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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 Portfolio Methodology

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

Within each portfolio tier, the efficiency of the market is matched with the most appropriate type of management.

Asset management and advisory fees within each tier are correlated to the ability to add 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 Buffet    

Beta Core

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

 

Characteristics

Strategically allocated based on the following:

  1. Analysis from the research departments of the largest exchange traded providers* 

  2. Independent research from our network of respected industry resources

  3. Insights from our Alpha Ring active money managers

  4. Reviews of asset groups with the lowest three-year and five-year performance as a possible enhancement to our core ETF holdings

 

Composition

Broadly diversified – 13,000 securities, low cost and tax efficient

 

Investment Style

Momentum/Growth

Expectations

A long-term indexed portfolio that will participate fully and benefit from the historical upward bias of global markets

* 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*

90% Large Global Markets

10% Smaller Focused Markets

VTI

Vanguard Total Stock Market

60%

 

VEA

Vanguard FTSE

Developed Markets

20%

 

VWO

Vanguard Emerging Markets

10%

EWX

SPDR
Emerging Markets Small Cap
5.0%

 

DFE

WisdomTree Europe Small Cap
2.5%

GDXJ

VanEck Junior Gold Miners

2.5%

 

 

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

 

Money Manager Characteristics

  1. Boutique: Independent, employee-owned firms

  2. Concentrated: Build tightly constructed portfolios comprised of sound, well-managed companies

  3. Capacity: Limit assets under management when their style/strategy reaches capacity and is no longer replicable

  4. Negotiated: Fees set at institutional levels

  5. Alignment: Commit funds side by side with their investors

 

Composition 

Currently seven money managers, each with a different strategy, offer their best ideas for five to ten holdings in order to create a total portfolio of 45-55 total securities. The result is a fully diversified portfolio that is dramatically different than the passive Beta Core.

 

  • 50% Market Leaders – Large, well-known companies, both domestic and international, whose weighting in the portfolio is at least 2X its weighting in its respective benchmark – for example, in the Alpha Ring the Amazon position represents 10% in a manager’s portfolio as compared to its 2.8% weighting in the S&P500 index
     

  • 50% Undiscovered – smaller companies both domestic and international that are generally not part of a broad benchmark and are not widely followed by Wall Street analysts

 

Investment Style 

Value/Price Conscious

 

Expectations 

A unique portfolio that has the potential for a high level of upside and a degree of downside protection based on the fundamental security selection skill of the money managers

* Current Managers as of July 1, 2019. The identified managers are subject to change.  The reader should not assume that an investment made by these managers was or will be profitable.

Current Managers*

50% Global Leaders

50% Global Undiscovered Opportunities

 

Alpha Ring

 

NS Capital –
A Boutique Firm with Deep Resources

Successful investing is in large part dependent on access to quality information, particularly when you most need it. Today, high-quality research is no longer just the domain of large organizations; with the advent of the internet and other tech applications research has been democratized. The challenge is accessing this high-quality research. NS Capital has created a research network that we believe stands apart in the investment advisory business. The investment committee has access to our advisors and various research departments on an ongoing basis. In addition, our investment committee is able to reach out to over 20 subject matter specialists on an as-needed basis.  

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