Investment Solutions 

We offer a broad range of investment products and services – you decide how you want to work with us. Our platform offers a high level of flexibility in how you want to design your investment portfolios – invest in third-party models or create your own, then deliver them seamlessly to your clients.

GeoWealth’s Suite of Investment Solutions:

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Advisor-Managed Models

Our Investment Solutions and Trading Teams will help you manage and execute your advisor-managed or home office models. We’ll handle the rebalancing and trading via our modern Service Center, allowing your team to focus on where they can add unique value.

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Third-party Model Marketplace

Leverage our diversified Model Marketplace, which features a broad range of over 700 models from 70 brand name and boutique third-party asset managers.

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Our Proprietary Portfolios

The Investment Solutions Team offers professionally constructed portfolios designed to meet a wide variety of client preferences and risk profiles. Portfolios range from globally diversified and comprehensive solutions to unique strategies built to address common requests, all overseen by our experienced in-house Investment Committee.

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Investment Consulting

Our models, UMAs and third-party model marketplace are customizable. When basic information doesn’t get you where you need to be, we are here to provide the deeper analysis you need to create the right line-up for your business.

Additional Investment Support:

Professional Trading 

MAINTENANCE & MONITORING

Outsource your middle office to our team of professional traders and submit your trade requests via our Service Center. The rebalancing of allocations and strategies across both households and accounts are streamlined with efficient trade management and block execution capabilities.

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Tax Management

PERSONALIZATION AT SCALE

GeoWealth’s tax-smart investing capabilities allow advisors to deliver automated, personalized tax transition services and ongoing tax loss harvesting at scale. Analyzing tax implications makes transitioning to GeoWealth easy, and helps with your year-end discussions.

Risk Scoring & Proposals

REPEATABLE & COMPLIANT

Clients can complete our questionnaire that uses demographic and behavioral science to derive their risk score and determine suitable asset allocations for any given risk profile. Next, advisors can generate a customized and branded investment proposal.

Advisor managed models

Using GeoWealth to manage your models helps you scale faster and reduces staffing costs.

We make your home office and advisor-directed models feel turnkey. Reduce your efforts on time-consuming rebalancing activities for your advisor-managed or home office models. Instead, leverage GeoWealth’s Investment and Trading Teams’ expertise to manage your clients’ portfolios, trading, and reporting. Our open-architecture platform supports the combination of multiple investment vehicles to create a custom model.

Tech-enabled Portfolios

Save time and effort for more important tasks. GeoWealth helps you reduce your efforts on time-consuming rebalancing activities via our modern Service Center.

Outsourced Trading

Leverage our experienced Trading Team and investment management expertise to manage your clients’ portfolios more effectively.

Sleeve / UMA Capability

Open-architecture platform supports the combination of multiple investment vehicles to create a custom model, which you can manage via our platform.

Our Model mArketplace

A broad menu of third-party investment models from asset managers.

GeoWealth’s model marketplace is designed to offer access, choice, and flexibility to investment advisors and Home Offices.

Our model marketplace features both brand name and boutique managers, offering both SMAs and UMAs. We offer model portfolios across a range of categories, objectives, risk profiles, vehicles, tax status, minimums and fees.

Model Marketplace Menu

Our expansive model marketplace menu is organized by asset manager, by asset class type, and by due diligence tier.

Broad Array of Categories

We offer more than 280 model suites from third-party managers, spanning the full breadth of investment categories, including individual equity and bond portfolios.

Marketplace by the Numbers

With more than 700 individual models from over 70 asset managers, investment advisors can choose from an expansive set of options.

Request the full list:

We’ll send you the 20+ page guide to our model marketplace so you can explore solutions for your clients.

Our PROPRIETARY PortfolioS

As a valued client, we offer our in-house GeoWealth models at no additional cost.¹

We offer a range of portfolios across client preferences and risk profiles. All portfolios are globally diversified, comprehensive solutions designed and managed by our Investment Committee.

Model portfolios and Unified Managed Accounts (UMAs)² span across a range of objectives, risk profiles, vehicles, tax status, minimums and fees. Our portfolios are open-architecture, featuring a combination of brand name and boutique managers; from BlackRock and Vanguard to Jensen and Henry James.

Global ETF

Purely passive model series seeks to provide elegant simplicity with only low-cost ETFs and annual rebalancing.

Global Explorer

Active and Passive model seeks to achieve the optimal combination of low-cost ETF with active management.

Factor Select

Diversified multi-factor model series that invests in ETFs across asset management providers.

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Minimum: $25,000

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Model Fees: 0.0%

Est. Fund Fees (TER): 0.04–0.06%

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Risk Profiles: 5

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Tax Sensitive Options: Yes

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Minimum: $50,000

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Model Fees: 0.0%

Est. Fund Fees (TER): 0.07–0.14%

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Risk Profiles: 5

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Tax Sensitive Options: Yes

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Minimum: $25,000

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Model Fees: 0.0%

Est. Fund Fees (TER): 0.12–0.19%

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Risk Profiles: 5

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Tax Sensitive Options: Yes

Short Term Reserve

Unique model portfolio designed for capital preservation with an objective of outpacing T-Bills over 12-24 month time horizons.

Mass Affluent UMA

Multi-model UMA of third-party ETF models hand-picked by our Investment Solutions team and tailored for mass affluent clients.

High Net Worth UMA

Multi-model UMA of third-party ETF and stock models hand-picked by our Investment Solutions team and tailored for high net worth clients.

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Minimum: $25,000

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Model Fees: 0.0%

Est. Fund Fees (TER): 0.17%

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Risk Profiles: 1

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Tax Sensitive Options: No

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Minimum: $100,000

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Blended Model Fees: 0.05%

Est. Fund Fees (TER): 0.50–0.60%

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Risk Profiles: 6

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Tax Sensitive Options: No

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Minimum: $500,000–$2,000,000

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Blended Model Fees: 0.08–0.24%

Est. Fund Fees (TER): 0.15–0.40%

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Risk Profiles: 5

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Tax Sensitive Options: No

Request the details:

We’ll send you detailed overviews of the GeoWealth Model Suite, including asset allocation and investment philosophy:

[1] GeoWealth does not charge an investment management fee for our portfolios. [2] UMA is a unified managed account. Clients will pay any investment management fee from the third-party models within the UMA, if applicable.

Investment Consulting

Take advantage of our team’s experience in all aspects of investment solutions, including asset allocation, portfolio implementation, manager selection, due diligence, research, and thought leadership.

 

Custom Models and UMAs

TAILORED TO YOU

When pre-built models don’t meet the needs of your business, we can partner to create a custom suite of investment portfolios. You’ll get custom models or UMAs reflect your preferences, market views and/or brand – but outsource the tedious work required to build, run, and manage the model portfolios.

This portfolio construction service allows you to provide initial views and portfolio guidelines. Our investment team manages the optimization, due diligence, and ongoing management.

Reach out to us to discuss qualifications for this custom solutions program.

Custom Model Analysis

LEAN ON US

Our model marketplace is completely customizable. We provide access and information – you control what you want your model marketplace to look like. When basic information doesn’t get you where you need to be, we are here to provide the deeper analysis you need to create the right line-up for your business. 

People

Description of firm and strategy, size of firm and strategy

Process

Portfolio turnover, active share, number of holdings, diversification of underlying ETF/MF providers.

Positioning

Factor tilts or biases, regional exposures, equity/fixed income breakdowns.

Performance

Track record length and consistency. Volatility. Depth and length of drawdowns.

Fees

Investment management fees and underlying expense ratios.

Why Outsource Investment Management?

Financial advisors are outsourcing their time-intensive investment management tasks – from trading and reporting to portfolio construction and due diligence. There are dozens of reasons why, but here are our top 5:

Reduce Complexity

Increase Scale & Sophistication

Free Up Time & Resources

Expand Your Capabilities

Impress Your Clients

By outsourcing tedious investment activities, financial advisors are using their time to “wow” clients.

The Benefits of Outsourcing By the Numbers

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SAVE TIME

90% of model portfolio users save time on investment management – on average 9 hours each week.

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NEW BUSINESS

Most advisors who outsourced investment management won new business during market volatility, versus 69% who did not use models or SMAs.

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PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT

Almost all model and SMA users said that outsourcing investment management improved their practice during COVID volatility. 

Source: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Distribution in a model-driven age. 2019. BlackRock. “Which advisors had a smoother ride during COVID 19?” As of September 30, 2021.

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