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Marc J. Lane Investment Management, Inc. offers customized Separately Managed Accounts for advisors to use with their clients. Our portfolios have a compelling story, especially today, that can give you, as a financial professional, a highly competitive solution to offer clients in today's investment climate.
Corporate Governance Portfolios
Our Corporate Governance portfolios represent the heart of what we do. These portfolios are an excellent alternative to traditional large cap core portfolios. Our Corporate Governance portfolio is ideal for today's cautious investor seeking a degree of prudence regarding what is in their investment portfolio; they are also ideal for trust and other accounts where there may be fiduciary considerations. This portfolio strategy is appropriate for any client who seeks competitive performance combined with a high standard of due diligence. Our historical performance has been excellent.
Nothing is excluded in these portfolios; we are strictly looking for the "Best in Class."
We believe that quality corporate governance is a key part of the fundamental analysis we do when selecting securities for inclusion in a portfolio. In our process, we look at three important areas.
Transparency of reporting and operations.
Acceptance of and adherence to "Best Practices."
Highest integrity and reputation of Board Members and Corporate Officers.
We believe that the reliability and the quality of the information companies provide to shareholders, as well as the integrity of those who provide it, is as fundamental to the likely success of a company as is a strong financial analysis of what they provide. After all, shouldn't the quality of the information available be as closely evaluated as the content?
Advocacy Investing Portfolios
We wrote the book on positive selection vs negative screens. Our Advocacy Investing® approach provides a rational way to address issues like Respect for the Environment, Social Justice and/or Faith-Based issues. Our customized Separately Managed Accounts provide you with a powerful tool to deliver what your clients want with historically market-beating performance on a 1Y-3Y-5Y basis. Exclusionary screens are only applied at the insistence of a client. Our approach is focused on the selection of positive company behaviors in the areas of Social Justice (which includes human rights, employment practices, and diversity), Respect for the Environment and Faith-Based issues.
We believe that every client's values are different; therefore, principled investing must encompass a tailored approach rather than the monolithic "one size fits all" used by necessity by mutual funds.
We manage our customized portfolios of common stock so that the values of each client are positively reflected in a fully diversified portfolio.
Principled or socially-conscious investing now represents over $2.5 trillion of investor assets. (This is approximately five times as much as all ETFs combined!)
Some studies indicate that over half of all affluent investors have something that they feel is important enough that they want to see it reflected in their investments. Despite this, the same studies indicate that only 1 in 50 advisors are having serious discussions with clients about what is important to them and how best to reflect those values in their portfolios. Why not?
Over time, we have consistently had market-beating performance, so if you can support what you believe in and earn the same, or higher rate of return, why wouldn't you?
Marc J. Lane Investment Management, Inc. - Account Types:
Advocacy Investing Portfolios
Corporate Governance (Large Cap)
Respect for the Environment (Large Cap)
Social Justice (Large Cap)
Faith-Based (Large Cap)
We also offer "blended portfolios" with environmental, social and/or faith-based screens to ensure that your clients' investments reflect all of their deepest convictions.
For more background Information about Advocacy Investing read the book that started it all, Profitable Socially Responsible Investing? An Institutional Investor's Guide, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, by Marc J. Lane. Learn more about Marc J. Lane on Wikipedia.
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