2014 Asset Manager Partners/Presenters
AMG Funds provides access to many of Affiliated Managers Group's (AMG) boutique investment Affiliates through their family of mutual funds, separately managed accounts and asset-allocation products. In addition, they oversee and distribute a number of complementary open-architecture mutual funds subadvised by unaffiliated investment managers. This broad combination of investment products allows them to serve the needs of the financial advisor community and their clients. With AMG Funds, you can rely on their distinctive array of actively managed, return-oriented investment strategies to help your clients achieve their long-term investing goals.
Founded in 1982 by Ron Baron, Baron Capital Management, Inc., is a research driven, long-term equity investment firm. We invest in growth businesses with substantial competitive advantages and strong management teams, using a value-oriented purchase discipline. Our clients are institutional and individual investors through SMA, sub-advisory services and mutual funds. Our funds and strategies invest across market caps and geographies.
Founded in 1979, BTS Asset Management is one of the oldest unconstrained fixed income managers, providing quantitative risk management solutions. BTS has multi-year track records in tactical fixed income and equity management. They have combined traditional and non-traditional portfolio theories to find opportunities with the potential to take advantage of rising markets while working to manage losses during downturns.
BTS Funds offer an unconstrained approach to bond investing. Their tactically managed strategies employ a “right bond at the right time” investment philosophy versus a widely diversified bond approach. The funds are managed using quantitative models that seek to increase exposure to bond sectors when indicators are positive, decrease exposure when indicators are negative or even go 100% into cash if needed, in an attempt to preserve capital. They believe that investing in bonds with low correlations to one another may offer upside potential and downside protection and may produce a better sequence of returns.
BTS seeks to:
• Preserve capital
• Offer upside potential and downside protection
• Deliver consistent steady returns over the long term
For more information, please visit www.btsfunds.com or call 800 343 3040
Folio Institutional is a division of FOLIOfn Investments, Inc., a self-clearing broker-dealer and a direct member of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation ("DTCC") since 2001. With access to innovative, patented online brokerage and investing solutions, advisors can maintain diversified portfolios of securities, retain hands-on control over investments, manage tax liabilities, efficiently rebalance portfolios, produce reports, promote compliance, and take many other actions for the clients' benefit. Folio Institutional provides custody and brokerage services for billions of dollars of investor assets, and services to hundreds of registered investment advisors. www.folioinstitutional.com
Franklin Square is a leading manager of alternative investment funds designed to enhance investors’ portfolios by providing access to asset classes, strategies and asset managers that typically have been available to only the largest institutional investors. The firm’s funds offer “endowment-style” investment strategies that help construct truly diversified portfolios and manage risk. For more information, please visit www.franklinsquare.com or call 877-372-9880.
GL Capital Partners is a global asset management firm with offices in the U.S. and Asia. GLCP provides investment solutions to advisors, institutions, and individual investors. The firm has launched multiple liquid alternative offerings designed to provide investors access to highly differentiated strategies and asset classes. The global perspective and risk management philosophies embraced by the portfolio management and research teams combine to produce solutions that we believe distinctly enhance the risk and return characteristics of investment portfolios.
Huntington Asset Advisors (HAA) is the advisor to Huntington Funds. HAA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Huntington National Bank, which is a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, a $59 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. At Huntington Funds, they focus on four key investor needs: strategic income, protection against impending inflation, managing volatility and capital appreciation. Their teams of experienced investment professionals shape their investment decisions through a continual analysis of general U.S. and international economic trends, forecast of interest rates, and review of the stock and bond markets. Huntington Funds is dedicated to the following:
• Top Down Investment Process
• Macro Driven Philosophy
• Tactical Money Manager
• Option Overlay with no use of Leverage
Meritage Portfolio Management is an institutional portfolio management boutique founded in 1991. The firm is located in the Kansas City metro area and provides separate account management of equity and balanced portfolios for institutions and private clients. It has $1.4 billion in assets under management. In late 2013 Meritage launched mutual funds based on its three equity strategies - Value, Growth and Yield-Focus Equity – and selected Huntington Asset Services as its partner to distribute the funds.
Larkin Point Investment Advisors LLC is an asset management firm and investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Larkin Point Solution seeks to capture growth in bull markets, protect and preserve gains in down markets, and generate income in all markets in an attempt to cover the cost of protection and add to total return.
Larkin Point provides solutions for wealth managers and financial advisors. Larkin Point was founded by Michael Winchell, and is based in Rumson, NJ. www.larkinpoint.com
Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. ("OAM") is an independent investment management firm that invests in high growth companies around the world. The firm specializes in Small and Mid-Capitalization growth strategies globally for institutional investors and its own proprietary mutual fund family. Established in 1989, OAM is headquartered in suburban Chicago with a subsidiary Oberweis Asset Management (Asia) Limited ("OAMA") located in Hong Kong.
Orion Advisor Services, LLC (Orion) is the premier portfolio accounting service provider for advisors. Our firm has unique insights into the advisory profession because it was founded for investment advisors by an investment advisor in 1999. Orion frees advisors from back-office tedium so they can enjoy their business again by devoting their time and energy to better serving clients. Orion provides the integrated and fully customizable technology solutions that advisors need to help grow their businesses over the long term. The firm's technology solutions empower more than 500 advisory firms with total assets under administration in excess of $165 billion, from more than 780,000 individual accounts.
For more information about Orion, visit www.orionadvisor.com or follow Orion at @orionadvisor.
The Pax Ellevate Global Women's Index Fund, managed by Pax Ellevate Management LLC, is the result of a partnership between Pax World Management LLC and Ellevate Asset Management LLC, whose principal is Sallie Krawcheck. Pax and Ellevate came together because they share the same vision about the critical role that gender diversity plays in business success over time, as well as investment opportunity associated with investing in women.
U.S. Boston Capital Corporation, distributor of the Pear Tree Funds, was established in 1969 as an independent, privately-owned company providing wealth management services to high net worth clients. In 1985, U.S. Boston launched a registered mutual fund family subadvised by boutique, high-quality institutional investment firms. The Pear Tree Funds provides access for all investors currently offering six funds – three domestic funds and three international funds. www.peartreefunds.com
Polaris Capital Management, LLC, is a global value equity manager, serving the investment needs of institutions and individuals. They believe markets are generally efficient over time, but investor behavior creates volatility that leads to inefficiency somewhere in the world. Using proprietary investment technology combined with Graham & Dodd style fundamental research, we seek to identify companies with the most undervalued sustainable cash flow or assets worldwide (regardless of country, industry or market capitalization). With over $4 billion in assets under management, they have one of the longest global and international track records of any firm presently in operation and continuously managed by the same individuals. www.polariscapital.com
1. Strategy / Services: Opportunistic and distressed real estate investment firm
2. Assets Under Management: $1.5B
3. Regional Focus: US
4. Firm Inception Date: September 2009
5. Firm Overview: Encore Capital Management is a vertically integrated real estate investment firm with offices in Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Founded in 2009 by Art Falcone, a Florida-based developer and real estate investor with a 25-year track record of success, along with real estate investment banker Tony Avila and 20-year PIMCO veteran Bill Powers, Encore has 3 funds and over $1.5B in AUM. Encore makes opportunistic and distressed investment opportunities in the residential real estate sector. Encore maintains entitlement, development, construction, management, and marketing/sales capabilities in-house. The fund executive team includes individuals who have worked for multiple public and private builders and developers including Taylor Woodrow, Pulte, and Lennar.
RiXtrema is a crash rating company for anyone managing money. Instead of crash testing cars, we offer tools to crash test investment portfolios and to mitigate risks.
Savile Finance Group operates a direct investment lending program, structuring senior-secured asset-backed facilities for small and medium companies in the United States, Latin America, and Caribbean. Savile’s products are typically short-term, asset-based loans. Savile's Investment Program is designed to generate low volatility, non-correlated, absolute returns over fluctuating market cycles.
The Stanley-Laman Group is an Investment Advisory Firm that manages 6 theme-based Separate Account Portfolios.
Clients include other Investment Advisors, Institutions and High Net Worth Individuals. Additionally, affiliate SEL Asset Management manages two Publicly Registered Mutual Funds distributed by American Realty Capital.
SLG's core approach across all portfolios is the AD-STAR system created by SLG's portfolio managers in 2004.
The system screens every listed marketable security available on the Bloomberg Platform and analyzes over 400 Metrics to determine superior returns on shareholder invested capital. The SLG team believes that the numbers will take you to the “Story”.
Senior Manager, David Gong, one of the leading and most veteran Emerging Markets Managers utilizes AD-STAR's analytics to acquire stocks with high growth and low debt in local currencies across 35 International Markets.
PSN Informa has named SLG a Top Gun Performer and Bull and Bear Master for its performance in both up and down markets. www.stanleylaman.com
Wellesley Investment Advisors, Inc. Founded in 1991 by Greg Miller, CPA and Darlene Murphy, CPA, CFP®, Wellesley Investment Advisors is an SEC Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm that specializes in just one thing, convertible bonds, deploying an absolute return-oriented strategy. The professionals at Wellesley manage over $1.8 billion and have been investing client funds in convertible bonds for over 20 years. The firm’s institutional group works with financial intermediaries such as wire-houses, independent broker dealers, RIAs, and investment consultants for pension plans and endowments. Their convertible bond SMA and mutual fund strategy is offered on a variety of fee-based platforms wherein we function as the sub-advisor. Their mutual fund is also available to registered representatives on numerous brokerage platforms. External wholesalers in the institutional group provide direct support to advisors and brokers across the country. www.wellesleyinvestment.com
Strength. Expertise. Partnership.
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds skillfully guides institutions, financial advisors, and individuals through the investment terrain to help them reach their financial objectives. Everything we do on behalf of our investors is built on the standards of integrity and service established by our parent company, Wells Fargo & Company; the expertise of our independent investment teams and rigorous ongoing investment review; and the collaborative level of superior service that is our trademark. www.wellsfargoadvantagefunds.com/ria