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Investment Management

At Midtown Financial Advisors, we recommend three pillars for effective investment management:

  • Be proactive.
  • Be comprehensive.
  • Be diverse.

No, it’s not rocket science, and we’re not the first and only ones to do it this way. What’s different is how we invest in you.

When you bring your financial livelihood and hopes to a wealth management firm, entrusting them with day ­to ­day investment decisions in an uncertain economy, you want more than just a handshake and a signed contract. You want a statement of investment philosophy, yes, but you also want to know that your financial advisors are personally invested in your success.

It’s the difference between blind investment and informed investment. Our goal is to make sure you’re informed and engaged, the whole way.

Depth on the Bench

Just as you depend on us, Midtown Financial Advisors depends on the depth and stability of Securities America, Inc. to support our clients well.

Securities America, Inc., is a leading provider of trading and brokerage services to registered financial advisors, registered investment advisors, trust institutions, and third-party administrators. The company is able to leverage the capital, resources, and expertise on behalf of its clients.

Working with Securities America gives us access to a wide range of products and services that can help us serve the needs of our clients. These products include individual stocks and bonds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds from hundreds of different fund families, third-party money managers, alternative investments, and various insurance products.

While product selection is not the largest driver of investment performance, it is still a significant piece of the investment management process. Midtown Financial Advisors use an assortment of tools to constantly screen the investment products available with the goal that our investment selections are among the better performing investments within their respective asset class on a risk-­adjusted basis.

Managed Investment Philosophy

The investment philosophy at Midtown Financial Advisors is holistic in nature, and driven by asset allocation.  Research1 has indicated that, beyond general market movement, a primary factor of long-term investment return is the allocation of an investment portfolio in addition to security selection.  Therefore, in addition to making good security selections, our focus centers on building an asset allocation that is suitable for the client’s investment profile and that will serve as a long-term strategy rather than something that changes with each fluctuation in the market.  While tactical adjustments (adjustments up or down in an asset class of 1% – 3%) are constantly being considered, and when appropriate, implemented, the general strategy remains intact unless your circumstances warrant a new strategy.

The goal of most asset allocation strategies is to construct a portfolio with asset classes that are negatively correlated or are not correlated.  This simply means that when one asset class moves in one direction, other asset classes either move in the opposite direction (negative correlation) or move in a manner unrelated to the other asset classes (zero correlation).  The goal of constructing such a portfolio is to reduce the overall risk of the portfolio and provide an investment strategy that is partially immune to long-term market fluctuations. 

Through Securities America, Inc., we have access to a wide range of products and services that can help us serve the needs of our clients. These products include individual stocks and bonds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds from hundreds of different fund families, third-party money managers, alternative investments, and various insurance based products.  While product selection is not the largest driver of investment performance, it is still a significant piece of the investment management process.  Midtown Financial Advisors use an assortment of tools to constantly screen the investment products available with the goal that our investment selections are among the better performing investments within their respective asset class on a risk-adjusted basis.

 

 Asset allocation does not guarantee a profit or protection from losses in a declining market

1Ibbotson, Roger G. 2010. “The Importance of Asset Allocation.” Financial Analysts Journal, vol.66, no.2: 18-20.

There are no guarantees that investment objectives will be met.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.