ETFs: Low-Cost, Tax-Efficient
The structure of ETFs gives easy insight into their target market exposure, and a real-time gauge on their value. ETFs are also typically more flexible, cost-effective, and tax-efficient than other investment vehicles with:
and potentially higher
No Cash Held to Pay
so more of your money
so the investor decides when to
realize capital gains
Daily Fund Holding
for transparency in
what you own.
Each model portfolio and partner product we offer is rooted in academic research, a rigorous due diligence process, and factors in four key elements:
Strategic, Dynamic, Tactical—all three approaches can play a role, it’s about understanding how each strategy can fit within a portfolio.
- Strategic: A fixed asset allocation to equities and bonds
- Dynamic: The asset allocation is dynamically adjusted according to the macroeconomic environment
- Tactical: The asset allocation can be adjusted to the macroeconomic environment and can completely de-risk to 100% cash
Return is a function of time. It is the ability to remain invested long enough so that the advantages of risk exposure are captured.
Balancing investor goals with time horizon identifies the risk tolerance that will guide the strategy and keep the portfolio on track.
Downside Risk Management
Understanding how a strategy manages downside risk.
- Limited: Ability to manage at the sector and security level, outside defined parameters around a set equity/bond asset allocation
- Flexible: Ability to manage at the security, sector, geography, credit quality and asset allocation level
- Unconstrained: Complete control, including de-risking
We’ve simplified the portfolio construction process—not portfolio management.
It starts by establishing your client’s goals to set time horizon and return target.
We’ve made it easy for you to create customized portfolios that combine our in-house models with
managers we have extensively due-diligenced to add skill without overlap—creating a full suite of products that can work alone or blended to create nuanced portfolios that meet client needs.
Our core belief is that risk will be rewarded over time, and that combining different approaches to investment management offers the best way to build bespoke portfolios for your clients. We do the construction for you—so you can spend your time advising clients and building your business.
Mapping begins with a description of the client’s needs, which guides the portfolio composition.
Below are examples of three possible portfolios, based on client time horizon and return target:
3D Model Portfolios
3D offers a full suite of asset management products, including specialty strategies, that are easily deployed into custom client portfolios based on target return, time horizon and risk profile. We’ve made it simple to offer your clients fully diligenced, bespoke portfolios – so you can spend your time providing advice and growing your business.
3D Global Risk-Based Portfolios Using ETFs
Using exchange-traded funds (ETFs), 3D constructs equity and fixed income portfolios into risk-based blends suited to a range of investors’ tolerances for risk. For instance, the 3D Global 60 portfolio consists of a 60% allocation to global equities and 40% allocation to fixed income – the 60/40 ratios remain constant and are periodically rebalanced to target.
3D Global Risk-Based Portfolios Using DFA Funds
Using Dimensional Funds (DFA), 3D constructs equity and fixed income portfolios into risk-based blends suited to a range of investors’ tolerances for risk. For instance, the 3D Global 60 portfolio consists of a 60% allocation to global equities and 40% allocation to fixed income – the 60/40 ratios remain constant and are periodically rebalanced to target.
3D Targeted Fixed Income Strategies
Seeks low volatility, current income using ETFs to target a time horizon as specified by the vintage year in the portfolio (i.e. 2021). At the end of the time horizon, the fund is expected to be liquidated with net proceeds returned to investors.
3D Global Growth
Provide long-term superior risk-adjusted performance over a global market index like the MSCI All-Country World Index.
3D US Focused Equities
Provide long-term superior risk-adjusted performance over a U.S. broad market index like the S&P 1500 Composite.
3D ESG Strategies
Provide a stock portfolio more closely aligned with Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards as measured by third-party research firms focused on assigning ESG ratings to individual companies based on their business practices.
3D Targeted Outcome
The portfolio is structured to offer participation in general equity market risk but with capped upside and downside participation depending on the underlying portfolio structure using exchange-traded fund (ETFs). The strategy benchmark is a 50%/50% blend of the S&P 500 Index (Total Return) and ICE/BAML 3-Month Treasury Bill Index.
Lee Adaptive Large Cap Sector Strategy
Lee Adaptive Large Cap Sector Strategy (“Lee Adaptive”) is a U.S.-only equity strategy that seeks to avoid exposure to severe market downturns while participating in up markets using an adaptive, proprietary quantitative model that adjusts its strategy and positioning as the tenor of markets evolve.