Our Investment Process

Asset Allocation

Summit Place Financial Advisors, LLC firmly believes that asset allocation is one of the key decisions in a successful wealth enhancement strategy, and it should be actively managed throughout economic and market cycles as well as changes in your life. Based on all we heard in establishing your goals, we create your investment policy statement including a recommended asset allocation across multiple classes using a tax efficient core portfolio with satellite strategies built to diversify risk while enhancing potential returns.

Core Equity Portfolio

Our internally managed active core equity portfolio emphasizes economic trends and sector allocations. We seek high quality companies in industries and sectors we believe will benefit from global macro trends and themes over the next three to five years. We avoid those that won’t. Within each promising industry, we select several companies whose financial strength and business model are best positioned for longterm capital appreciation. Our objective is to build a diversified portfolio of 30 to 40 U.S. listed-stocks, and to hold them for as long as our investment thesis holds true. This low turn-over approach provides you with lower volatility and higher tax efficiency than can generally be achieved with an index fund core.

Your core may also include fixed income investments if you are seeking additional capital preservation. Our fixed income investments are selected specifically for you and your personal circumstances.

Satellite Investment Strategies

While the core equity portfolio forms the foundation of all your holdings, we will add satellite investments depending on your time horizon and comfort with risk. If you are seeking greater growth over a long time horizon, we may add more aggressive U.S. stocks, international equities, commodities, or even alternative investments. If you already have a significant risk exposure to your own business, executive compensation plans, or large illiquid holdings, we may use satellite strategies to balance the risk exposures in your overall portfolio.

For some of these satellite strategies we select the appropriate securities ourselves, but often we choose outside investment vehicles or other professional managers to provide the highest quality management of your international, commodity, or alternative investments.

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Summit Place Financial Advisors, LLC

18 Bank Street, Suite 200
Summit, NJ 07901

Ph. 908.517.5880