.

Key Advantages Include:
  • Invests in companies that have a history of growing dividends, sustainable competitive advantages, category leadership, experienced management teams, high free cash flow yields, and low price-to-earnings ratios.
  • Utilizes a bottom-up approach by focusing on fundamentals and taking a value-oriented method to dividend growth equity investing.
  • Incorporates the investor’s personal and customized stock selection strategy and goals via an independent, curated portfolio of securities.

Low Volatility Dividend Growth

Strategy Manager Chris Liu Direct: (212) 551-1446 Mobile: (908) 845-5536
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Overview

The strategy invests in dividend-paying companies with the expectation that their dividends will be raised over time on a consistent basis. The intent is to earn an income stream that grows at least as fast as the rate of inflation, while maintaining a defensive stock sector allocation by limiting the downside volatility to principal.

Key Advantages Include:
  • Focused on high-quality investments, specifically companies that have a culture committed to growing dividends, sustainable competitive advantages, simple and durable business models, strong free cash flows, high return on equity, and are discounted to fair valuations at purchase.
  • Utilizes a bottom-up approach by focusing on fundamentals and taking a value-oriented method to dividend growth equity investing.
  • Incorporates the investor’s personal and customized stock selection strategy and goals via an independent, curated portfolio of securities.

Growth at a Reasonable Price

Strategy Manager Michael Jamison Direct: 212-574-4054 Mobile: 917-623-0874
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Overview

The strategy invests in dividend-paying companies with the expectation that their dividends will be raised over time on a consistent basis. The intent is to earn an income stream that grows at least as fast as the rate of inflation, while maintaining a defensive stock sector allocation by limiting the downside volatility to principal.

Key Advantages Include:
  • Conducts rigorous quantitative and qualitative research to select 25-35 stocks for each portfolio. All companies have been screened and selected from a total universe of 10,000 securities.
  • Utilizes proprietary algorithms to continually assess the health of each portfolio company, the sustainability of its earnings growth, and its potential for positive quarterly earnings surprises.
  • Incorporates the investor’s personal and customized stock selection strategy and goals via an independent, curated portfolio of securities.

Covered Call

Strategy Manager Doug Famigletti, CFA Direct: 917-484-5608 Mobile: 203-945-6281
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Overview

The strategy invests in dividend-paying companies with the expectation that their dividends will be raised over time on a consistent basis. The intent is to earn an income stream that grows at least as fast as the rate of inflation, while maintaining a defensive stock sector allocation by limiting the downside volatility to principal.

Key Advantages Include:
  • Actively managed options writing helps investors avoid downward volatility (or skew) and capture greater upside of a company’s performance.
  • Single stock options writing allows the portfolio manager to be more opportunistic and gives the investor greater flexibility with the percent of the portfolio that has options written against it.
  • Targets two income streams, including dividend income (which seeks to perform above the S&P 500 market yield) while adding income premium from writing options against the individual companies in the portfolio.

Enhanced Equity Income

Strategy Manager Michael Jamison Direct: 212-574-4054 Mobile: 917-623-0874
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Overview

The strategy Identifies and invests in undervalued businesses with solid balance sheets that have defensible competitive advantages and superior management teams. The manager then utilizes covered call option writing to maximize the income stream on a high-quality equity portfolio in a risk averse manner.

Key Advantages Include:
  • Actively managed options writing helps investors avoid downward volatility (or skew) and capture greater upside of a company’s performance.
  • Single stock options writing allows the portfolio manager to be more opportunistic and gives the investor greater flexibility with the percent of the portfolio that has options written against it.
  • Targets two income streams, including dividend income (which seeks to perform above the S&P 500 market yield) while adding income premium from writing options against the individual companies in the portfolio.