How is the quantitative model used in the investment process?
Peter Scholtz developed and has been refining our quantitative model for over 20 years. This model is primarily used to narrow down the stock universe to a select group of stocks for further fundamental review. Click here for a more in-depth explanation for how we use quantitative models.
How does Scholtz & Company select individual securities, sector weights, or asset classes for its portfolios?
For equities, Scholtz & Company goes through a rigorous process that includes quantitative screening, deep-fundamental analysis, and technical analysis. Please click here for a detailed discussion on this selection process. This ‘bottom’s-up’ selection process is married with a top-down view on macro-economic and industry specifics. The ‘top-down’ methodology is used in determining which sectors to over/under-weight, how much cash to hold, and the proper mix between equities and bonds (for Balanced or Income strategy accounts).
What is the performance track record?
To see our performance across our different investment strategies click here. This performance is GIPS® compliant and thus includes a measure of volatility (standard deviation).
What is Scholtz & Company’s equity investment style?
For our four primary strategies (All Cap Equity, Balanced, Income, and Tactical Allocation), the equity portion of the portfolio is managed under an ‘All Cap Core’ style. We invest in equities of all market capitalizations and regardless of whether they would typically be classified as Value or Growth stocks. We manage in this style because we do not want our clients to be restricted from investing in attractive opportunities simply because of an arbitrary style-box. That said, positions are taken in context of the overall risk profile of the portfolio (e.g., we would not place 100% of the portfolio in micro-cap stocks).
How many equity positions does an account typically hold?
Depending on account size, accounts will hold 30 to 40 positions. Larger accounts will be toward the higher end of this range. We feel comfortable in this range as it gives our accounts enough diversification to control risk.
Can I get a list of your top holdings?
Yes. Please contact Mishaal Husain at 203-714-9900 and she can provide you a list of our top holdings. You may also see our 13-F filings with the SEC.
How are final investment decisions made?
Ultimately, the Portfolio Managers make all final decisions on securities selections. However, these selections are made after extensive research by the investment team and discussions with the Portfolio Managers.
What is the makeup of the investment team?
Scholtz & Company’s investment team is made up of a mix of two Portfolio Managers and three Analysts with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. To see detailed Bio’s for all of our employees click here.
What sort of institutional mandates can Scholtz & Company manage? How are portfolios customized?
Scholtz & Company offers All Cap Equity (100% stocks), Balanced (60/40 stocks vs. bonds benchmark), Income (25/75 stocks vs. bonds benchmark), and Tactical Allocation (75/25 stocks vs. bonds benchmark) strategies. For more details on these strategies, click here. Additionally, Scholtz & Company does manage accounts under a market capitalization focus (e.g., Small Cap Equity strategy).
Who maintains custody of the assets?
Our accounts are primarily custodied with U.S. Bank.
What is your fee structure?
A full breakdown of our management fees can be found here.