Strategy Based Investing (SBI) is a system which classifies money managers by strategy. As defined by the SBI methodology, strategy is the manner in which a fund manager goes about analyzing, buying, and selling stocks. The SBI system identifies and categorizes managers into ten distinct strategies.
The SBI Portfolios buy and hold what we believe to be the best strategies and the most strategy-consistent managers in those strategies. ICON’s SBI Portfolios use funds with high ratings in strategies that have performed among the best since 1980 to build the Portfolios. Each ICON SBI Portfolio utilizes a Strategic element with a Tactical overlay.
The Strategic portion of the Portfolios is diversified among the top performing domestic and international strategies over the long-term (dating back to 1980) according to the SBI methodology. Each portfolio has a different allocation to fixed income determined by its relative risk profile. For example, the SBI Global Conservative Portfolio will generally invest a greater portion of assets in fixed income funds than the SBI Global Moderate Portfolio would. The Tactical portion of the Portfolios is allocated to the best performing strategy over the short-term (12-month rolling data). This segment will typically hold two high rated funds in the identified strategy. The Market Barometer (MB) aids in determining whether the funds selected will be domestic, international, or cash for defensive purposes.
Strategy Based Investing (SBI) is a system which classifies money managers by strategy. At ICON, we believe that money managers use specific strategies to analyze, buy, and sell stocks. Over time, certain strategies lead and lag. Click below to learn more Strategy Based Investing, strategic methodologies and year-over-year performance.
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