Our portfolio assessment is designed to answer the question, "How well is my portfolio doing?" We examine the investment arrangements that you currently have in place to determine whether they are suited to your circumstances.
While an initial portfolio assessment can be as general or as detailed as you wish, our analysis would normally be comprised of the following steps:
We compare the results of our analysis to your existing Investment Policy Statement (IPS). If an IPS is not in place, then we can help to prepare one. An IPS outlines your expectations for the management of your portfolio and the performance measures to which you will hold the manager (of which you may be one) accountable. It is important that you and your portfolio advisor agree on the initial parameters so there will be no misunderstanding about your investment objectives later.
We strongly encourage clients to have their portfolio assessed on an annual basis. In addition to ensuring that the Investment Policy Statement is being followed, our on-going performance monitoring of your portfolio will compare your actual rate of return to:
The Great Divide
Investment Executive’s Money Planner 2006, Jade Hemeon
December 17, 2006