A&I Investment Philosophy

We believe the right way to invest is to diversify by strategy, remain consistent, and maintain high conviction.

What We Believe

We believe quality inputs generate
quality results over time.

We believe that investor behavior is the single greatest determinant of an investor’s financial success.

We believe that asset allocation between stocks and other investments, including bonds and alternatives, is more important than selection and timing of the investments.

We believe stocks will yield better returns over time than other assets.

We believe that combining time-tested strategies, with high conviction and consistency, generates superior investment returns.

We believe in ongoing, rigorous due diligence and testing of our beliefs.

We Provide Our Clients Access to:

100+ years of combined experience at A&I
Stock research lead by a PhD and former Dean of Finance, with a US Patented process, at our research partner, Athena Invest
Fixed income, asset allocation and economic research lead by a team of CFAs at our research partner, iMGP

Manager and Investment Selection

AIWM portfolios are both academically proven and time-tested. Using a patented approach to equity management, called Strategic Active Equity, we utilize a team of equity analysts lead by Dr. Tom Howard at Athena Invest. Rigorous research from leading academic institutions like Harvard, Yale, Oxford and the University of Denver, among others, to give our clients direct access to high-quality, actively-managed stock portfolios. 

Building a superior portfolio isn’t easy. We perform hands-on research and on-site visits to identify investment managers.

Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market. Investment strategies have inherent risk factors and there is no assurance that any investment strategy will be successful. Non-traditional investments or alternative investments involve specific risks that may be greater than those associated with traditional investments. Investors should consider the special risks including illiquidity, speculative strategies such as leverage and commodity price volatility, increased expenses and tax considerations before investing.

ESG Investments

Many investors want to “do well and do good” for the environment, for society, and invest in companies that share their beliefs.

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Our Process, Our Promise

We are fiduciaries. In other words, we pledge to put your interests first. We promise that no one has a greater interest in your family’s success than our team.

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Life Planning

When planning a life, money is integral to almost everything. Our wealth managers have been here before with other folks like you. By talking with one of our experienced guides you can reduce your stress and increase your success.

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Our wealth management approach may be different from experiences you have had with other advisors. We devote time to a discovery process that helps us understand your values, goals, and relationships. We design an investment plan and recommendations based on your unique needs.

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An initial conversation is always complimentary. We are often told that our discovery process is the best conversation about money a person has ever had.

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Our Investment Philosophy Statement

The right way to invest is to diversify by strategy, remain consistent, and maintain high conviction.

Other Services We Provide

  • Life Transitions

    We understand life transitions often come hand-in-hand with a sudden change in finances.
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    Families

    Long-term, real-life financial success begins with a plan. Our advisors can help you chart a legacy measured by generations of success. Our clients benefit from an expert team of professionals.
  • Changing Jobs

    Changing jobs requires a lot of juggling and mental resources. We work alongside you to make way for a smooth financial transition, keep you and your family safe, and plan for the long haul
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    Retirement Income Planning

    Our financial planner works with you to envision what you will retire into, what your days may look like, and how your finances will change during your retirement years.
  • Medicare Planning

    Our financial planners will help you make a gift that is meaningful. Charitable planning can be simple or complex. We can coordinate a team to reduce expenses and may help you find a plan that is free (other than the gift itself).
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    Financial Advice for Widows and Survivors

    Finances are an underlying source of stress after a loved one passes. We listen, simplify and help you prioritize so that you can focus on grieving and recovery.
  • Life Planning

    Life Planning

    Life transitions reveal how money is integral to almost everything. Our experienced wealth managers help you reduce your stress, increase your chances of success with all the areas of your life.
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    Ski and Snowboard Families

    Get your free College Money Report™. Find the answers your family needs to get the most free money for college in under 5 minutes. Karl and Stacey Frank are parents of competitive skiers.
  • Women's Wealth Wellness

    Women’s Wealth and Wellness

    Women have unique financial needs in different life stages, from accumulating wealth to retiring, to widowhood.
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    Life Insurance Planning

    Our financial planners will help you make a gift that is meaningful. Charitable planning can be simple or complex. We can coordinate a team to reduce expenses and may help you find a plan that is free (other than the gift itself).
  • Divorce

    Divorce involves establishing your financial independence from your spouse. Our financial planners can help you navigate your new financial life as you plan and complete the divorce process. Gain clarity about your finances and emerge with confidence for the next phase of your life.
  • Business Owners and Executives

    Small business owners, we speak your language! We help you maximize your financial return, minimize your tax liability, plan for your exit from the business, and mitigate risk. Our exclusive process and team of experts simplify your life and let you sleep soundly.
  • Paying For College

    For college planning, we first assess the family’s retirement readiness. Next, we look at the five sources of college funding for each family...
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    Inheritance or Windfall

    When you receive a large sum of money through inheritance or windfall, your financial planner will help you develop a custom financial plan that makes room for your short-term and long-term goals.
  • Charitable Planning

    Charitable Planning

    Our financial planners will help you make a gift that is meaningful. Charitable planning can be simple or complex. We can coordinate a team to reduce expenses and may help you find a plan that is free (other than the gift itself).

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