While many investment managers and financial planners use “passive” strategies and buy nothing but mutual funds or exchange traded funds for their clients, Chase has long believed that “active” management— buying individual stocks and bonds—adds more value to the client and often results in overall lower fees.
Within this actively managed strategy, we follow a two-pronged approach to selecting investments. We apply fundamental indicators to determine which stocks to purchase. Then, we use technical indicators to decide whether a stock we like is appropriately priced at that time. And always, individual portfolios are constructed and maintained based on your situation and objectives.
Deciding when to sell a security is a key part of our process. Our sell discipline is multi-factored. Every stock purchase has a target price. If a stock reaches that price and a higher one is not justified, we may sell the stock. If a company’s business takes a turn for the worse, we may sell. If technical indicators we watch suggest oncoming trouble, we may sell. Finally, if we identify a company that is superior to one currently in our portfolio, we might replace it.
Disciplined Investment Process
We screen a universe of 6,000 stocks looking for financially sound companies with:
- 10% or greater earnings growth
- earnings consistency and upward revisions
- sufficient trading liquidity
Yield: Approximately 600 potential investment candidates
Leverage hundreds of data points
Combining technical and fundamental screens, our proprietary model reviews hundreds of data points from multiple independent research partners, to:
- apply Chase’s propietary scores
- continually adjust as we learn more
Yield: Approximately 60 potential candidates; only 1% of the initial universe
Identify key growth drivers and risks
Thorough research is done to identify drivers of growth and risks:
- new products, technologies and/or stores
- competitive advantages
- management changes
- determine what might go wrong
Ongoing iNvestment Review
Our investment management team closely monitors every client’s portfolio. We continually review each client’s investment objectives to ensure that they mesh with the portfolios in which they are invested. We make changes quickly in response to market conditions and changing client needs.
Clients typically receive quarterly Investment Review that include performance information, portfolio characteristics and portfolio diversification. But we pride ourselves on being accessible to clients at any time to hear concerns or to check on your portfolio.
Composite performance results for each strategy are available upon request. Please call us at 434-293-9104 or email [email protected] to learn more about results, and how a Separately Managed Account may be the best approach for you.