Beckerman Institutional

Asset Allocation



  • Strategy ETFs / Funds
The Beckerman Asset Allocation portfolio has a goal of generating long term growth with a secondary goal of income generation.  The portfolio will invest across a range of asset classes including stocks, bonds, alternatives and cash. It retains flexibility to overweight certain asset classes given the managers perception of fundamental opportunities.  We believe that this strategy is appropriate as a core holding for investors.
The portfolio will invest in a diversified manner, which will primarily consist of ETFs, Closed-end Mutual Funds and Individual Securities.  The strategy is long only.  We intend to maintain a low turnover in the portfolio.
Beckerman Institutional engages in fundamental research across a range of ETFs, funds, and individual securities.  We utilize a range of third party research tools, analyst reports and company reports.
Because the portfolio invests primarily in diversified ETF and Closed-End fund holdings, it is broadly diversified.  We also include a variety of asset classes that may limit the correlation level to the US stock market.
We will sell a position when the manager no longer views it as the most attractive option for the portfolio.  This decision will be based on how it fits with the overall portfolio and its underlying fundamentals.
If there is an unusual opportunity, the portfolio may from time to time overweight an asset

Performance

2.0%

Month to date

MTD

2.0%

Quarter to date

QTD

2.0%

Year to date

YTD

Quarterly vs S&P500

Quarterly vs S&P500

Risk score

  • 6.9%

    Best quarter

  • -8.0%

    Worst quarter

    • 1% fee
    • $20,000 min
  • Required: Margin account

Performance detail

Performance Portfolio inception June 05, 2012

as of January 18, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Month-to-date 2.0% 1.5%
Quarter-to-date 2.0% 1.5%
Last 365 Days 22.5% 20.8%
Since inception (Annualized) 8.6% 13.1%
2017 (YTD) 2.0% 1.5%
2016 10.9% 9.5%
2015 -3.5% -0.7%
2014 3.1% 11.4%
2013 17.3% 29.6%

Risk metrics Last 365 days

as of January 18, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Volatility 11.3% 12.2%
Sharpe Ratio 1.95 1.66
Sortino Ratio 2.71 2.31
Maximum Drawdown -5.6% -5.7%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.6% -2.8%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio 0.47
Alpha 3.7%
Beta 0.88
R-Squared 0.90

Exposure

28.0%
18.5%
12.1%
8.7%
8.3%
  • Equity Fund
  • Communications
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Asset Allocation Fund
  • Debt Fund

Top 5 securities

7.7%
7.3%
6.1%
5.7%
5.6%
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Latest transactions Average trades per month 1.4

Executed Symbol Security Type Price
January 10, 2017 PDN PowerShares FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-US Small-Mid Portfolio Buy $27.65
November 16, 2016 TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Buy $38.09
November 16, 2016 YHOO Yahoo! Inc Sell $40.76
September 09, 2016 MON Monsanto Co Buy $107.88
August 05, 2016 Z Zillow Group Inc Sell $36.96
June 20, 2016 AHT Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc Buy $5.59
May 20, 2016 DDD 3D Systems Corp Sell $12.22
May 10, 2016 TOTL SPDR Doubleline Total Return Tactical ETF Buy $49.46
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Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and reflects the deduction of broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Covestor's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Covestor advisory fees are simulated and applied retroactively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. Average client returns are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the asset-weighted daily average returns of all active client investments (some of which may contain investment restrictions) to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe presented. These returns include cash, dividends, and earnings distributions, and reflect the deduction of Covestor advisory fees, brokerage and other commissions and expenses actually paid by clients.
  4. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by Covestor, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.
  5. The performance charts are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors to provide these returns. Neither Covestor nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
  6. Benchmark returns displayed have been calculated by Covestor using daily benchmark prices and do not include dividend income. More information here. For certain portfolios Covestor uses an index as a benchmark, while for others it uses an investable exchange traded fund (ETF) as a benchmark. Index returns do not reflect the deduction of any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index. Investable ETF returns reflect the deduction of (i.e., are net of) management fees, transaction costs and expenses.
  7. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value.
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  9. Not all transactions listed will appear in accounts due to Covestor's trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.