Asset classes and market sectors fall in and out of favor.
Conditions that generate a bull market in one part of the world may cause a bear market in another. Evolving technology, geopolitical developments, fluctuating economies and the ebb and flow of companies’ fortunes create new opportunities—and new risks—around the world every day. In fact, today’s investors are faced with more volatility, more variables, more risk—and more opportunities—than ever before. GLOBAL’s Investment Advisory Service, is designed to lower your risks and investment costs, while providing you the opportunity for the consistent, competitive returns you seek.
Instead of holding only some stocks and bonds, your portfolio can feature thousands of securities from as many as 19 separate asset classes and market sectors. This investment strategy helps manage risks as part of our goal to help you to earn more consistent, competitive returns.
Market-Based Asset Allocation Strategy
GLOBAL Advisory portfolios avoid substantial turnover by emphasizing market-based (not manager-based) investments. This is quite a contrast compared to retail mutual funds, which often invest in a smaller number of securities and frequently change their holdings.
Institutional Mutual Funds and ETFs
You’ll have access to institutional mutual funds that may not be available through certain brokerage firms or financial planners. These funds are used by some of the largest institutional investors, putting you alongside many of the biggest and most respected organizations. GLOBAL also uses exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which like institutional funds, are quite inexpensive. These savings translate into more of your money working for you.
GLOBAL has relationships with multiple world-class custodians in the U.S., Europe and Switzerland. These relationships make it capable for GLOBAL to serve our clients financial needs without disrupting their investment strategy. Further, through our Advisory services clients can choose their own custodian and grant GFS Advisors authority to manage their investment portfolios.
Strategic Rebalancing through a Daily Rebalancing Review
Even the best-designed asset allocation model needs attention. Otherwise, a carefully constructed asset allocation will drift due to varying performances of the model’s underlying investments. That’s why every client’s model is examined on a daily basis to identify opportunities for rebalancing. Once the need is identified, your model will be rebalanced to keep your investment plan on track. This helps manage your risks and your performance.
Dynamic Security Selection
The universe of investments is constantly reviewed for opportunity. If a superior alternative to an existing investment is found, it can be swiftly incorporated into your portfolio and allow you to maintain your desired asset allocation.
No Commissions – Fee-Based Asset Management
Unlike retail mutual funds, which charge the same annual management fee to all investors, no matter how much you invest, we base your fee on the value of your account. The more you invest, and the higher your account value grows, the lower your rate — potentially providing valuable savings to you. Further, GLOBAL integrates our broker-dealer trading expertise providing institutional level pricing without you having to pay any commissions*.
*Depending on your situation you may incur the following fees, IRA and retirement plan fees, transfer fees, SEC fees, 12b-1 fees for certain money market funds, expenses charged by mutual funds (including management fees, custody of fund assets and other fund expenses), variable annuities and exchange-traded funds, or other fees or taxes that are required by law. When transactions are executed through our broker/dealer affiliate, GLOBAL Financial Services, LLC, no commissions will be charged; however, you will be charged out of pocket costs incurred to execute such transactions.