Financial Advisors want you to turn it over to them and let them do it for usually about 1% of your portfolio value each and every year. It is nice to have someone to hold your hand sometimes but it’s not usually worth it. In fact, most financial advisors are known in the business as “Asset Gatherers.” Does that sound icky to you too? More often than not, they don’t even run the investments themselves, instead, they hire “investment Managers” to do this, subjecting the investor to both the advisors’ fee and fees charged by the investment manager or fees inside the mutual funds or Exchange-traded Funds. I’ve seen these layers of fees be three or even four layers deep.
The truth is that regular investors do have great ideas! What they are often missing is three things:
- The hard-won investment discipline forged by losses
- A process for investing. Having an investment system provides the chassis to systematically evaluate, monitor, optimize and learn. This process can also give investors support for providing the discipline they need.
- The deep reservoir of knowledge and experience helps to discern the best opportunities and reveal the true risks.
Portfolio ThinkTank is designed to complement investor ideas and existing methods and investments and provide the chassis that fits what you are doing, protects your money and optimizes your performance.
James’ professional orientation points at the zenith (and sometimes nadir) where technology and investments intersect. He is a Fintech entrepreneur and has served twenty years of a lifetime sentence.
James is a patented inventor, quant pioneer and investment manager. He is the founder of Gravity Investments, a unique investment and technology services firm centered on James’ inventions for diversification measurement, optimization, visualization, and analysis. In the development of the platform, James has pioneered A.I applications, diversification attribution, down-side diversification, portfolio re-optimization, full-lifecycle strategy optimization, programmable investment policy statements and core-satellite optimization techniques.
In working with advisors, funds and money managers as both a strategic sub-advisor and software consultant, James has consulted and trained hundreds of professional investors on portfolio design and optimization. James has a unique ability to look at any investment process and find practical, intelligent and often quantifiable opportunities to improve the investment product.
Inspired by the work of Nobel Laureate Harry Markowitz and the efficient frontier, James has championed and pioneered the science of diversification. James’ technology has advised
or assisted in over 30 Billion dollars of investor capital. His vision of a more perfect investment management system is at the heart of Gsphere ( www.gsphere.net )
His passion for performance, curiosity for the unknown, and drive to excel empower his service to investors.
James is Founder and CEO of Portfolio ThinkTank (the B2C company) www.portfoliothinktank.com, Founder & Chief of Financial Engineering at Gravity Investments www.gravityinvestments.com (the B2B company) and Chief Investment Officer at Gravity Capital Partners, a wholly owned SEC Registered Investment Advisor.