Portfolio Analysis Projects: Case Study

Client Need

  • Soon-to-retire pharma executive with a “complicated” portfolio
  • Assets accumulated during course of lengthy career
  • 60+ different funds; too fragmented
  • Big overlap in holdings
  • Not sure of what to do next

BWA Approach / Recommendations

  • Analyzed each fund within the portfolio
  • Recommended which funds to keep; which to replace
  • Considered impact of transaction costs in reconstructing portfolio
  • Advised on asset location for tax-efficiency and cash-flow planning

Result / Outcome

  • New asset allocation guidelines adopted
  • Aset location recommendations implemented
  • Number of funds in portfolio reduced dramatically, with improved diversification benefits
  • Portfolio reports consolidated
  • Peace of mind for client improved