Cardinal Point aims to ensure that you have exposure to a well-diversified portfolio of 1,000s of stocks from around the world and is uniquely situated to offer licensed advice, ongoing maintenance, and reporting on your assets across the U.S. and Canada.
After the overall risk tolerance has been set and the underlying targeted asset allocation determined, we then move on to determine how those exposures should be garnered. When looking at the entire investment universe in the U.S. and Canadian markets, the Investment Committee weighs a variety of factors.
Weighing these aspects, we can construct model portfolios of institutional mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) to match your unique situation. We constantly monitor our exposures and conduct an in-depth quarterly due diligence process, frequently speaking with the investment managers of the underlying funds and discussing fund and model level performance against benchmarks in our quarterly Investment Committee meetings. Changes are made to our recommended fund list for a variety of reasons including the identification of more efficient implementation vehicles or the emergence of opportunities for further diversification.
At the end of this process we aim to ensure that you have exposure to a well-diversified portfolio of 1,000s of stocks from around the world, including moderate tilts towards some of those areas of the stock market academically shown to have higher expected returns, mixed with the right amount of high-quality bonds to meet your specific needs and aspirations. Cardinal Point is uniquely situated to offer licensed advice, ongoing maintenance, and reporting on your assets across the U.S. and Canada.