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Not just any Portfolio Manager.
For some investors, maintaining a traditional investment account simply doesn’t suit their needs or lifestyle. These individuals prefer to enter into a relationship with a personal Portfolio Manager† to take them to the next level of investing. The BMO Nesbitt Burns Managed Portfolio Account® offers you a direct relationship with an accredited Portfolio Manager Paul Hartford and gives you the peace of mind that comes from having a direct connection to the person making the investment decisions in your portfolio. Yet, by delegating the day to day decision making, you have more time to pursue your other goals and interests.
Your portfolio is customized for you.Paul Hartford will carefully assess your needs, design an investment strategy based on time tested investment methodologies and world class investment research, and create a portfolio designed to promote your best interests every step of the way.
Step – Your Investment Policy Statement
To begin, Paul Hartford will work with you to build a comprehensive picture of you as an investor – everything from your current financial situation to your long-term objectives and any special circumstances. From this, your Investment Policy Statement will be developed. This written policy is drafted and agreed upon by you and your Portfolio Manager. It explicitly states the long-term policy and management guidelines for your Managed Portfolio Account. Your policy statement is unique – reflecting your individual needs – and will guide all decisions made for your account.
Step – Determine Your Asset Mix
Defining your asset mix is a critical step towards achieving the goals defined by your Investment Policy Statement. Stocks, bonds, and cash each have unique risk and return
characteristics, with higher expected returns generally correlating to higher expected volatility. Paul Hartford will develop an asset mix for your portfolio that prudently balances your desire for growth or income with your need to protect valuable capital.
Step – Portfolio Construction
The BMO Nesbitt Burns Managed Portfolio Account is not a one size fits all solution – your portfolio is designed and managed for your specific needs. Since you directly own the holdings in your account, Paul Hartford has added flexibility to select unique investments, recommend particular trading strategies, and address issues such as
increasing the overall tax efficiency of your portfolio.
Step – Portfolio Management
Paul Hartford has a finger on the pulse of economic developments. With the ability to act on your behalf, Paul Hartford can make adjustments to your portfolio designed to take advantage of market opportunities or to limit potential risk. This is done by
synthesizing information gleaned through independent study, insights from BMO Financial Group analysts and economists, and highly respected third party research groups.
Step – Review and Monitor
Contact with Paul Hartford can be as little or as much as your wish. Either way, your assets will continue to be managed with the highest degree of personal attention. You will be kept well informed through regular contact with your Portfolio Manager, as well as receive a monthly statement of account that details your holdings, transactions and the value of your portfolio.