Overview

Lead Capital Partners was established with a philosophy espousing an active, opportunistic and flexible approach to investing and a firm belief that such an approach would enable us to produce superior long-term positive returns for our clients regardless of the prevailing market environment.

Our flexible methodology enables us to be receptive to a plethora of opportunities as and when they arise and, importantly, it permits us to utilize a number of techniques that not only enhance returns, but also minimize risk. All too often and by far too many who ought to know better, the use of options and short-selling securities are derided as techniques that increase risk when, in fact, the utilization of certain strategies with these techniques as their foundation can significantly mitigate or hedge against risk. Many traditional investment managers are hampered by strict investment guidelines that restrict their use of these techniques.

We employ a “bottom-up” approach and concentrate on situations driven by events, undervalued securities and special situations. Our investment ideas hail from a number of sources, including a wide-ranging network of industry and company contacts and painstaking internal research and analysis. We identify investment opportunities where it is possible to clearly identify a catalyst or an event that will culminate in a change in a security’s price.

Our Process

Lead Capital Partners’ process has been tried, tested and proven over several years. We strive to ensure that our clients understand the process because it helps to instill and cement the degree of confidence and trust crucial to the smooth conduct of the client/manager relationship.

We seek to engage with you through in-depth discussion and analysis of your personal circumstances. We aim to construct a vivid picture of your financial circumstances, time horizon, your willingness to accept risk and exactly what it is you hope to achieve. Our use of careful, jargon-free questioning can sometimes prompt sober introspection but the result is a clear understanding of your attitude to investment risk for both parties.

Allocation

Our professionals refer assiduously to your carefully defined risk tolerances and other preferences to help them construct the model which will eventually determine the most suitable asset classes to include in your portfolio.

This proprietary model is separated into four major asset classes – US/European equities, emerging market equities and fixed income. Where appropriate, we can add further diversification by targeting large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap and micro-cap equities or specific industry sectors.

Implementation

Once we have agreed on the combination of assets your portfolio will be comprised of, we must carefully judge the optimal time at which to acquire them at the most favorable cost. During a period of volatility, we use what is called cost-averaging which involves the staggering of acquisitions over a period of time. This typically results in a lower total cost of entry into a market.

Using ETFs and other mutual funds enables Lead Capital Partners to accomplish wide or narrow exposure to main asset classes and sub-asset classes. In keeping with our desire to reduce costs of investment, when using exchange-traded or other mutual funds, we pay particular attention to charges and levies made by fund managers.

Observation/Equalization

The completion of forms and transfer of capital does not signify the end of our engagement with our clients. Once the portfolio is up and running, we continue to observe the performance of the various constituent assets on a daily basis.

Investment is no longer an activity where assets can simply be bought and left to their own devices. Market volatility means that trends and cycles change with alarming regularity and speed so our equalization process ensures your portfolio remains on target to achieve its objectives. If an asset class has performed well, our portfolio managers will recommend its replacement with another in a class that may not have performed as well but, in their expert opinion, may be set to turn around.