Leveraging John Mauldin and CMG’s relationships with the world’s leading minds on investments, we have put together a lineup of excellent third-party money managers to complement your core portfolio allocation. In conjunction with Greenrock Research, a leading independent investment research firm based in Chicago, we are excited to provide access to the following strategies:
3EDGE Total Return Strategy — 3EDGE Asset Management is a global, multi-asset investment firm seeking to minimize the volatility of an all-equity portfolio. The firm combines science with sound judgment and long-term practical experience. Rather than approach their research from a traditional finance background, the research team comes from mathematics, physics, and engineering backgrounds.
ARK Invest Disruptive Technology Portfolio — The ARK portfolio offered is a highest-conviction concentrated portfolio of ten stocks encompassing the firm’s best ideas. This is a high growth, high-risk portfolio that may not be suitable for all investors. Achieving returns from this strategy will require patience. Keep in mind, too, that identifying the future’s disruptive technologies has a wide margin of error—especially on timing. And of course, no guarantees can be made.
Greenrock Research High & Growing Dividend Stock Strategy — This strategy selects stocks that pay a high dividend and have processes that invest in stocks with a history of growing their dividend. The portfolio utilizes large and small stocks and can incorporate non-U.S companies as well. Due to the emphasis on dividends, this portfolio produces returns that are less volatile than the general equity market, and we believe may produce higher returns over a full market cycle.
Greenrock Research Mid-Stream Pipeline MLP Strategy — The portfolio consists of 9 stocks that are midstream pipelines whose prices are highly correlated to the price of oil but whose earnings are not. This portfolio will have very high volatility due to the underlying historical volatility of the price of oil. It is anticipated that the portfolio returns will come predominantly from the MLP dividends and additional appreciation should the price of oil rise.
Gould Concentrated Small Cap Growth Equity – Using the CANSLIM methodology, the strategy picks up to 15 stocks from the top decile composite ranking from the small-cap universe. Using pattern recognition technology, the strategy seeks out growth stocks exhibiting characteristics that lead to positive movement, prior to them doing so.
Kingsland Transformational Growth Strategy — The Kingsland Transformational Growth Strategy seeks to invest in companies with disruptive technologies that will change the way we live. This is a growth investment strategy and because investments are often made early in the growth cycle, many of the companies in the portfolio do not yet have earnings and those that do trade at high price-to-earnings ratios. It is a highly volatile strategy that is striving for high returns and, as such, is appropriate only for clients who can withstand high levels of volatility, risk of loss, and have a long-term investment time horizon.
Mark Yusko Best Ideas Growth Stock Strategy — The portfolio consists of 20 to 25 individual stocks that represent the manager’s highest conviction ideas. Mark Yusko considers the largest positions from his long/short multi-manager hedge fund and in consultation with their managers, constructs an equally weighted portfolio of highest conviction ideas designed to provide returns above traditional equity indices. The stock positions are actively managed and rebalanced frequently. There is no shorting in this strategy.
Ned Davis Research Dynamic Allocation Strategy — The NDR Dynamic Allocation Strategy trades 13 highly-liquid ETFs based on an objective, weight-of-the-evidence model designed to minimize drawdowns. The model portfolio can make allocations to six equity ETFs, six fixed-income ETFs, as well as a cash ETF. The strategy can allocate 100% to equities, 100% to fixed income, and 100% to cash, though such extreme weightings are infrequent.
PCM Dynamic Risk Hedged U.S. Growth Strategy – The Peak Dynamic Risk Hedged U.S. Growth strategy’s primary objective is long-term capital appreciation through investment in U.S. equities and treasury’s. The investment process consists of choosing 6-10 of the best-in-class ETFs through an evaluation of costs, liquidity, and index methodology.
About Greenrock Research
Kevin Malone – CEO, CIO of Greenrock Research and Co-Portfolio Manager, Mauldin Portfolios.
Kevin founded Greenrock Research in 1996 to provide customized investment research to RIAs and wealth managers. He manages the growth of the company while focusing on developing innovative investment solutions for clients. Kevin has spent his career in investment management and pension consulting. He created and grew the pension consulting group at Paine Webber into one of the premier consulting firms for middle-market funds in the country. Subsequently, he then co-founded McBryan, Malone, and Russell, an investment management firm specializing in options strategies. He managed portfolios there and at Alliance Capital Management before creating Greenrock in 1996. Kevin graduated from Loras College with a B.A. in accounting. He has served in leadership roles on several nonprofit boards, including the Loras College Board of Regents, CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy), and the Epilepsy Foundation. Outside of work, he is an avid cyclist and cook.
Greenrock Research is an independent, employee-owned investment research company. They have the flexibility to offer you the specific resources that are most suitable for your business—whatever you need and however you choose to work with them.
They provide a unique service by negotiating fees with investment managers on behalf of all our RIA clients. By providing this economy of scale, they keep the expense ratios the RIA client absorbs to be a bargain, lower than any other method. They are a boutique firm working with a significant RIA client base but not having any desire to be a supermarket firm. They develop deep relationships with their RIA clients, providing customization in a way that is unique to each firm. Delivering the right answer to investment problems is what drives them.