Investment Advisory

Global Capital Strategies was founded on the premise that significant assets demand attentive management and therefore, we have kept the number of client relationships limited. Each account is managed individually and reflects our deep understanding of each client’s stated investment objectives. We create a strategy around our clients’ wealth, which constantly evolves as family, business and economic circumstances change. We work on behalf of our clients, managing their liquid assets in public equities and ETF’s, fixed income securities, cash equivalents, private equity funds, and hedge funds, when appropriate. When appropriate opportunities arise, we will trade in international markets and when protection is deemed necessary, in declining markets, we may take reverse market exposure. We use a combination of quantitative and technical analysis to select and manage investment holdings. Client portfolios generally have exposure to both domestic and international markets. By design, our clients have liquid assets of a size that allows us to customize each portfolio and to accommodate client-specific goals and objectives. Paying attention to the distinguishing elements of each client profile, our overall objectives are protection of capital and appreciation of after-tax wealth.

GCS works with each client to develop an investment strategy and an asset allocation appropriately aligned with the client’s individual investment objectives and constraints. The Investment objective is documented on the Investment Advisory Agreement and the client’s investment strategy, asset allocation, liquidity needs, tax considerations, time horizon of investments, risk tolerance, return objectives, and source of funds are document on our contact management system.

A Portfolio Manager and/or Relationship Manager, who is a Registered Investment Adviser Representative, manages each client relationship. Their role is to oversee clients’ investment portfolios, make specific recommendations about how their assets are invested, be cognizant of each client’s risk profile based on their customized risk assessment, and understand the specific and unique needs of each client family member or business. An Operations Manager or Client Associate is responsible for portfolio accounting, client service, administration of client portfolios, and directly supports the Portfolio Manager and Relationship Manager in managing the client relationship.

Our performance is reported via BlackDiamond, a division of Advent Software, Inc. Clients can see their performance, risk score, and progress towards their goals at their leisure and updated daily. Clients can also network their assets held at other financial firms and see their entire financial picture on one login. GCS never holds client assets. Client Asset custody may include, BNY Mellon | Pershing, Charles Schwab, Interactive Brokers, and / or FC Stone.