Portfolio management is the process of selecting different types of investments, such as stocks, funds, and bonds, to achieve specific financial goals. The process involves monitoring your investments and making adjustments over time based on a portfolio management strategy tailored to your needs.
There are a few more aspects to portfolio management besides managing investments. These include asset location, rebalancing, and tax minimization. In practice, portfolio management brings all these services together to provide investment management services that help you achieve your financial goals. A portfolio management strategy can be active or passive.
With active portfolio management, your portfolio manager takes a hands-on approach to the selection of investments. They charge you a percentage of the total value of assets that they manage on your behalf. Active portfolio management aims to outperform the stock market index or specific investment benchmark.
In some cases, high portfolio management feeds erode investment returns. You may, for example, pay 1% or more of your investment balance annually for advisory fees. As a result, a growing number of clients prefer passive portfolio management services because they're more affordable.
Passive portfolio management involves selecting investments that aim to mirror the stock market's performance or a specific section of it. As with traditional portfolio managers, you define the parameter for a robo-advisor, which is a service that relies on algorithms to select and manage investments for you.
In many cases, robo-advisors charge a percentage of the total value of the assets they manage for you. However, this management fee is usually a fraction of a percentage point (typically 0.25%–0.50%) because passive portfolio management doesn't require hands-on management of your investments.
If you're interested in additional assistance, such as advice on financial planning, please give us a call. In addition to automated portfolio management, we offer the investment advice you may receive from a conventional financing planning firm.
The advisors offer guidance on investing, saving, spending, and safeguarding your money. However, unlike traditional financial planners with whom you'd talk to in person, these services provide financing planning advice over video or the phone.
At their cores, portfolio management and wealth management are similar concepts, but they're different in practice. On the one hand, portfolio management refers strictly to the management of a client's investment portfolio.
On the other hand, wealth management is the epitome of financial planning. Besides investment management, it includes services such as legal guidance, tax preparation, estate planning, and more.
A portfolio manager develops an investment strategy for you based on various factors, including your investment goals and risk tolerance. They also monitor your portfolio on an ongoing basis and makes the appropriate adjustments.
If you prefer to manage your investments yourself, a portfolio manager may not be necessary. However, hiring a professional portfolio manager is essential if you prefer a hands-off approach to your investment.
Four main factors determine your portfolio management strategy.
Hiring the right portfolio management services for you is one of the most effective ways of achieving your financial goals. Contact Davis Wealth Services today and find out more about investment portfolio management.