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Our Strategy

We will help you make better investment decisions.
Our overall objective is to create broadly diversified portfolios to reflect current and projected economic realities.

Investment research – Through our alliance with LPL Financial, we are backed by the largest in-house research team of any independent broker/dealer. As the nation’s leading independent brokerage firm*, LPL Financial has no proprietary products, investment banking business, or any other conflicts that can get in the way of providing independent, objective and unbiased investment research to its advisors.

Investment vehicles – LPL Financial’s broad research encompasses most individual investment types, as well as sophisticated investment programs – while focusing singularly on the individual investor.

Risk – We have incorporated modern portfolio theory into our practice, which is the theory that individual investments should be analyzed not on their own risk, but on the additional risk they add to an entire portfolio. Because there is a certain amount of risk in all investments, we educate our clients so that they understand the risk-return trade-offs we make on their behalf.

Asset Management and Re-balancing - Portfolio re-balancing is a critical component of the strategic asset allocation process and essential to the long-term success of your portfolio. Re-balancing is designed to ensure that the allocation of your assets remains in line with your stated investment objectives. Because the relative performance of various asset classes will vary, portfolios that are not reviewed on a regular basis tend to drift from their target allocations. A portfolio that is not regularly re-balanced could assume a risk/reward profile that is not consistent with your objectives. We will review your portfolio with you on a regular basis, and make adjustments when needed, to help maintain the optimal allocation of your investments.

Asset allocation – Like most institutional investors, we believe that our client’s assets should be allocated across the entire asset spectrum and be periodically re-balanced. Please keep in mind asset allocation does not guarantee profits or protect against loss.

Passive versus active – We believe markets are not efficient and that it is possible for a skilled manager to outperform the market over time. While past performance is no indicator of future results, we believe there is an inherent advantage in selecting experienced portfolio managers with track records of superior performance.

Time horizon – We are long-term investors. Our clients share our vision that successful investing is a function of patience, not hasty judgment, and that investment choices must be permitted time to reach their potential. In our role as wealth advisors, we do not try to time the direction of the market by making short-term bets. But, we do believe that well-informed tactical asset allocation decisions can help manage downside losses and enhance the potential up-side gains.

Inflation – The purchasing power of a portfolio can be greatly diminished if its underlying investments do not provide an appropriate real return. When we construct a portfolio, we try to strike a balance between future growth potential and current income.

Services and Specialization – At VICTORY INVESTMENT STRATEGIES we specialize in Senior Wealth Management - planning for the unique needs of clients over the age of 50:

  • Wealth Planning - accumulation and distribution strategies
  • Trust Services - preserving and protecting your wealth
  • Estate Planning - providing a legacy for future generations
  • Tax Planning - minimizing your tax burden

*based on total revenues, as reported in Financial Planning Magazine, June 1996-2014

There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not ensure against market risk.

LPL Financial Representatives offer access to Trust Services through the Private Trust Company N.A., an affiliate of LPL Financial.