The Future of Advice
Founded in 1994 by two financial advisors, Symmetry Partners provides a complete business solution for independent advisors. This includes best-of-breed, evidence-based investments, including the firm’s own family of mutual funds, as well as marketing, technology and educational assistance to help you more effectively serve your clients.
Our approach is guided by fundamental principles applied thoughtfully and with intellectual rigor. It is grounded in science, decades of data, and academic research—and leverages the 8 factors of return and the insights of 11 Nobel laureates.
- We look at the evidence. There are decades of research on market performance and the various factors that offer the potential for greater returns. We lean heavily on this data—not passing trends or flavor-of-the-month investment ideas. And we look at the evidence constantly to try and make sure we are building optimal portfolios for investors.
- We believe in transparency and independence. Our investment-provider relationships are free of conflicts of interest, such as revenue-sharing arrangements, so that we can make decisions about products and managers based only on the merits.
- We are relentless about costs and efficiency. In addition to seeking to optimize diversification and other performance factors, we carefully manage the impact of fees, costs, and taxes.
- We are always vigilant. We conduct on-going monitoring to ensure our solutions, managers and portfolios continue to meet our strict guidelines.
Watch this video to learn more about how factor-based investing fared vs. the total U.S. stockmarket over the last two decades.
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Below are brochures, fact sheets and educational materials that explain more about Symmetry, our evidence-based investment approach, and our solutions.
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This brochure details our evidence-based, factor-based investment strategy, the potential benefits of broad diversification and efficient portfolio construction, as well as our belief in the power of partnering with a professional financial advisor.
A standalone version of the Market Commentary.
Active managers have historically had a hard time beating their benchmarks. This chart looks at how managers have fared over the last 15 years, including their average underperformance.
A revised Periodic Table of Asset Class Returns that includes: Additional indices, including an index for Global REITs, Aggregate Bond Index and index returns from MSCI, Barclays, Citigroup and S&P.
Over time, factor returns have shown diversity relative to the benchmark both positively and negatively, as well as among themselves.
Beta refers to exposure to a market capitalization-based index such as the S&P 500, while Smart Beta strategies seek to do something different or “smarter” than beta. To achieve that, Smart Beta creates new indices based on different criteria, such as dividend yield, that can then be tracked by an investment such as a mutual fund or an ETF.
In constructing our evidence-based portfolios, Symmetry employs a best-of-breed approach to combining investment providers. Our solutions are globally-diversified and grounded in decades of data and academic research, including the insights of 11 Nobel Laureates. We also carefully manage the impact of costs and taxes. Money managers we utilize include Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), Vanguard, AQR Capital Management, iShares by BlackRock and SPDRs.
A piece that highlights the critical role of financial advisors and you bring value to the client relationship.
An overview of Symmetry's PrecisionCore ETF Portfolio Models.
This article is the first in a series designed to help demystify factor investing, and the ETFs designed to help capture these exposures.
This article is the second in a series designed to help demystify factor investing, and the ETFs designed to help capture these exposures.
This article is the third in a series designed to help demystify factor investing, and the ETFs designed to help capture these exposures.
Symmetry Partners conducts extensive due diligence on your behalf to find the managers that give us factor exposures (and combine best together) in tax-sensitive, liquid, low-cost vehicles.