Our investment philosophy focuses on asset allocation and portfolio construction, which academic research has shown to be the largest contributors to long-term portfolio returns.
Over the past decade, financial markets have become more global and dynamic in nature, with the worldwide dissemination of information more efficient than ever. As a result, certain asset classes have become so efficient that it has been extremely difficult for active managers to outperform benchmark indices based on security selection decisions.
The bottom line is that economic fundamentals are no longer the sole determinant of asset class returns. At DT, we believe that these fundamental changes in the investment landscape make tactical asset allocation methodologies favorable. Furthermore, we look to control the aspects that can be controlled: Minimize fees and taxes while ensuring that portfolio risk is aligned with each individual Client’s risk tolerance.
DT’s Fixed Income investment process strives for low volatility and consistent returns by stressing diversification and minimizing interest rate risk by constraining duration bands. We utilize fundamental and technical analysis to tactically shift between fixed income asset classes to capture the benefits from both fundamental valuation changes and price momentum. At DT, we recognize that the compounding effect of income is traditionally the largest contributor to fixed income performance.