Growing your wealth

Our Investment Management services are based on the fundamentals of asset allocation, diversification and tax efficiency, and are oriented to the specific goals and objectives of each client. Our approach is initiated through a planning process that defines the goals and inputs that help determine a client's target return.

  • We strongly believe in diversification and risk management of a client's portfolio.
  • We consider income needs, tax exposure, risk tolerance and time horizon in our approach.
  • We also specialize in integrating tax strategy and wealth planning, as needed, into our investment management advice.
  • We also provide assessment and advisory on alternative investments including private equity, hedge funds and real estate.

Through our Charter Capital Advisors division we produce aggregated research, both external and proprietary, that supports our investment platform.

Charter Advisory offers families a uniquely strategic approach to managing their portfolios, and provides foundations and endowments with a cost effective and specialized service alternative to manage their assets. We also can provide a targeted investment service in the area of impact, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) based investing.

Our investment services are based on the following core ideas and proprietary tools:

1. Determining an appropriate target rate-of-return, while managing risk, through a cutting-edge analytical process is a great starting point.

2. Diversification across and within all asset classes and investment styles is critical to risk/return optimization.

3. Asset Allocation is the key underpinning to diversification and should be customized to each investor's needs and preferences.

4. We utilize our proprietary Model Asset Allocations across the risk/return spectrum as the basis for our client portfolios.

5. Our list of Approved Funds and Money Managers, based on sound and prudent research & due diligence, gives us broad based choices in each asset category to populate our client portfolios with the highest quality vehicles.

6. Our attention to quality is equally balanced with our sensitivity to the costs (fees and taxes) of our client portfolios.

Investment services are offered through Charter Capital Advisors and Charter Investment Management. As a fee-only financial advisor Charter Advisory Group does not get paid commissions or sell investment products.  Charter is compensated in a very transparent way by fees charged either as a percentage of assets under management or on a flat fee basis agreed to prior to beginning work. Charter Advisory manages client accounts but does not hold client assets, they are held at outside custodians, primarily Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab and E-Trade.