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Island Light Capital

Island Light Capital

  • EducationHarvard University; Boston University
  • QualificationsBA Economics; Certificate in Financial Planning
  • Founded2012

Growth Portfolio

Enlightened Investing is a stable approach to portfolio management, emphasizing quantitative principles and proven investment practices, while accentuating asset allocation as the most important determinant of long term success in investment planning.

Island Light's Global ETF Growth Portfolio is optimally diversified across major asset classes of fixed income, global equity and alternative assets.  The Island Light Capital Growth ETF Portfolio is designed for long term investors seeking current income and some potential for long term capital growth. The Portfolio is targeted to a benchmark allocation of 75% global equities and 25% fixed income investments.

Risk score

Risk Score 3

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • 1.5%
    30 day
  • 2.0%
    90 day
  • 12.3%
    365 day
    January 18, 2012
Monthly vs S&P500
Island Light Capital - Growth Portfolio Monthly vs S&P500
-10.7% 12 months
  • $20,000 subscription min
  • Margin account required
  • 0.5% fee


  • Replicable

Top 5 Holdings View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. What's driving the quiet rally in tax-free muni bonds

    22 April 2014

    The $3.7 trillion municipal bond market may have a pulse after all.

  2. Are consumer discretionary stocks the canary in the coal mine? 26 March 2014
  3. Is there a defensive rotation afoot in stocks? 13 March 2014
  4. Why emerging market turmoil is more noise than signal 25 February 2014
  5. Bonds still make sense for a diversified portfolio: Pierce 11 February 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Dow Jones Moderately Aggressive


Inception January 18, 2012

as of April 22, 2014 Manager (net of fees) Dow Jones Moderately Aggressive S&P 500
Past 30 days 1.5% 1.0% 0.8%
Past 90 days 2.0% 1.6% 2.4%
Past 365 days 12.3% 16.2% 22.8%
Since Inception (Annualized) 10.3% 14.4% 20.0%
2014 (YTD) 2.2% 2.0% 2.3%
2013 14.2% 20.7% 32.4%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of April 22, 2014 Manager (net of fees) Dow Jones Moderately Aggressive S&P 500
Best 30 days 7.2% 7.2% 7.9%
Worst 30 days -7.5% -5.6% -4.8%
Volatility 10.1% 8.5% 11.4%
Sharpe Ratio 1.21 1.91 2.01
Sortino Ratio 1.63 2.45 2.81
Maximum Drawdown -8.6% -6.8% -5.7%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.3% -2.0% -2.6%
vs. Dow Jones Moderately Aggressive vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 1.11 - 2.84
Alpha -4.5% -5.8%
Beta 1.14 0.84
R-Squared 0.90 0.90
  • $20,000 subscription min
  • Margin account required
  • 0.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 4.3
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
01/24/14 IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF Yes Buy $92.52
01/23/14 IWX iShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF Yes Sell $39.45
01/22/14 IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF Yes Buy $117.15
01/22/14 BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF Yes Buy $50.05
01/22/14 BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Yes Buy $80.67
01/22/14 BKLN PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio Yes Buy $24.94
01/22/14 IWX iShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF Yes Sell $39.99
01/22/14 VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF Yes Sell $79.89

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 broker commissions. Manager returns include trades that fail Covestor's trading rules, do not reflect any Covestor suitability or risk score restrictions and are exclusive of Covestor fees. More
  3. Average subscription returns ("Avg Sub" or "Avg Client") are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the average, daily, time weighted returns of all active subscriptions to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe requested. In addition, these returns include cash, dividends and earnings distributions, brokerage commissions, Covestor advisory fees, and reflect individual client suitability and risk score restrictions. More
  4. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The subscription minimum is the minimum subscription 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. Variables such as corporate actions or foreign exchange may affect daily performance displays. 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 have been calculated by Covestor using a time-weighted calculation of daily index valuations. Benchmarks presented are total return and therefore inclusive of cash, dividends and earnings distributions but not transaction costs. More
  7. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value.
  8. All Portfolio Manager information including personal data, profiles, strategies, monthly investment reports, and historical results outside of Covestor has been provided by the Portfolio Manager. Covestor makes no representation or warranty of its accuracy, completeness or relevance and it does not represent the opinions of Covestor. Transaction history is available upon request. Portfolio classifications (Approach, Asset Class) are provided by Covestor, and are intended to serve as a general guide.
  9. These securities are currently held in the portfolio manager's brokerage account. Holdings in the "Replicable Holdings" table currently pass Covestor's trading rules, subject to individual client constraints. Eligibility for replication may change over time. Actual client subscription holdings may vary.
  10. These transactions were executed in the portfolio manager's brokerage account. Those marked as "Replicable Transactions" passed Covestor's trading rules and were eligible for replication at the time of execution, subject to individual client constraints. Eligibility for replication may change over time. Actual client subscription trade activity may vary.
  11. S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index compiled by Standard & Poor´s Corp. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index. S&P 500 index data: S&P/Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies Copyright © 2014.