Simpson Capital’s (SCM) service is designed for all types of investors large or small, young or old, rich or not so rich and individuals or institutions. This is based on how SCM handles your holdings as a whole, rather than bundling unrelated ideas and techniques. For more on how this approach is right for you, visit our Investment Philosophy and Modern Portfolio Theory pages. Below are our Features & Benefits.
Fee Only Advice
SCM is a fee-only advisor. SCM does not accept commissions or any fees based on product sales and does not offer you unneeded products.
Fee-only advisors help reduce conflicts of interest by the way we earn our fee and what we recommend. Fees are based on your month-end account balances and billed quarterly at a fixed rate for the prior three months.
SCM and your interests are aligned– SCM is rowing in the same direction with you because SCM’s fee only rises when your account grows.
SCM maintains a fiduciary responsibility to you. This means SCM gives advice while putting your interests ahead of its own. SCM takes care to avoid misleading you and provides full and fair disclosure of all material facts. To learn more about this duty, visit our Fiduciary Forum blog.
Goal Based Process
SCM is focused on meeting your goals for the long-term. These goals include desired return types (growth or current income), liquidity and risk tolerance. SCM designs your portfolio to perform in all market weather, like a boat built to withstand all conditions.
In developing your Account Guidelines, your short- and long-term goals are factored with the expected risk and return profile of your holdings. SCM uses its own Portfolio Strategies to integrate your goals with the future outlook. Risk is controlled by watching equity concentration, industrial sector, global exposure and firm size.
SCM forms an opinion about the future environment through study of economic forecasts. The areas of study include global economics, industrial sectors and issue selection. Visit our Market Journal for our current outlook. Issue selection is based on management quality and market leadership in growing sectors of the economy. Visit our Research page to see how our detail works for you.
SCM’s service goes beyond managing assets. Helping with your affairs involves a broad range of skill sets, including setting goals, planning, and record keeping. Other skills include asset allocation and factor evaluation. Visit our firm’s About Us page to learn about our skill set.
Third Party Held Assets
SCM is your primary contact and works with the keeper of your holdings. Your holdings are held at Charles Schwab & Co. Schwab is a major third-party firm. They handle opening new accounts, executing trades, processing requests and reporting including trade confirms, monthly statements and annual tax reports. Schwab has a dedicated team supporting SCM. For backup, you can contact Schwab directly through a call or access your account online.
To learn more about other features & benefits, SCM’s approach, visit Investment Philosophy to see why SCM’s features & benefits uses its reasoned process to meet your goals with our Strategy or learn more about SCM Research. To set up an account, visit Open An Account.