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Keys to Success:

Change the Status Quo Raise Your Standards

NS Capital is an employee-owned Registered Investment Advisory Firm (RIA) that offers portfolio and asset management services to individuals, small businesses and endowments.

 

NS Capital was formed to address specific problems that are endemic in financial services:

    -    Lack of independent and objective research 

    -    Conflicts of Interest and the lack of transparency 

    -    Biased portfolio construction

    -    Pricing 

 

We help investors with the unique challenge of achieving transparency to protect their financial interests. As a fee-only RIA, we provide conflict free fiduciary advice.

The New Standard in Portfolio Management 

Portfolio Management is the Foundation of Financial Wellness

There are many facets to achieving long term financial wellness: portfolio management; financial planning; tax planning; and estate planning. All are important components but not equal in their impact on financial wellness. NS Capital believes that high-quality portfolio management–how your assets are managed and what you pay–is the critical component for long-term financial wellness. It is the foundation upon which all other facets are based.

After we complete our advisory phase–which determines the wants and needs of each client–NS Capital focuses on portfolio construction and asset management exclusively. We are not a generalist firm because we know that high-quality portfolio management requires constant attention, which cannot be said of the other facets. This in no way negates the value of the other facets; but our approach is to partner with subject matter experts who also are focused solely on their specific discipline as we are on ours.

Planning decisions are event driven and require periodic attention.

Four Principles for Investment Success

1. Recognize the Two Types of Asset Management

  • PROFESSION

  • BUSINESS​​

 

2. Identify the Two Types of Advice

  • REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISOR (RIA)

  • REGISTERED REPRESENTATIVE (RR)

 

3. Understand the Two Factors That Impact Performance

  • SKILL

  • COST

 

4. Demand Full Transparency

  • WHAT ARE ALL THE FEES AND COSTS?

  • WHAT ARE THE CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS?

  • IS THERE CURRENT AND PAST LITIGATION?

  • IS THERE AN ALIGNMENT OF INTEREST?

When it comes to asset and portfolio management,
nothing is static–there are no one-time decisions.

Portfolio Construction

The ideal portfolio strikes a balance of safety and certainty on the one hand and aggressiveness and gains seeking on the other. 

A Well-Constructed Portfolio Should​

  • BE A PORTFOLIO THAT CAN BE UNDERSTOOD

  • HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMBINE MULTIPLE STRATEGIES 

  • BLEND PASSIVE AND ACTIVE MANAGEMENT IN AN INTELLIGENT WAY

  • CORRELATE FEES TO VALUE

NS Capital’s primary job is to manage our client’s relationship to the capital markets and to protect against the risk of emotional decisions during times of turmoil. When NS Capital is hired it is not just to construct the portfolio based on the needs, wants and goals of a client at a specific point in time; it is also to change the portfolio when warranted–that can be from an investment standpoint or from the standpoint that a client’s circumstances change.  

Investing for Safety
and Certainty

Interest rates have been at historical lows with limited prospects for significant increases going forward. Investments that promise high income come with embedded risks that we do not feel are worth the reward. Bonds do not offer the combination of income and stability that they have in the past. This is why NS Capital, for this point in time, created the Shorter-Term Fixed Income Portfolio to be more focused on safety and certainty than anything else. It is designed to provide investors with a liquid, conservative portfolio that offers the potential for better total return than Money Markets and CDs, but without taking significant risk.

Hypothetical Stress Test

A back-test of historical performance to help illustrate how the Shorter-Term Fixed Income portfolio can provide returns that are non-correlated to equity markets

RETURN

For illustrative purposes only. See disclosures for an explanation of each “stress event” referenced above.

* Current Holdings as of July 1, 2019. The securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for client accounts.  The reader should not assume that an investment in the securities identified was or will be profitable.

Current Holdings *

87% Safety & Certainty

13% Total Return Enhancement

VGSH

Vanguard
Short-Term Treasury
50%

 

SCPB

SPDR
Short-Term Corp Bond
37%

CJNK

SPDR
Crossover Corporate Bond
4%

 

CWB

SPDR
Convertible Securities
4%

 

EMB

iShares
Emerging Markets Bond
5%

Investing for Gains Seeking

Timeframe

No one should invest in equities with less than a five-year time horizon, PERIOD! The safety and certainty portion of the portfolio should serve as a volatility mitigator because the pathway to superior long-term returns demands that the investor be able to stay emotionally detached from the “ups and downs” that will occur in the stock market. You can’t expect consistent results if you are seeking higher returns because only with full market volatility will you get full market returns. 

NS Capital Equity Investing

NS Capital employs two approaches to equity investing:

“The stock market is a device to transfer money from the impatient to the patient.” 
 
—Warren Buffett    

NS Capital Portfolio Methodology

AN INTELLIGENT BLEND OF PASSIVE AND ACTIVE MANAGEMENT WITH CORRELATED FEES CREATES A WEALTH BUILDING ADVANTAGE

Beta Core

 

THE BETA CORE IS A PASSIVELY MANAGED EQUITY PORTFOLIO WHICH TAKES WHAT THE MARKETS GIVE US

Alpha Ring

 

THE ALPHA RING IS AN ACTIVELY MANAGED GLOBAL EQUITY PORTFOLIO  WHICH SEEKS
LONG-TERM OUT PERFORMANCE

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